Monday, September 3, 2012

Margaret Maxine (Dressen) Hass

Margaret Maxine Hass, age 90, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012, at Lakeshore Manor.  Margaret was born in Tyler, Minnesota, on May 5, 1922, daughter of the late Edward W. and Johanna (Nee: McDonald) Dressen.

On June 22, 1943, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Waverly, Minnesota, she was united in marriage to George R. Hass, who preceded her in death on August 27, 2011.  They moved to Wisconsin in October of 1949.  Margaret taught grades 1-8 in a one-room school in Minnesota for several years.  Following her marriage and move to Wisconsin she was employed by Racine Plating and Western Printing where she worked for 30 years until her retirement in 1987.

She was an active member of St. Edward Catholic Church for almost 60 years and was a member of their Altar Society. Margaret was also a member of the Catholic Women’s Club.  Margaret volunteered with the Hospital Auxiliary, delivered Meals on Wheels for over 20 years and was actively involved with the St. Edward’s Cookie Walk.  Her hobbies included knitting, counted cross-stitch, sewing, cooking, reading, scrapbooking and playing bridge.  She was a member of the bridge clubs at Humble Park Community Center and Sacred Heart and St. Patrick parishes.  Above all, it was sixty-eight years of marriage and her family that gave her the most joy.  She will be deeply missed.

Survivors include her children, Judith (Honorable Wayne) Marik, James (Nancy) Hass, all of Racine; grandchildren, Jennifer Marik (Kurt Gardner) of Brooklyn, NY, Peter (Maira) Marik of Wauwatosa, Dr. Patricia Marik of Milwaukee, Gina Hass of San Diego, CA, and Benjamin Hass and his fianc√©, Erin Collins of Oakland, CA; great-grandchildren, Stefan, Lukas and Zakary Marik and Margaret Gardner; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.  In addition to her parents and husband, George, she was preceded in death by her brother, Cyril (Maryann) Dressen.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Friday, September 14, 2012, at 11 a.m. at St. Edward Catholic Church, 1401 Grove Ave., with Rev. Allen J. Bratkowski officiating.   Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at 11 a.m.  Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

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