Obit: Haas, Casper F. (1924 – 2019)
Surnames: Haas, Baures, Brunett, Christians, Zachow, Seaman, Reynolds, Butterfield, Smith, Lemieux, Baskaran
----Source: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 23 Jan 2019
Haas, Casper F. (6 MAY 1924 – 26 JAN 2019)
Casper F. Haas, age 94, of Thorp passed on to his eternal rest on January 26, 2019, at The Homeplace in Stanley.
Casper Francis Haas was born May 6, 1924, to Casper and Lorene (Baures) Haas at the family home in the township of Worden south of Thorp. He received his early education at Breezy Hill Country School just west of the farm. He always said "he went through high school... through the front door and out the back door."
Casper married Loretta (Brunett) October 8, 1949, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church in Thorp. They purchased the family farm in May of 1958 where he and Loretta and their large family farmed until 1985. Casper started hauling canned milk to Blue Moon Dairy at age 15. He continued to haul bulk milk for the next 55 years until his son Daniel bought the route in 1994. He hauled grain and hay for many local farmers when supplies ran low and did custom corn chopping and picking every fall. When he wasn't working he enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, and shooting pool on a league. Casper enjoyed family gatherings with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church, a member of the Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus, president of the Rock Dam Rod and Gun Club, and served on the Worden Town Board for over two decades.
Casper is survived by his thirteen children: Debra (Gordan) Christians of Hayward, Ken (Beth) of Chetek, Daniel of Thorp, Beverly of Fitchburg, Phyllis of Thorp, Mike of Thorp, Brian (Jenny) of Thorp, Lois of Green Bay, Nancy of Eau Claire, Ralph (Ria) of Menomonie, Robert of Ootsburg, Doris (Wade) Zachow of Eau Claire, and Casper (Melissa) of Eau Claire; twenty-seven grandchildren, and thirty-six great¬grandchildren. He is also survived by siblings: Bernice Seaman of Thorp, David (Pauline) Haas of Thorp, and Dennis (Marcia) Haas of Appleton; sisters-in-law: Elizabeth Haas of Black River Falls and Pat Brunett of Thoip. He is survived by many nieces and nephew, other relatives, and friends.
Casper was preceded in death by his wife, Loretta, March 17, 2007; daughter, Eileen, on June 7, 2008; grandson, Jacob, on November 20, 2013; daughter-in-law, Charlene, on January 11, 2019; and infant son, Roger. He was also preceded in death by his siblings: Dorothy (Ken) Butterfield, Henry (Marian) Haas, Elaine (Carl) Reynolds, Alvera Lemieux, La Verne (Kathy) Haas, Mildred (Edward) Smith, Ed Haas; and brothers-in-law: Harvey Seaman and Ronald Brunett.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Bernard-St. Hedwig Catholic Church in Thorp with Reverend Baskaran Sandhiyagu officiating. Visitation will be held at the Thorp Funeral Home on Thursday, January 31 from 4-8 p.m., with a 7:30 pm rosary service. Visitation will also be held at the church on Friday from 9:30 until time of service. Serving as pallbearers will be Casper's sons, Ken, Daniel, Mike, Brian, Robert, and Casper. His son Ralph and wife Ria will be playing and singing at the funeral.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Bernard-St Hedwig Catholic Church, PO Box 329, Thorp, WI 54771. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh.com. The Thorp Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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