Donn A. Haase, 73, of Ely, died Sunday, June 23, 2013, of brain cancer at the Dennis and Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha. There was a family service at Hrabak Funeral Home on July 1. Donn’s remains were cremated with no interment scheduled. Chaplain Joe Kane, officiated at the funeral home.
Donn was born March 6, 1940, in Toledo, to Milvoy and Gladys Haase. On Jan. 14, 1964, he was married to Marie VanDrew. The couple lived in Marengo for 38 years before moving to Ely in 2003.
Donn worked at Amana Refrigeration for 35 years until retiring. Donn was a hard worker both inside and outside of his home. He completely remodeled his home and took great pride in it and the yard where he had planted 28 trees and evergreens. In later years, he took up woodcarving (mostly weather vanes). He also made items for his home and many other beautiful things.
Donn is survived by his wife, Marie; his two sons, Mark of Fort Dodge, and Brett of Ely; his granddaughter, Marissa of Cedar Rapids; his sister, Darla (Duane) Yount of Florida; and his brother, Dennis Haase of Phoenix, Ariz. He is also survived by nieces and nephews.
Donn was preceded in death by his mother, Gladys Haase; and his father, Milvoy Haase.
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