Mitchell Aaron Haas, 21, Ferdinand

Mitchell HaasMitchell Aaron Haas, 21, of Ferdinand, died Sunday (December 15) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born August 8,1992, in Jasper, to Bradley and Karen (Mathies) Haas.

Mitchell was a mechanic at Cave Quarries. He was a 2011 graduate of Forest Park High School and went on to Vincennes University to earn a degree in Diesel Technology. He was a member of the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department, where he participated as a junior firefighter for seven years. He was a 10 year member of 4H shooting sports, and a member of FFA. He participated in wrestling and football at Forest Park, enjoyed hunting, hanging out with friends and 4-wheeling.

He is survived by his parents, Bradley and Karen Hass; two sisters, Brittney and fiancé Steve Baer, both of St. Louis;  and Morganne Haas, at home; paternal grandmother, Marilyn Hopster and  husband Don, Huntingburg; and his maternal grandparents, Norbert and Mary Rita Mathies, Ferdinand.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Robert Haas.

Funeral services at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Thursday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. A memorial service will be conducted at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday by the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department. Condolences may be shared at

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