Marcella V. Haake, 94, Ferdinand

marcella-haakeMarcella V. Haake, 94, of Ferdinand, died Monday (October 17) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. She was born in Huntingburg August 7, 1922, to Leo G. and Catherine (Hoge) Schipp. She married J. Roy Haake February 8, 1947, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church. He died October 30, 2012.

Marcella was a homemaker. She was a lifelong member of St. Ferdinand Parish and its St. Anne’s Sodality. She was a member of St. Anne’s Choir and was a recipient of the Simon Brute’ Award. She was a charter member of the Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 Auxillary. She enjoyed quilting, flower gardening, and being with family and friends.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret Lents and husband Tom, Dubois, and Ruth Lueken and husband Patrick and Sara Kunkel and husband Ron, all of Ferdinand; four sons, Patrick Haake and wife Donna and Henry Haake and wife Lisa, all of Ferdinand, Max Haake and wife Terri, Chandler, and John Haake, Jasper; 17 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dolores Stallings, Rockport.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet Haller and Alma Schipp, who died in infancy, and one brother, Lee Roy Schipp.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Thursday and from 7-9:30 a.m. Friday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sisters of St. Benedict or to St. Ferdinand Parish. Online condolences may be made at Funeral services at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ferdinand Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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