Robert A. Haase, 71, Celestine

Robert A. Haase, 71, of Celestine, died Wednesday (April 11) at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Celestine March 26, 1947, to Alois and Veronica (Sander) Haase. He married Judith Berg June 24, 1967, at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand.

Bob retired from Kimball International and also worked at the Jasper Cabinet Company. He served in the Indiana National Guard. He was a member of St. Isidore Parish – St. Celestine Campus, the Celestine Community Club, and the Jasper Moose Club. He enjoyed his grandchildren, hunting, fishing, gardening, traveling, and restoring antique tractors.

He is survived by his wife, Judy Haase; one daughter, Connie Archer and husband Mike, Celestine; two sons, Brian Haase and wife Melonie and Bradley Haase and wife Stacy, all of Celestine; eight grandchildren, Gabrielle, Stefanie, and Megan Archer, Braeden, Gavin, Samantha, and Ashley Haase, and Elijah Cox; two great-grandchildren, Rylynn and Emery; three sisters, Shirley Giesler and husband Ronnie, Ferdinand, Carol Sermersheim and husband Richard, Celestine, and Mary McCain and husband Donald, Jasper; and two brothers, Gerald Haase and wife Shirley and Steve Haase and wife Karen, all of Celestine.

Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper. Memorial contributions may be made to the Celestine Fire Department. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Celestine Church with burial following in the church cemetery.

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