Obituary: Murel Haas

 


Mr. Murel Haas, 77, of Pine Bluffs, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 16, 2013, at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Haas was born on the family farm on October 30, 1936, in Venturia, North Dakota, the second son to the late Asoph and Ernestine (Bertsch) Haas. He accepted Jesus Christ as Lord during his childhood years and earnestly served Him in a number of churches throughout his lifetime.

He attended grade school in Venturia and graduated from Ashley High School. During his early years he was heavily involved in helping on the family farm.

Following high school graduation, Murel served honorably in the United States Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class from 1955-1959. Upon his discharge, he married his long-distance love, Myrna (Langmaack) Haas. Following their marriage in the fall of 1959, Murel and Myrna returned to the family farm.

Their three girls, Melinda, Marsha, and Monica were born in North Dakota before Murel and Myrna moved to Missoula, Montana. There Murel pursued further education and worked as an electrician for Van Evans Plywood Mill and the University of Montana. Murel was an avid outdoorsman, whether it was in his own backyard garden or hunting and fishing in the mountains. Upon Murel’s retirement, Murel and Myrna moved back to North Dakota to be nearer to remaining family. In 2012, Murel and Myrna moved to Pine Bluffs where their eldest daughter, Melinda (Haas) Gibson resides. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend; and he will be missed by all who knew and loved him.


Murel is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Myrna L. (Langmaack) Haas; three daughters, Melinda Gibson and husband, Paul; Marsha Vogel and husband, Greg; and Monica Olds and husband, Whit; and five grandchildren, Kyle, Kory, Ellen, Benjamin and David. He is preceded in death by his parents, Asoph and Ernestine (Bertsch) Haas; brother, Harry Haas; and sister, Marlene Haas.

The memorial service was conducted on Friday, December 20, 2013, at 11 a.m. At the Pine Bluffs Baptist Church with The Reverend Dan DeBruyn officiating. Cremation is under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers or for expressions of sympathy in Murel’s memory, contributions may be made to the Pine Bluffs Baptist Church Building Fund, 418 Pine Street, Pine Bluffs, WY 82082.

Condolences may be made to the family on-line by going to http://www.schradercares.com.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Schrader Funeral Home, Cheyenne.

 

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