08 Nov Herman Haas
Herman C. Haas, 91, died on November 6, 2022 at St. Vincent’s in Bismarck, ND.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m., on November 14, 2022, at Corpus Christi, Bismarck, ND. A livestream of the service will be available on the Corpus Christi website. Following mass, he will be laid to rest at the Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery.
Herman Carl Haas was born on April 12, 1931, to Joseph Haas and Eva Haas (Staat) of Lefor, North Dakota. Joe and Eva operated a farm and had eight children. Herman was the second eldest, and often worked for other farmers to help the family struggle through the depression. Herman would always remember the days of dust, grasshoppers, and hard work, and loved to tell stories of growing up in the 30’s and 40’s.
Herman was always proud of having served in the U.S. army from 1951 to 1953. He had the good fortune of serving overseas in Germany during the Korean War. Herman often told the tale of seeing war-torn Europe less than a decade after WWII had ended. He also loved to tell the tale of ocean crossings with stormy seas and sick passengers.
Herman married Luella Martin on June 21, 1954. He began to work for the agricultural stabilization and conservation service in Dickinson ND and was soon transferred to Carson ND as manager of the local office. Herman worked as County Director in Grant County until he accepted promotion to District Director in 1982. Herman enjoyed his management job, helping farmers navigate the federal bureaucracy. He took many courses to improve himself and developed a love of public speaking having taken the Dale Carnegie course. He retired from the ASCS office in 1989. Herman retired to two jobs; he was a real estate broker/salesman and served as mediator for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture. He enjoyed this as well, trying to bring parties together to save family farms.
He loved fishing and got a deer (twice) with his boat. Herman was disciplined man, achieving complete sobriety in 1973. He and his wife Luella loved to spend almost every Saturday night ‘out on the town,’ at various eating establishments — for 30 years.
Herman is survived by his wife of 69 years, Luella (Martin) Haas, three children, Dean, Donn (Virginia), and Glenn; two grandchildren, Justin Wood, and Kate Kurtz, and two great grandchildren, Blake Kurtz and Sawyer Kurtz. Sisters; Irene Krebs, Marlene Kolling, Lorraine (Gordy) Schiff; Brother: Vernon (Connie) Haas and Sister-in-law Agnes Haas.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Lynn (Haas) Schipper, his brothers Frank Haas, Johnny Haas, and David Haas and his brothers-in-law Leonard and George.