Otto F. Haase, Jr, of Bettendorf, Iowa passed away at the University of Iowa Medical Center on Friday, June 28, 2013 at the age of 76. Visit with his family and friends at Parkview Lutheran Church on Tuesday, July 2 from 10am – noon, with a church service to celebrate his life immediately following. Private graveside service for the family will be held at Rock Island National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Parkview Lutheran Church, Parkview, IA. Online condolences may be left at www.rungemortuary.com.
Born on June 6, 1937 in Ellsworth, Kansas, he grew up there and went on to receive his degree in Mathematics from Ft. Hays State. After 35 years of service to his country, both in the Army and as a civilian, he retired from Rock Island Arsenal in 1995.
He spent many hours in service to his church, helping his family and neighbors, playing golf, cheering on his Kansas Jayhawks and walking his canine pal, Dixie.
Otto will be dearly missed by his wife of more than 50 years, Marva Haase; his daughter Sue Reller and husband David; his son Mike Haase and Joelle Schnepf; his granddaughters Stephanie Haase, Samantha Haase and grandson Nick Dempersmier; sisters Edith Reed; Della Ranker and husband Bill; sister-in-law Joyce Gonzales and her husband Dennis; and several loving nieces and nephews.
He was preceded to Heaven by his father Otto F. Haase and his mother Anna Carolina Haase; his brother-in-law Charlie Reed; his sister-in-law Wanda Alford; his niece Dannette Foster; his nephew Tom Teague and all of his aunts and uncles.