Eugene Haas


Eugene Haas Eugene R. Haas age 72 of Morton went to be with his Lord Sunday, March 6, 2016 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester. According to Gene’s wishes, no funeral services will be held. Online condolences may be sent at Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.

Eugene “Gene” Haas was born July 9, 1943 to Fred and Evelyn Haas in Morton, Minnesota. He was baptized in the Lutheran faith. Gene enlisted in the US Army on March 13, 1967. He served during the Vietnam War and was honorably discharged on March 12, 1970. On April 18, 1969 Gene married Marleen Arndt in Redwood Falls. He loved camping, fishing, motorcycling, decorating for Christmas, and spending time tinkering with anything. Gene loved mowing lawn with “The Dixon” at the lake when camping. He served as an usher at Zion Lutheran Church in Morton. Gene loved his family and they loved him deeply; he will be sadly missed. Gene will now be with his Lord forever.

Gene is survived by his wife Marleen; daughter Tina (Mark) Vangsness of Morton, Sheri (Paul) Mathias of Muscatine, IA, and Michael (Jessica) Haas of Mapleton; grandchildren: Megan, Ashley, and Jennifer Vangsness, Michelle and Jessie Read, Andrew and Brady Haas; and 6 great grandchildren: Leslie, Keegan, Brooklynn, Camden, Marleigh, and Aydin; sister Shirley Frericks, brothers Robert and Francis Haas; and half-brother John Toomey. He is preceded in death by his parents, half-sister Kate, brother Fred, and sister Gloria.


  1. Roger,Joanne Olson says:

    Roger sure enjoyed his visits with Gene most of them took place in his son-in-law Marks garage
    He was a very nice man and got along with everyone and a TRUE EXAMPLE. for what it is to A Christain, and
    a Family Man. OUR sympathy to his wife Marlene and All his family

  2. Dan & Megan Wellnitz says:

    Our deepest sympathies on your loss. Good neighbors are a blessing. Dan will certainly miss Gene’s supervision while he messes around in the yard. Take care and let us know if you need anything.
    Dan and Megan

  3. Dan Hildebrandt says:

    I’m sorry to hear of Gene’s passing, as a friend and colege for over 40 years it’s hard to say goodbye. I worked with Gene from 1975 until his retirement and don’t recall him without a smile and positive outlook on life. Gene will be missed but the memories will live forever.

  4. lee arndt says:

    Will miss you very much Brother Gene- R I P

  5. Paul and Becky Schroeder says:

    Goodbye for now my friend I will miss your Knowledge, Wit, and Humor. Our condolences to each and every member of your family. You are and will be missed. Thankyou for being a friend of ours.

  6. Don and Brenda McDowell says:

    Our “family” feels so incomplete since you left us, Gene. We will miss your kindness, humor and generosity. How blessed we all are to have shared so many years with you.

    Our prayers go out to you, Marleen, and your family. And you are so right, family is everything at a time like this. Take care, God Bless.

  7. Karen Sandgren says:

    Shari, Tina, and family, I am so sorry to find out about the loss of you father/grandfather. My thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family. May memories comfort you during this difficult time.

  8. Steve Warnick says:

    Gene was one of a kind and been a member of our family as long as I can remember, I laugh to think about the night we all was riding in Genes car with the top down, Good memories. My thoughts and prayers for Marleen And The Family. Now Gene can be there with Mom and give her a bad time as always . In our thoughts always. Steve, Bill, Gary, and Janet

  9. Tammy Carruth Wassenaar says:

    Sympathies and prayers are sent to you at this difficult time. May you find peace knowing he is with the Lord. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to all of you.
    Tammy Carruth Wassenaar
    Harry Carruth

  10. Randy & Ellen Picka says:

    Our condolences to Marleen and family, you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. My thoughts are with the family since Gene’s passing. I only came across this now. Marleen is my aunt that I haven’t seen in over 35 years along with my cousins Tina, Sheri and Mikey (as I knew him then).

    Prayers for you all, God Bless.

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