Mary M. Haas, 83, a resident of Bettendorf, died Sunday, June 30, 2019 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf.
A memorial mass celebrating her life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Bettendorf. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Halligan-McCabe-DeVries Funeral Home in Davenport is assisting the family with arrangements.
Mary was born February 1936 in Rickardsville, Iowa the daughter of Clarence and Clara (Wagner) Heri. They were a farm family of three girls who had to work as hard as any boy. She attended grade school in a one room school house at Five-Points, where she was a spelling champion.
Mary married William Haas in 1958. She worked at John Deere Dubuque Tractor Works as a secretary. Mary was also a stay-at-home mom, and when the kids went off to school, she continued her working career at several doctor’s offices.
Mary was a yard person who had flowers everywhere and loved every minute of all the work it took to care for them. She didn’t know a weed she couldn’t kill. Mary learned to like watching sports from her husband. At first, she was a Minnesota Vikings fan, liking Fran Tarkington, but while living in Green Bay, switched to Bart Starr after her kids met him in a downtown store, and he was very nice to them. Currently, she was a “kinda” Cubs fan.
Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Bill; children, Brian, Sara, Connie, and Tobin; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Dorothy; and numerous in-laws.
She will be dearly missed by her family.