Charles “Bud” Haas


Charles “Bud” Haas

February 18, 1931 – January 22, 2023

Charles “Bud” R. Haas, 91 of Lady Lake, Florida, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away peacefully on January 22, 2023. He was born in Westhope, Ohio to Arthur and Gertrude Haas (Pratt). He was the youngest of 5 children.

Bud was a 1948 graduate of Deshler High School, Deshler, Ohio, and he proudly served in the United States Marine Corps from 1951 to 1953 during the Korean War.

He married Dawn Thompson March 13, 1952. Bud was a life-long farmer and he loved driving his tractor and working in the fields. Bud farmed with his son Brad Haas, who continues the operation today, with his son Kennen Haas.

Bud was also a member of Westhope Bible Church. He was a Gideon in Wood and Henry counties in Ohio, and also Lake County, Florida. He wanted everyone to know the gospel and was happy to share it with everyone.

Bud & Dawn were snowbirds for many years in The Villages, Florida. After a lifetime of farming, he continued his labors falling in love with golf, softball and water volleyball. He really enjoyed his many Florida friends. Bud was a member of Westhope Bible Church in Ohio, and attended Chapel of Christian Faith in Lake County, Florida.

He is survived by his wife, Dawn M. Haas, his sons, Gary Haas, Tontogany, Ohio, Bradley Haas, Weston, Ohio, Timothy Haas, Westhope, Ohio, Kevin Haas, Beaver Creek, Ohio and his daughter, Teresa Ahrns, Charlotte, North Carolina, and grandchildren: Allen, Kennen, Kristen, Leslie, Kyle, Jameson, Brandon, Brittany, Dustin, Kelly, Erica, Stuart, Sumner, Sterling, Jessica, and Jonathan; and 9 great grandchildren with 1 on the way. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Thelma Clausen, Norma Junkins and Ruth Ferrell, and his brother Wilbur Haas and daughter in-law Debra Haas. He lost his treasured 16 year old Dachshund in 2021.

Local services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11, 2023 at Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler with Michael Zalar officiating. Graveside services with military honors will follow in Richfield Township Cemetery in Westhope, Ohio.

Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.

Memorial donations are suggested to Cornerstone Hospice, 601 Mariposa Way, The Villages, FL 32162; Gideons International 1-866-382-4253 or Cherry Street Mission, 1501 Monroe St, Toledo, OH 43604.

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