Jan. 5, 1928 — Oct. 21, 2017
ALGONA — James “Jim” Haas, age 89, of Algona died on Saturday Oct. 21, 2017, at the Good Samaritan Care Center in Algona. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona, with Rev. Eric Hauan officiating. Burial will be in East Lawn Cemetery in Algona, with military rites conducted by the Hagg-Turner American Legion Post #90 and the VFW Post #2541 of Algona.
James Richard Haas, the son of Herbert and Emma (Ketelsen) Haas, was born on Jan. 5, 1928, in Whittemore. Jim enlisted in the U. S. Army in April of 1951 serving as an Airplane Mechanic during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in April of 1953. On March 25, 1967, Jim married Maxine Johnson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. He was a farmer and retired in 2005.
Jim was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where he served as a church elder and usher. Jim was also a member of the VFW and American Legion. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. For 13 years, Jim and his family went on fishing vacations to Fish Trap Lake in Motley, Minn. He was a jack-of-all-trades and could fix anything. He loved to help his neighbors and spend time outdoors. Jim was an avid reader; reading magazines, newspapers and books cover to cover.
Jim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Maxine of Algona; daughters, Colleen (Jay) Johnson of Faribault, Minn. and Paula (Troy) Nichols of Syracuse, Neb.; five grandchildren, Allison, Colton, and Jaydon Nichols and Emma and Sam Johnson and a brother, Harlan (Helen) Haas of Algona. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Roland and Gerald Haas and twin sisters in infancy.
The Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is serving the family, exclusive provider of Veterans and Family Memorial Care. Condolences may be left at www.lentzfuneralhome.com.