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John Arlyn Haase, 62 Glendive, MT

 

John Arlyn Haase

John passed away peacefully on March 11, 2017 at his home in Glendive, Montana.

Memorial services will be held 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 16 at Our Savior Lutheran Church, and the funeral is 10 a.m., Friday, March 17 at Our Savior Lutheran Church.

John was born on March 12, 1954 in Sidney, Montana, joining older siblings Gary and Ron. John attended Deer Creek Elementary School and graduated from Dawson County High School, where he was an essential asset to the chess team. John attended college in Bozeman, Montana. He returned to Glendive where he worked for UPS as a package car driver. The summer of 1975, John's life soon changed when he met Peggy Buck. They were married on July 9, 1976 in Glendive, Montana and to this union two sons, Bradley Anson and Michael John were born. John then started coaching baseball in 1986 and soon became well known as "Coach Haase". His love of coaching extended through many years beginning early on with his boys and continuing on with his granddaughters. John retired from UPS after 34 years of service, but that was not the end of his busy lifestyle. He started his own roofing business which kept him going. John became a grandfather in 2008 to his beautiful granddaughters Audrey Marie, followed by Ava Victoria in 2010. Those two girls had their grandfather wrapped around their little fingers from the minute he met them and they became the loves of his life.

John was a very active member in his church as well as a revered member of the community where he served on many boards and committees. In 2015 John fulfilled one of his lifelong dreams and bought his bar. With much hard work and dedication his dream started to unfold right before his eyes. John's outgoing personality and contagious laugh will not be forgotten. His lust for life will live on forever. "Hee, Hee"

John was preceded in death by his mother and father, Fred and Loraine Haase and his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Johnny and Marie Buck.

He is survived by his wife, Peggy "Peg", of Glendive; two sons, Brad and Mike, both of Glendive; two brothers, Gary Haase and his wife Lynn of Sherwood, Oregon and Ron Haase and his wife Tammy of Sidney, Montana; one sister Sue Atwell of Glendive; two granddaughters, Audrey and Ava and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

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