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Bernard E. Haack

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Bernard E. Haack, 77, of Cylinder, passed away Monday, April 30, 2007, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 4 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg. The Rev. David Biddle will officiate the 10:30 a.m. service. Burial will be at South St. John's Cemetery in Cylinder.

Mr. Haack's grandchildren will serve as casket bearers.

Bernard Edward Haack, son of Otto M. and Nellie (Tow) Haack, was born June 4, 1929, in Fenton. He served in the United States Army during World War II. He served in Panama from 1946 until 1948 in the Army Battery B Automatic Weapons Department, where he was in charge of a gun crew. For his service during this time, Bernard received the World War II Victory medal.

On June 19, 1948, Bernard was united in marriage to Lavonne Preston in Jackson, Minn. To this union 10 children were born.

Bernard and Lavonne resided on their farm, where they had dairy cattle. 

In 1977, Bernard retired from farming and he and Lavonne moved to Arizona where they made their home. In 1980 they moved back to the area and began milking cows again.

Bernard was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Emmetsburg and a past member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Depew.  He was also a member of the American Legion Post No. 192 and V.F.W. Post No. 2295 in Emmetsburg.

Mr. Haack was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Nellie Haack; a sister; three brothers; and a son, John Eugene.

He is survived by his wife, Lavonne, of Cylinder; his children, Sandra Naig and her husband, Dan, of Graettinger, Micheal Haack and his wife, Terri, of Sun City, Kan., Linda Worley and her husband, H.B., of Minburn, Greg Haack and his wife, Norma, of Spencer, David Haack and his wife, LuAnne, of Emmetsburg, Cheryl Abernathy and her husband Ivan, of Brooksville, Fla., Marsha Kramer and her husband, Dennis, of Alden, Julie Reiman and her husband, Jan, of Johnston, and Laurie Brewington of Marion; grandchildren; great grandchildren; and a sister, Arlene Haack, of Emmetsburg.