John J. Hass

John J. Hass, 53, of Jackson, passed away on Sunday, August 2, 2009 at the Sanford Medical Center in Jackson.  A memorial service is planned for Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 3pm at the Osterberg Funeral Home in Jackson, with Reverend Doctor Martin Lucin officiating.  Burial will take place immediately following the service at Riverside Cemetery in Jackson.  A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.


John Joseph Hass (”Sea Dog”) was born on May 28, 1956 in El Paso, Texas, the son of Howard and Mildred (McAllister) Hass.  As a youth John attended Westbrook Public Schools, graduating from Westbrook High School in 1975.  After high school John went to work for AgChem, now AgCo, where he worked for over thirty-three years.  John passed away, after a long battle with cancer, at the Sanford Medical Center in Jackson, on Sunday, August 02, 2009 at the age of fifty-three years, two months, and five days.

John was an avid outdoorsman.  He enjoyed hunting geese, and he had a true passion for fishing; on a nice day one could find him in his boat on the lake, with his pole in the water, enjoying the beauty of nature.  John enjoyed hanging out with his friends, watching the weather channel, and he most recently started watching UFC.  John had a nack for wrecking anything red, a trait he managed to pass on to his daughter Stephanie.  John was loved by his family and friends and will truly be missed.

John is survived by his two daughters, Stacey Becker, and her fiancé Mike Horn, of Lakefield, Minnesota; Stephanie Hass, and her fiancé Brad Kirchmann, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota; and his son Scott Hass of Jackson, Minnesota.  Also surviving are his one grandson, Dillon Becker, and his three sisters, Linda (Steve) Miller of Balaton, Minnesota, Mary (Clement) Hillesheim of Springfield, Minnesota, and Janet Knight of Madison, Alabama, and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents, and several close friends.

Blessed be the memory of John Joseph Hass.


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