Bernice L. Haas

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Bernice Loraine Haas, 93, of Garber, died Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019, at the Guttenberg Care Center.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg and one hour before service at the church. 

Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Guttenberg, conducted by Rev. Marvin Bries.

Interment will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Garnavillo.

Bernice was born on Jan. 18, 1926, near Communia, the daughter of Robert and Elsa (Maehl) Koehn. She attended the local country school through the eighth grade. She was united in marriage to Leo Moser. To this union four children were born; sons Dee, Stevon, and Lynn, and a daughter, Maylo. They owned a gas station in Garnavillo and Garber for several years. They later divorced.

On May 20, 1967, Bernice was united in marriage to LaVern Haas. To this union one daughter, Ann, was born. They lived near Dubuque until they moved to Garber in 1976. Bernice was a homemaker and cared for several foster children. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Guttenberg and a member of the Plagman Barn in charge of cutting and serving pies during Show Days for several years. She loved spending time with family and friends, cooking, canning, gardening and being outdoors barefoot. She also enjoyed crocheting with thread and yarn, feeding song birds and watching birds and other animals. She especially enjoyed bald eagles.

Survivors include her husband, LaVern, of Garber; two sons, Stevon (Mary) Moser, “wanderers,” Lynn (Christina) Moser of Olin, and one daughter, Ann (Mark) Payne of Elkader; eight grandchildren, Naomi Smith of Blooming Prairie, Minn., Scott (Kim) West of Stuart, Fla., George (Kate) Moser of Cheyenne, Wyo., Caleb (Jill) Moser of Cedar Rapids, Alicia (Jeremy) Lenz of Farmersburg, Sean (Ana) Moser of Aberdeen, N.C., Todd (Kawana’ao) of Kona, Hawaii, Charley Hicks (step-grandchild) of Riverside; 14 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Maylo Maule; a son and daughter-in-law, Dee and Marilyn Moser; a brother, Harley (Evelyn) Koehn; three sisters, Vera (Alvin) Berns, Violet (Elmer) Hansel, and Reta (Clyde) Rentschler; and one granddaughter’s husband, Scott Smith.

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