James E. Haase

James E. Haase, age 81, of Fond du Lac passed away the evening of Feb. 9, 2021 at his home with his family at his side.  James was born April 25, 1939.

He was a graduate of St. Mary’s Springs Academy Class of 1957.  On Aug. 19, 1961 he married Diane M. Johnson at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. 

Jim was employed by the SOO LINE-CP Railroad for 35 yrs.  He retired in June 1999.  From 1999 to 2016 he and his wife resided in Fairfield Bay, AR. Jim enjoyed bowling with his wife, camping with his family and was an avid card player.  He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 59 ½ yrs., Diane; children Peter (Denise) Haase of Oakfield, Peggy (Jeff) Henslin of Ripon, Paul (Julie) Haase of Malone, and Penny Haase (Jim Emerson) of Oshkosh; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.  In addition, he is survived by his brother, Ed (Mary) Haase of Fond du Lac, brothers -in-law James Johnson of Ottumwa, IA and Elmer Steffes of Mt. Calvary.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Edgar and Margaret Haase, his brother, John Haase, and sisters-in-law Ethel Haase, Betty Steffes, Janice Johnson and Joan Pixley (Johnson).

Cremation has occurred and a private Catholic Funeral Mass will be held.