- Albany – Lillian our beloved mother and grandmother died
peacefully at 96 years old on the evening of Wednesday, August
12, 2015. She was blessed to have spent her last eight years
residing close to her family in Albany at the Mennonite Home.
During her final days Lillian was graciously assisted by their
compassionate nurses and staff both at the Mennonite Home and
at Evergreen Hospice.
was born in St. Lucas, IA and was one of twelve children born
to Anna Reicks and Anton Hackman. At the age of 18 Lillian
moved to Dubuque, IA where she met Alfred Haas. They were
married on April 29, 1941. While in Dubuque they were blessed
with two daughters, Roseann and Donna. Later the family moved
to New Hampton, IA where they had a third daughter, Kathleen.
1956 the family moved to San Diego, CA where they lived until
moving to Stayton, OR in 1975. Throughout her many years in
Oregon she remained devoted to her faith and family until the
end. In spite of struggles late in life her humor and optimism
is survived by daughters: Roseann (Joe) Cowlishaw of Scio, OR;
Donna Gillette of Keizer, OR and Kathleen Roberts of Keizer,
OR; 9 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 1
great-great-grandchild; 1 sister and 2 brothers. She was
preceded in death by her husband, Alfred on July 3, 1996; 5
sisters and 3 brothers.
of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 1:00
pm at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Stayton, OR,
where she was a member. Interment in St. Mary Cemetery,
Stayton, OR. Donations may be made in her name to Evergreen
Hospice in Albany, OR or Macular Degeneration. Serving the
family, North Santiam
Funeral Service, Stayton.