Maj. Norman K. Hass, retired

March 24, 1925- Nov. 11, 2005

Retired Maj. Norman K. Hass of Oconomowoc found eternal peace with the Lord on Friday, Nov. 11, 2005, at age 80.

Norm served his country in the U.S. Army in Japan and then in the 32nd Wisconsin Red Arrow Division, retiring as major after 30 years. He was company commander for 11 years of the Local Company G, 127th Infantry, being activated in 1961 for the Berlin crisis.

He was an active church member and a life member of the Knights of Columbus, managing the bar for social functions, along with their many other projects. He was a member of the 137th Infantry Division of the National Guard, life member of the Wisconsin National Guard Association, the 32nd Division Veteran Association and American Legion Post No. 91.

Norm enjoyed the family cottage in Rhinelander, especially his chainsaw.

He is lovingly survived by his wife of 56 years, Pauline (nee Skrbac), and four loving daughters, Marilynne Hass, Yvonne Wuerl, Suzanne Quimby and Corinne (Wade) Bowersex. He is also the proud grandpa of Aaron, Angela, Keri, Brad, Cody, Ryan and Nickolas and great-grandfather of Samantha. He will be missed by many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Joseph; his parents, the Rev. William P. and Ida (nee Sieker); his brothers, Paul and Gerhard; and sisters, Martha Schiller, Ruth Schneider and Doris Greer.

Special thanks to the Virginia Health and Rehabilitation Center in Waukesha and Odyssey Hospice Health Care for the loving and kind care they gave Norm.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. service Monday, Nov. 14, at St. Jerome’s Catholic Church, 211 S. Main St., Oconomowoc. Burial with full military honors will take place at St. Jerome’s Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wisconsin Lions Camp, 3834 County Road A, Rosholt, WI 54473-9335, or St. Jerome's Church Building Fund would be greatly appreciated.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.