Raymond W. ‘RW’ Haasch

Jan. 30, 1913 - May 13, 2006

Raymond W. "RW" Haasch, 93, of King, formerly of Elm Grove, passed away Saturday, May 13, 2006, at Wisconsin Veterans Home-Ainsworth Hall, King. He was born in Milwaukee on Jan. 30, 1913, the son of the late William and Mary (nee Bies) Haasch.

He married Jean Campbell on June 21, 1941, in Milwaukee. She preceded him in death Nov. 17, 1998. He was a graduate of Marquette University Engineering School Class of 1936 and was a veteran of World War II, at which time he served in the U.S. Navy from May 28, 1943, until Jan. 16, 1946.

Survivors include four children, Suzanne (Jack) Mooney of Hartford, Jane Haasch of Waupaca, Thomas (JoAnn) Haasch of Pewaukee and Michael (Judi) Haasch of Wauwatosa; 10 grandchildren, Mary Mooney, John Mooney, Kathleen Mooney, Anne Wickesberg, Erin Haasch, Amy Lafratta, Timothy Mooney, Michael Mooney, Jeffrey Haasch and Kathryn Haasch; and 10 great-grandchildren, Malachi Haasch-Tobin, Lichen Haasch-Kleist, Catherine Melotik, Sam Melotik, Ryan Wickesberg, Molly Wickesberg, Alexis Lafratta, Meghan Melotik, Luke Melotik and Matthew Mooney.

He was a rate research engineer at Wisconsin Electric Power Co. (1936 to 1978), a member of Sigma Phi Delta Engineering Fraternity, American Legion Post 449-Elm Grove, the Elm Grove Volunteer Fire Department, Calculated Risk Fishing Group of 50 years, St. Mary's Parish, Elm Grove (1952 to 2006), and was a devoted sheepshead player and longtime commuter on the Cannonball.

Visitation will be held from 11:30 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Friday, May 19, at Wisconsin Veterans Home - Main Chapel in King, with military honors to follow. A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 20, at St. Mary's Visitation Parish in Elm Grove, followed by a visitation to be held from 11 a.m. until noon at the church. Burial will be held at St. Mary's Visitation Cemetery, Elm Grove.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Wisconsin Veterans Home at King, Marquette University or the national or Wisconsin state park systems.

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