Gladys Anna Marie Haas, 97

Gladys Anna Marie Haas, 97, of Adell, passed away late afternoon Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, at Beechwood Rest Home where she had been a resident for the past 14 days.

She was born on Oct. 31, 1912, in Duluth, Minn., a daughter of the late August and Bertha Schleif Groeschel.

She attended Duluth and Giese Grade School in Minnesota and graduated from the Milwaukee Vocational School in the Business Course.

On Jan. 12, 1930, she married John Haas in McGrath, Minn. They lived at Arthyde and Brainerd, Minn., before moving to Milwaukee in 1940.

She worked at Sentry Foods in Plymouth for 10 years in the floral, bakery and deli departments, retiring in 1977. She assisted in her husbandís business, Haas Garage in Batavia for many years.

Her husband preceded her in death on Nov. 7, 1994.

She was a member of St. Maryís Catholic Church in Cascade, sang in the church choir and was a member of the Christian Mothers, where she served two terms as president and one as vice-president.

Her hobbies were quilting, gardening and working with her flowers.

In 1984 Gladys and her grandson, Jeff, were guestís of the Kirin Brewing Company in Yokohama, Japan, for a restoration Ceremony of her dadís grave site, August Groeschel.

Survivors include one daughter, Gladys (Norbert) Koepke of West Allis; one son, Lawrence (Ella Mae) Haas of West Bend; three granddaughters, Barbara Haas of Valders, Beverly (Leander) Schad of Stoughton, Kristi (Daniel) Lawrence of West Bend; two grandsons, Jeffrey (Shirley) Haas of Reno, Nev., and Steven (Diane) Koepke of Michigan; seven great-grandchildren, Emily, Hanna and Peter Lawrence of West Bend, Corey and Amanda Schad of Kiel, David and Daniel Koepke of Milwaukee; two sisters, Ruth Groeschel and Doris Hicks of Finlayson, Minn.; and former daughter-in-law, Eileen Burkhardt of Brillion. She is also survived by nieces, nephews, many other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by one son, Donald; two grandsons, Scott Koepke and Kevin Haas; and two brothers, Roy and Whitney Groeschel.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth. Burial will be in St. Maryís Catholic Cemetery in Cascade. Friends may call at the Suchon Funeral Home in Plymouth from 4 p.m. on Thursday until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in Gladysí name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving her family. For online condolences, please visit

The family would like to thank the Batavia First Reponders, the EMTs from the Random Lake Resue Squad and the nurses and staff at the Beechwood Rest Home for all their care and compassion shown to Gladys.