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Leo Haar


Funeral services for Leo E. Haar, 93, Aberdeen, was at 2 p.m., Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Aberdeen. Rev. Dr. Michael Haar and Pastor Leland Armbright officiated. Burial was at Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Leo died Saturday, July 13, at home in Aberdeen.

Leo Emil Haar was born November 5, 1925, to Walter and Rosina (Kranzler) Haar at Java. He grew up and attended rural school in this area. In 1944 he moved north of Ipswich and farmed with his parents. On February 9, 1947 he married Eleanor L. Jones at Ipswich. They continued farming until 1951 when they moved to Toledo, Ohio. He went to night school and became a mechanic at Spurgeon's Auto Service in Genoa, Ohio. In 1952 they returned to Aberdeen where he started a car body repair shop. He worked for Premack's for three years, then Hub City Iron for 30 years. In 1978 they moved to a farm north of Aberdeen. He retired in May of 1989 and started his Farmers Mower Repair business on the farm.

Leo was a member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. He was a Sunday School teacher for 51 years and a mentor for several young people. He enjoyed animals and the work involved in taking care of the animals. He also enjoyed shearing sheep for 64 years. Leo and Eleanor enjoyed riding horse and cattle drives. They ran a petting zoo at the Brown County Fair for 20 years

Grateful for having shared Leo's life are: sons, Pastor Michael (Pamela) Haar of Silver Lake, Kan., Patrick (Debra) Haar of Colorado Springs, Colo., Bradley (Shirley) Haar of Madison, Jon Haar, Oklahoma City, Okla.; 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter; brother, Roland Haar of Aberdeen; sister, Gertrude Hopfinger of Aberdeen; sister-in-law, Jenny Haar of Ipswich; several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Leo in death are his wife, Eleanor; his parents, Walter and Rosina Haar; brothers, one at birth, Herbert Haar, Gary Haar; sisters, Velma Heupel, Lillian Gates, Leda Heupel; daughter-in-law, Anne Haar and grandson Eric Haar.

Arrangements by Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, Aberdeen.


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