David Clarence Haase, 83 of Minnesota City was met at heaven's gates by his Savior on Friday, October 22, 2021 at his home. Dave was born on a cold December day in 1937 to Clarence and Belva (Putnam) Haase. He had fond memories of going to Borst Ice Cream shop with his sister and brother. He attended St. Martins Lutheran School, Jefferson Elementary, Winona Junior and Senior High School graduating in 1955. Upon graduation, Dave boarded a train and enlisted in The Great Lakes Naval Center, where he proudly served on the U.S.S. Bache Destroyer as a communication specialist until his honorable discharge. On May 3, 1958 Dave and Lois (Miller) married. After receiving his degree as an x-ray engineer, Dave accepted a position and moved his family to Fargo, N.D. Throughout the years Dave and Lois successfully started and managed various businesses in several Midwest states.
Dave was a man of many talents and hobbies, building mission churches through Laborers for Christ, bee keeping, hunting and an avid fisherman. He was a faithful fan of the Minnesota Wild and Vikings. 10 years ago Dave and Lois recognized a need to help parents with tuition assistance enabling them to send their children to attend St. Martins and Hope Lutheran Schools. This was accomplished by opening Restored Blessing Christian Resale Store which has provided significant financial support since conception.
Dave is survived by his wife, Lois; children, Debbie (Bob) Goodson, Dee (Mike) Hansen, Dawn (John) Gronner, Dennis (Saundra) Haase, Doug (Paige) Haase, and Derrick (Shan) Haase; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; sister, Ruth (Jerry) Dalleska; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Haase, Karen Miller, and Phyllis (Reverend Lee) Zabrocki.
He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Donna; brother, John; and brother-in-law, Eugene Miller.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, October 29, 2021 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, with Rev. William Flesch and Rev. Lee Zabrocki officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m., Thursday, and from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Military honors will be rendered by the VFW Post 1287. Memorials may be made in Dave's memory to Hope Lutheran High School or Mission Central. Please leave a memory of Dave and view his video tribute when it becomes available at www.hofffuneral.com. Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family. David's service will be live stream at https://view.oneroomstreaming.com/authorise.php?k=1635453115145190
"So sorry to hear about Dave! He was our landlord for many years. Dave and Lois are very kind and generous people. The last time I saw Dave I had to remove a fishing hook from his thumb, he was still out on the lake trying to catch something! RIP Dave."
"Dave was a good and faithful servant who leaves a legacy of having helped many over the years, most especially, his and Lois\' work with Restored Blessings. "
"I am so sorry to hear of your loss, what a wonderful man he was! I did not know David personally, but he knew my father and grandfather who owned Borest Ice Cream. Many thoughts and prayers are with you?? Lisa Boerst and Family"
"Love and prayers are with you and your family. We very much enjoyed the occasions when we could be with Dave and the family. Thom and Jacque Morgan"
"I loved Dave Haase. He was a great friend and role model for me and my family. He will be greatly missed! Rocky Sandcork and Family"