Haase, Howard Harold,
88, of Phoenix, passed on January 2, 2010. Even though he didn’t make it to 89 years old, he will live in our hearts forever. Born January 30, 1921, he was an Arizona native since moving here from Wisconsin. He proudly served the U.S. Air Force for 26 years. He was preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Velma, sister Rosemary, and brothers Joe and Clarence. He leaves behind his children: Michelle (George), Michael, Janet (Don), and Matthew (Trish). He also leaves 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-grandchild, brothers Pete, Fritz and Ted. He was a wonderful man, and his grandbabies sure put a twinkle in his eyes. He was a faithful member of St. Theresa Parish and a lifetime member with the Knights of Columbus. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 pm, Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at Whitney & Murphy Funeral Home. A Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 am, Thursday, January 7, at St. Theresa Catholic Church, 5045 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix. Interment will follow at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Howard requested Mass be said in his honor.