ROANOKE – Carl Robert “Bob” Haas, 89, died at 4:05 a.m., Monday May 14, 2018, at his home in rural Roanoke.
He was born Nov. 20, 1928, Bloomington, the son of Carl John and Edith Bonge Haas. He married Doris Schirer on Aug. 29, 1955, in Roanoke. She survives.
Other survivors include one son, Alan (Susan) Haas, Roanoke; two daughters, Ann (Bryan) Reeves, Eureka and Brenda (Grant) Wilkerson, Morton; seven grandchildren, Karen (Christopher) Jones, Jason Haas, Chris (Jessica) Reeves, Kyle Reeves, Caleb Wilkerson, Seth Wilkerson and Jacob Wilkerson and two great-grandchildren, Charlotte Jones and Henry Reeves.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bob served in the Army during the Korean conflict and attained the rank of Sergeant. He was a lifelong farmer in Woodford County. Bob was a member of Eureka Church of Christ in Eureka, where he was also an elder and assisted and oversaw the move of the congregation to its present location, Roanoke American Legion Post No. 463 and a founding member and coordinator of Haas Tractor Club of North America. He served on the board of directors with the Roanoke Farmers Association for many years. Bob enjoyed farming with several generations of his family. He had a great interest in restoring antique tractors and farm equipment with a special interest in preserving the legacy of the Haas tractor. Bob enjoyed spending the winters with his wife in Florida where he met many friends from all over the country. “Papa Bob” loved his family and grandchildren most of all and cherished the times spent with them. His kindness and generosity will be greatly missed.
Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke with Gary Cline and Don McLean officiating. Visitation will take place Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service in Roanoke Township Cemetery, Roanoke, where military rites will be conducted by Post 463.
Memorials may be made to the church toward the Mission Para Cristo ministry in Nicaragua, Hands of Compassion Ministry, 840 W. Center Street, Rochester, Minn, 55902, or to the Greater Peoria Honor Flight, Box 5072 Peoria, 61601-5072.