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Larry Allan Haas

September 6, 1938 — August 12, 2021

Larry Allan Haas, 82 of Belleville, IL passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday August 12, 2021. Larry was born in Belleville, IL on September 6, 1938 to Adolph and Marie Haas and they precede him in death. He was also preceded in death by his beloved wife, Marilyn Haas, a brother, Donald Haas and his sisters, Rita Rensing and Margery Haas.

Larry grew up on his family farm in rural Belleville. He attended St. James Catholic School and later graduated from Cathedral High School in Belleville, IL. He completed his higher education at Belleville Junior College and Washington University in St. Louis, earning a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Larry built his home on the family farmland and started his family with his wife of 37 years, Marilyn Haas. Larry had a distinguished 37-year career as an aerospace engineer with McDonnell-Douglas Aerospace and later Boeing Aerospace, specializing in space and defense aircraft. Larry served 42 years on the board of directors for Monroe County Electric Co-Op and was coordinator for installation of Concordia Water Co-Op bringing water service to rural areas of Belleville and Millstadt. He was a member of the Millstadt Jaycees, Knights of Columbus, Independent Order of Odd Fellows for 25 years and The Quail Club for over 50 years.

Larry enjoyed an active retirement, working with stained glass, mosaics and gardening. Larry loved to travel and followed the St. Louis Cardinals. He remained a devout Catholic his entire life and was granted three papal audiences. Larry was very generous with friends and family.

Left to cherish his memory are his children: Jeffery (Sharon) Haas of Belleville, IL, Cynthia Hays of Belleville, IL, Greg (Irene) Haas of Houston, TX and Jeanine Dunn of Millstadt, IL. A brother-in-law, John Rensing of Belleville, IL, and his grandchildren: Roxanna (Ben) Jenkins of Millstadt, IL, Logan Haas and Helena Haas both of Belleville, IL and a great-granddaughter, Cora Jenkins of Millstadt. Larry was a loving son, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, great-uncle and dear friend of many. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Services are private at this time; however, the family will hold a public celebration of life for Larry at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to either Millstadt Senior Center or St. James Catholic Church of Millstadt, IL.

Hoffen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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