Nelson J. Haas

Nelson J. Haas, age 90, of Trenton, passed away Monday, August 11 at Countryside Manor in Aviston. A funeral mass of Christian burial for 90 year old Nelson J. Haas will be held Thursday, August 14 at 10:00 a.m. at St. May Catholic Church in Trenton. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again Thursday from 8:00 to 9:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Trenton. Memorials are suggested to the Western Clinton County Senior Services or to St. Mary Church.

Mr. Haas was born May 26, 1924 in Trenton, IL to William and Laura (Reinbold) Haas; they preceded him in death.

He married Sylvia Ketterer on April 18, 1950 at St. Francis Catholic Church in Aviston; she preceded him in death on August 25, 2007.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Charles Haas; sisters, Marie Hobbs and Irene Bray; and brothers-in-law, Clifford Bray and Robert Thole.

Surviving is a son, Dennis (Sheryl) Haas of South Amana, IA; a granddaughter, Stacy; a sister-in-law, Florence Thole of Aviston; and nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Nelson retired as the Manager of Trenton Co-op after 47 years and was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Men’s Sodality, Trenton Senior Citizens, and Trenton Sportsman Club.