Blue Earth Terry David Haase, age 68, of Blue Earth, died Monday, Feb. 20, at Mayo Hospital, Mankato.
Visitation time will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, March 3, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street, in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to the service. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 4 at 11 a.m., at Patton Funeral Home. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.
Terry was the son of David and Donna (Peterson) Haase, born March 26, 1948 at Blue Earth Hospital. Terry grew up east of Blue Earth on the old family homestead that was proudly named Haaseville Farm. He enjoyed growing up with his many cousins and loved pheasant hunting and fishing.
Terry graduated from Blue Earth High School in June of 1966. After graduation he enlisted in the U. S. Navy from 1967 to 1971. Terry served aboard the destroyer USS Rich DD 820 in the western Pacific off the coast of Vietnam providing fire support to American ground troops. He returned to Blue Earth and worked for Armon Decorating for 27 years as a flooring installer. Terry joined the volunteer fire department in 1973 and retired after 20 years in 1993. He supported the annual fireman's dance and was a lifetime member of American Legion Post #89.
On Feb. 5, 1990, Terry married the love of his life, Linda Moore, daughter of Connie and Ann (Sullivan) Moore, of Blue Earth.
He enjoyed making sure the town was still standing cruising the loop and was forever sorry he gave up his 1957 Chevy. Terry would want to thank Hannibal Haase, along with the Wednesday card playing group, for the many years of good times.
Terry is survived by his stepdaughter, Heather Olawsky and family, of Elk River; stepson Mike Moore, of Fairmont; also survived by son, Dan Haase and family, of Woodbury; daughter, Melissa Steffensmeier and family, of North Mankato; son, Andrew Haase and family, of Hudson, Wisconsin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David (1987) and Donna (1989); and his wife, Linda (1994).
Memorials can be made in Terry's name to the American Lung Association.
Online condolences can be left at www.pattonfh.com.