Obituaries Richard “Dick” Earl Haas

Richard “Dick” Earl Haas


OVERBROOK — Richard (Dick) Earl Haas died Friday, April 16, 2021, at Brookside Assisted Living Apartments, Overbrook. He was 91.

He was born Sept. 6, 1929, to Irving and Fern Haas at the family home in Overbrook. He graduated from Baker University in 1951, and married his high school sweetheart, Wanice Walker, May 27, 1951. He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army. He taught and coached at Shawnee Heights High School for over 25 years in USD 450, retiring in 1989.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife, Wanice, and sister, Dorothy James.

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Gregg and Cindy Haas, Berryton, Gayla and Grant Anderson, Olathe, Gwenn and Rob Pike, Shawnee, and Gary and Mona Haas, Clarkston, Wash.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A visitation with family will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 3, at Berryton United Methodist Church, Berryton. A private memorial service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, at Berryton United Methodist Church.

Dove Southeast Chapel is assisting the family.

Memorial contributions may be made to Overbrook Historical Society, 700 Sunset Lane, Overbrook, KS 66524 or to Baker University Scholarships, Attn: Office of Development, P.O. Box 65, Baldwin City, KS 66006.

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