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Roger Hass

March 4, 1933 — October 29, 2021

Roger Franklin Hass, age 88, passed away October 29, 2021 at UW Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin. He was born on March 4, 1933 to Emil and Erna (Sell) Hass in Merrill, Wisconsin.

Roger was enlisted into the US Army in 1952. He was stationed in France, Germany, Spain, Nevada, and Colorado. He was honorably discharged in 1955. Soon after, Roger met the love of his life, Janean Haehlke. They were married on April 6, 1958 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Athens, Wisconsin.

Roger worked many jobs. He worked at Fromm Brothers Fur Farm, he delivered for Seeger’s Dairy. He also worked at Northern Door, Crestline Company in Wausau, and ITC Trucking. For the last 21 years he worked at Dave’s County Market before retiring in July 2021. He was a director of the Central Wisconsin Polka Club and belonged to the Dart Ball League. He was an avid Packers fan, loved playing Sheepshead and enjoyed polka music.

Roger is survived by his wife, Janean Hass, children: Laureen (Garth) Yeazel and Kimberly (Ryan) Schmid, brother: Ronald Hass, nieces, and nephews: Sherry, Jerry, Nancy, Rick, Todd, and Cammie. He was preceded in death by his parents, son Darrell Hass, brother Clifford Hass and Carlos Hass and sister-in-law Karen Baumann.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Lutheran Church in the Town of Corning. Pastor Joel Danner will officiate. Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 9:00 AM until the time of service, also at the church.

For those unable to attend, a recording of the service will be available for viewing under his obituary on the funeral home website

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Immanuel Lutheran Church and/or Wounded Warriors Project in memory of Roger Hass.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements.  Online condolences are encouraged and may be made at

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