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535 N. 5th St.
Breese, IL 62230
Phone: 618-526-7144
Fax: 618-526-4945

Rev. Melvin B. Haas



Rev. Melvin B. Haas 75 of Belleville died Thursday September 11, 2003 at Rosewood Care Center in Swansea

He was born February 5, 1928 in Belleville, to Peter and Agnes (Bauer) Haas: they preceded him in death

Also preceded in death by a step brother Kenny Wiesen, step-sisters Dorothy Schneider, Joan Reime, and a brother-in-law Joseph Clark

Surviving are brothers LeRoy (Bea) Haas of Belleville and Fr. Ralph Haas of Belleville

A sister Virginia Clark of Plainfield, IL

Step-sister Patricia Kane of Belleville

9 nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews

Fr. Haas was ordained on May 5, 1954 at St. Peters Cathedral in Belleville, He served the following parishes during his priesthood, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Aviston, St. Peters Cathedral, Belleville where he was secretary to Bishop Zuroweste and Administrator of the former Cathedral High School, St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Lively Grove, St. Francis Catholic Church in Carbondale, St. Agatha Catholic Church in New Athens, St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese where he retired in 1998. After his retirement he moved to Glendale California where he assisted part time at the Holy Family Parish

Funeral Mass will be held on Monday September 15, 2003 at 11:00 am at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Ralph Haas officiating. Interment in St. Dominic-St. Augustine Cemetery

Reception of the body will take place at 3:00 PM on Sunday September 14 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Breese; visitation will follow until 9 PM

AND on Monday September 15 from 8 to 10:45 am at the church.

Memorials can be made to St. Augustine Catholic Church, Breese; Diocesan Clergy Aid or Masses will be received at the Church or through the Moss Funeral Home in Breese who is handling the arrangements




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