Patrick C. Haas
August 17, 1929 - January 25, 2023
Patrick C. Haas, 93, La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 12:28 AM in VNA Hospice Center, Valparaiso, Indiana with loving family at his bed side.
Mass of Christian burial will be held at 12:00 pm, Wednesday, February 1, 2023 at St. Mary Catholic Church, Buffalo & 10th Streets, Michigan City, Indiana with Rev. David Kime officiating. Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10:45 AM -12:00 PM, (Eulogy begins at 11:40 AM) on Wednesday, at the Church. Arrangements are being provided by the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana.
Patrick was born August 17, 1929 in Hawk Run, Pennsylvania to the late William Sr. and Anna (Malloy) Haas. He was the second of 10 children. His family relocated from Pennsylvania to Indiana when Pat was a young boy. He attended St Mary’s Grade School and High School. He played basketball for St. Mary’s HS, where some of his opponents knew him as ‘Lefty’, ( for the 2 left shoes he unknowingly purchased during an adventure to Chicago’s Maxwell Street).
He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked for the Army Corps of Engineers before enlisting in the Air Force, where he served three years at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City South Dakota. On July 3, 1952 in Michigan City, Indiana he married his longtime classmate Carol Mae Schultz, who preceded him in death in 2019. After returning from South Dakota as a professional civil engineer, Pat worked for Boyd E. Phelps before founding Haas & Associates Consulting Engineers, in 1972. He was also a founding member of dh2w inc., also in Michigan City. As a consultant, he designed and managed numerous public works and private land development projects throughout Northwest Indiana.
He was an active member of St. Mary's Catholic Church who believed in putting faith into action. For many years, Patrick and Carol were members of the Apostolate for Family Consecration. He volunteered at the Michigan City Library assisting with their reading program. He taught catechism to individuals with learning disabilities from Sharing Meadows. He was a charter member of the Marquette Foundation and was instrumental in establishing the first Catholic Credit Union in Michigan City. Pat was service oriented and participated on the Beverly Shores Town Council for many years. He especially cherished the work of Father Blaney and Share Foundation, supporting the Community with engineering services and donations.
He and his wife Carol built their homestead in Beverly Shores, Indiana where he could be found on most Sunday afternoons grilling for his family while listening to the White Sox or Bears or Bulls games and discussing the Purdue Boilermakers. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting with his brothers and fishing with his friends and family. He was a golfer and boasted of 3 holes in one. For many years, he and Carol loved wintering in Venice, Florida, where they swam, cycled and strolled the streets. At home, he especially enjoyed the Holy Family Sunday celebrations, sharing Carol’s venison roasts and his pitchers of Orange Blossoms with siblings and their families. His nieces and nephews fondly remember him for Uncle Pat’s annual Easter Egg hunts with family and friends. Pat was a man of service to others who valued faith, family and friends. He will be greatly missed.
Surviving are five daughters and three sons, Karen Haas, Mary (Gary) Loyd, Chris (Tom) Osborn, Mike (JoEllen ) Haas, Maureen (Darin) Salyer, Tim (Andi) Haas, Bill (Kristi) Haas and Eileen Haas, along with foster daughter, Theresa Lebo; 20 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Marie (Horst) Bauchrowitz and Lucille (James) Kizer, along with four brothers, James Haas, Joseph (Barbara) Haas, Paul (Sharon) Haas and Robert Haas.
He was preceded in death by his sister Kathryn Schramm, two brothers, William Haas, Jr., and Thomas Haas, and granddaughter, Isabella Haas.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Share Foundation for the Handicapped, P.O. Box 400 Rolling Prairie, IN 46371.
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