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Robert Stuart Haas

September 24, 1930 — March 30, 2024

Clermont, FL

Robert Stuart Haas, age 93, went to be with his Lord and Savior, on March 30th, 2024. He was a dedicated and beloved member of communities in Clermont, FL, and Scotts, MI. He was born in Kalamazoo, MI, in 1930. He was the son of Stuart and Esther (Achtenberg) Haas. 


Bob attended and graduated from Climax-Scotts Schools and Michigan State University. After college, he was drafted and proudly served in The United States Army during the Korean War. 


After he got out of the service, He married the love of his life, Evelyn Sowers. Although they knew each other in high school, it wasn’t until he was discharged from the Army that he asked Evelyn out for a date. They discovered that they shared many of the same interests. With a desire to spend the rest of their lives together, the sweethearts were married on October 14, 1956, at the Methodist Church in Scotts. This marked the beginning of a new chapter in a love story that would span for 60 years. Their ceremony was packed with guests, and the newlyweds took an amazing honeymoon to the Wisconsin Dells. 


Together Evelyn and Bob were blessed to raise six children: LuAnne, Steven, Lisa, Linda, Brian, and Jim. Their family meant everything to Bob and Evelyn. He was very present in the lives of his family members and gave them all someone to model their life after. His legacy is embedded in the hearts of his family.  


Bob's life was marked by his unwavering commitment to his family and his passion for farming. He was a fifth-generation farmer and for over 40 years, he ran the family dairy farm in Scotts. This was a testament to his strong work ethic and love for the land. He received quite a few awards including Dairy Man of the Year. Alongside his wife Evelyn, Bob actively participated in Farm Bureau meetings and even opened their home to host these gatherings.


Beyond the farm, Bob found joy in aviation. As a pilot who flew his airplane for over a decade and maintained a grass landing strip at home, he cultivated a deep love for the skies. With time, Bob also enjoyed golfing, fishing, and traveling when the opportunity arose.


Bob's faith in God was central to his life. A dedicated member of various churches, he found peace and joy through his relationship with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Bob did his best to live out that faith in how he treated others and allowed the Holy Spirit to guide him when decisions were made. Those who knew Bob will always remember him as a humble man with unwavering integrity. His generosity, humor, faithfulness, and deep love for his family were evident to all who crossed his path. His willingness to make sacrifices for those he held dear left a permanent mark on all who knew him.


In addition to tending to the land and embracing the skies above, Bob proudly served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was trained as a radio operator and stationed in Panama. His commitment to duty and honor reflected the core values by which he lived.


May we celebrate the life of Robert “Bob” Stuart Haas - his love and devotion in all the areas of his life will forever be etched in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him.


Bob is survived by his five children: LuAnne (Joe) Hinten; Lisa (Kurt) Tribbett; Linda O’Brien; Brian Haas; and Jim (Kate) Haas; sixteen grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn in 2017 and son, Steven in 2002. 


A Celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Friday, April 12, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. at Prairie Baptist Church, 11210 East PQ Ave Scotts, MI. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, April 11th from 4 to 7 pm in Vicksburg and again one hour before the service at the church. 


We will be livestreaming the service for Bob Haas on Friday starting at 10:55 AM. To access it on Facebook, you will need to search "Prairie Baptist Church". It will be the top post.


Bob will be interred at the Boughton Cemetery.


While at www.amsfuneralhomes.com please take time to sign Bob’s guestbook and/or share your favorite memory with his family. Those who wish to make a donation, may direct contributions to the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries.


The Haas family is being cared for by the Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home, 409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097 (269) 649-1697.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, April 11, 2024

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Avink, McCowen & Secord Funeral Home and Cremation Society, Vicksburg

409 South Main Street, Vicksburg, MI 49097

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Friday, April 12, 2024

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Friday, April 12, 2024

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