830 South Colfax Street
West Point, NE 68788
Phone: 402-372-2022
Fax: 402-372-2033
Richard Haase

Richard Haase

Wednesday, September 1st, 1943 - Wednesday, April 29th, 2020
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Funeral services for Richard W. Haase age 76 of West Point, NE will be on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Point, NE with Rev. Robert Schilling officiating. Interment with Military Honors will be in the Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation observing the 10 person rule will be on Monday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Minnick Funeral Home in West Point. Per the new Directed Health Measures for funerals, attendees will be seated socially distanced by households for those that attend the church service and no gatherings will take place before or after the service. The service will also be shown live on the Minnick Funeral Service, Inc. Facebook page.

Rich passed away on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at the Colonial Haven Nursing Home in Beemer, NE.

Richard William Haase was born on September 1, 1943 in West Point, NE to Albert “Jack” and Hedwig (Toelle) Haase. Rich attended Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School and graduated from West Point High School in 1961. After graduating, Rich began his career in construction with Ernest Becker. Rich served in the U.S. Army from 1965-1967 and was stationed in Alaska. Upon being honorably discharged, he returned to West Point and began working for Meyer Building.

On June 23, 1968, he was united in marriage to Juliann Broekemeier at the Zion Lutheran Church, rural Bancroft, NE. To this union three sons were born, Mike, Mark and Monte. On April 1, 1996, Rich established Haase Construction, working alongside his sons.

Rich was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in West Point, where he had served as a trustee, was a member of American Legion Post #70, and was a member of AKSARBEN, attending the livestock shows for several years. He served as a 4-H leader for several years. He played for the West Point Bombers and currently served on its baseball committee. Rich played fastpitch softball for over 30 years as a pitcher and got the opportunity to play in a fastpitch tournament in North Bend with his sons. Rich was instrumental in starting the West Point fastpitch softball league.

Rich enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing, and woodworking. He and Juliann loved to attend their children’s and grandchildren’s activities.

Survivors include-
Wife- Juliann Haase of West Point, NE
Sons and their families-
Michael and Kari Haase of West Point, NE and family-Ty and Brooke
Mark and Lisa Haase of West Point, NE and family-Lexis, Carter, and Breckyn
Monte and Melissa Haase of West Point and family-Abby, Ty, and Calvin
Brother-Norbert and Ellen Haase of West Point, NE
Sisters-Gladys and Dave Throener of West Point, NE
Bernice and Marvin Siebrandt of Bancroft, NE

Rich was preceded in death by his parents, and brother-LeRoy and Diane Haase.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, May 4th, 2020 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Monday, May 4th, 2020 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Minnick Funeral Home-West Point
    830 S. Colfax St.
    WEST POINT, NE 68788
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Per the Directed Health Measures, we will obey the 10 person rule during the visitation at the funeral home.
  • Service

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 | 10:30am
    Tuesday, May 5th, 2020 10:30am
    St. Paul's Lutheran Church-West Point
    434 N. Lincoln St.
    WEST POINT, NE 68788
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  • Interment

    Mt. Hope Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    West Point, NE
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Gene Dinslage

Posted at 10:42pm
So sorry to hear about Rich passing. Really a great person as can be seen in the quality individuals he helped raise. I have many wonderful memories of the softball days but the one flashback I will never forget is when he told us he had gone turtle hunting that day. Now this happens to be about the middle of January. We were having our softball team party which maybe included a beer or two lol. We all called bullsh-t on that story and Rich calmly said to meet him at Stalps gravel pit the next afternoon with axes and shovels. With much doubt some of us went out and there he was with his twelve gauge. Twenty or thirty turtles later we believed. Darndest thing I’ve ever seen finding them under the ice sunning themselves and shooting them through the ice. Cleaning them was a whole new adventure. He will be missed but never forgotten. Stay strong and well family.

Aaron, Juli, Drew and Brooke Grimm

Posted at 01:36pm
With heartfelt sympathy and prayers.
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Curt Feyerherm

Posted at 01:45pm
To the family - so sorry to hear of Richard's passing. I believe it's impossible for anyone in Cuming County not to equate fast-pitch softball with memories of Richard. Saw him in action many times, and was in awe of the speed and accuracy. Always felt bad for anyone trying to get a hit off of him. He will be missed by so many who knew him.
Curt Feyerherm, Olathe, KS

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