Gil Haar

Gil Haar

December 18th, 1939 - March 14th, 2019
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Gil Haar, 79, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.
Funeral mass will be at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at the Holy Name of Jesus Church in Watertown with Father Michael Wensing officiating. Music will be provided by Blaine Martian as song leader accompanied by Jane Rokusek.

Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m., with a scripture service at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17th at the Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel in Watertown.

Burial will be at St. Mary's Cemetery, Watertown, SD.

Pallbearers will be Samuel, Benjamin and Jack Garrett, Loren Gearman, Chad Christensen and Duane Haar.

Gilbert Armin Haar, son of Erhard and Anna (Hofer) Haar was born on December 18, 1939 in Roscoe, SD. He attended school in Roscoe and Lutheran Academy in Mobridge, SD. After graduating from Glenham High School Gil worked in Mobridge.

On December 28, 1963 he married Betty Krumm in Mobridge, SD. They moved to Tulsa, OK where he attended Spartan School of Aeronautics.

Gil and Betty returned to Mobridge and they had three children, Kellie, Patrick and Kristen. Gil began working for phone company, retiring after 30 plus years. Gil and Betty moved to Watertown and Gil worked for Jim Weber at Weber Electric and at Menards for a few years.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Gil is survived by his wife, Betty of Watertown; their children, Kellie Garrett of Sioux Falls, SD, Patrick Haar of Omaha, NE, and Kristen Haar of Sioux Falls, SD; two brothers, Armond (Geri) Haar of Aberdeen, SD, and Arnold (Net) Haar of Rapid City, SD; one sister, Ruth Weig of Aberdeen, SD; four grandchildren; and a brother-in-law, Vic Schlomer of Mobridge, SD.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Dorothy Schlomer.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday March 17th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Sunday March 17th, 2019 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Wight & Comes Funeral Chapel
    1111 4th St NE
    WATERTOWN, SD 57201
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    -- there will be a scripture service at 5:00 pm
  • Service

    Monday March 18th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Monday March 18th, 2019 10:30am
    Holy Name of Jesus Church
    1009 Skyline Dr.
    Watertown, SD
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Fr. Michael Wensing


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Patty and Sonny Walter

Posted at 10:30am
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Paul Cordell

Posted at 01:17am
Enjoyed talking with Gil at the Wheel Inn early morning breakfast. . RIP Gil

Elaine J. Almos Posted at 10:28am

This is a long ago classmate from the Academy in Mobridge. We missed Gil when he decided to leave our class. As a class, we would like to extend our sympathy and rejoice in knowing that he is now safe in the arms of Jesus. Elaine Almos, Clear Lake, SD

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