Velda "Jean" Haiar

Dates

September 3, 1940 - October 30, 2015

Obituary

 

Velda Jean Haiar was born September 3, 1940 at home near Epiphany, SD to Mark and Avice (Schroeder) Kunkel. She attended the Epiphany Catholic School through 8th grade and graduated from Farmer High School.  On October 25, 1960 she married Duane Francis Haiar at the Epiphany Catholic Church.  They made their home in Mitchell.  Jean was employed as a housekeeper for Holy Spirit Church Rectory and in private homes for numerous years, then worked in the Dakota Wesleyan University Snack Shop and most recently and until the time of her death she worked in the kitchen at Countryside Living. Jean was a Girl and Boy Scout Leader, member of the Holy Spirit Altar Society and the 500 Card Club. She was an avid reader and camper.  She loved to can pickles and tomatoes, but hated gardening. She enjoyed making quilts, theatre events, playing cards and swimming in the river with the grandchildren.

Jean is survived by Duane, her husband of fifty-five years, four children: Tom (Cindy) Haiar, Sioux Falls, Tim (Carla) Haiar, Sioux Falls, Mary (Scott) Callies, Mitchell and James (Kim) Haiar, Sioux Falls; twelve grandchildren, one great grandchild; seven siblings: John (Marcella) Kunkel, Alexandria, Betty Sprague and friend, Dan Nelson, Albert Lea, MN, Jim (Gloria) Kunkel, Epiphany, Linda (Ernest) Schabauer, Rapid City, Larry (Judy) Kunkel, Alexandria, Dennis (Cheryl) Kunkel, Mitchell and Joanne (Jim) Carter, Onida; ten brothers and sisters-in-law: Don (Connie) Haiar, Hudson, CO, LeRoy (Betty) Haiar, Spearfish, Phyllis Haiar, Groton, Richard Haiar, Wilson, MI, Diane (Elton) Stoebner, Tripp, Mike (Mary Beth) Haiar Sioux Falls, Elaine (Tom) Fox, Sioux Falls, Lyle (Marilyn) Haiar, Corsica, Lynn (Diane) Haiar, Alexandria and Janine (Leland) VanEmmerick, Salem.  She was preceded in death by her parents and father and mother-in-law, Leo and Mary (Willet) Haiar.

 

 

 

 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Time
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Time
10:30 AM
Location
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Jacki Sweisberger on November 4, 2015
Duane and family, so very shocked when I heard of Jean's passing. I am sure these have been hard days for you all, but know in your hearts that God received a truly blessed angel to watch over you from above. My thoughts and prayers have been with you all week.
Posted by Nancy Osvold (Tentinger) on November 3, 2015
So sorry to hear about Jean. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Mark & Donna Haiar on November 3, 2015
We are so sorry to hear of Jean's death. Duane and family, please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.


Posted by Monsignor Charles M. Mangan on November 2, 2015
J.M.J. I was saddened to hear of the passing of +Jean. May she rest in peace. I will offer the Holy Mass for her Soul's happy repose. May Jesus and Mary bless the Haiar Family and all those who mourn the passing of +Jean from this life.
Posted by JERRI ENDORF EDWARDS on November 2, 2015
JEAN WAS A VERY SPECIAL PERSON AND MEANT ALOT TO SO MANY PEOPLE; I WOULD SEE HER ONCE IN A WHILE OVER AT COUNTRYSIDE WHEN I WAS VISITING PEOPLE; ALTHOUGH I STILL REMEMBER SOME OF THE PRANKS HER AND MY SISTER BONNIE WOULD PULL ALONG WITH SOME OF THEIR OTHER FRIENDS; GOD TOOK A SPECIAL ANGEL; HOLD ON TO ALL THE MEMORIES AND KEEP THEM CLOSE TO YOUR HEAR
Posted by Roger and Teresa Gebel on November 1, 2015
We will miss Jean's genuine kindness and her bright smile... Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every member of your family and we pray that God allows each of you to feel all of the love, caring, and support that surrounds you during this difficult time.
Roger, Teresa & Joey
Posted by Dick & Sheryle Prostrollo on November 1, 2015
Unbelievalble sadness to lose such a joyfilled and happy person. May God's peace be with all of you. She will be so missed.
Posted by Joyce Coatsworth on November 1, 2015
So sorry, she was one neat lady. Prayers are here for the whole family. Joyce and Puff
Posted by Joan Honomichl on October 31, 2015
Duane and families: My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I was so shocked to learn of Jean's passing, I had no idea she had been ill. I enjoyed Jean so much when we did Cub Scouts way back when and then when she was working at Countryside Living. I am so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Cheryl McManus on October 31, 2015
So shocked and SO SO sorry to hear of the passing of Jean. You are in my prayers and my deepest sympathy goes out to the family. I am so happy have had the privilege of knowing her and being able to call her my friend. May she rest in peace. So sorry.
Posted by Barb Dunn Danielson on October 31, 2015
Sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Jim and Barb
Posted by Bonnie Coy on October 31, 2015
Duane and families, Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. She was an awesome person, many good times were shared. Bonnie and Bob
Posted by Richard and Carol Kunkel on October 31, 2015
We are so sorry for your loss. She was the greatest and will be missed by all. If there is "anything" we can do, please just ask.
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