Donald Carl Hass, 92, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully in his home on Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017. Celebration of Life services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22, at Brosh Chapel and The Avacentre in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling St. SW. Private family burial
will be in Czech National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, at Brosh Chapel.
Don was born March 14, 1925, in Cedar County, the son of Charles and Marie Anna (Zenisek) Hass. He graduated from Springville High School in 1943. He married Betty Jean Teply on Oct. 7, 1950, at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. He worked at Iowa Manufacturing for 44 years. After retirement, he worked at Stoney Point YMCA for 10 years.
He enjoyed traveling, occasional bus trips to local casinos, and outdoor activities, especially gardening and doing yard work.
Don is survived by his wife, Betty Jean; children, Bobbi J. Oakley, Don (Becky) Hass and Linda (Kevin) Fleming; grandchildren, Brad Oakley, Chrissy (Bob) Angerer, Emily Hass, Sarah (Tim) Nissen, Ryan (fiancé, Katie Boyd Johnson) Hass, Rayna (Josh) Lingenfelter, Katie (Josh) Hopkins and Bob Fleming; great-grandchildren, Jay Nissen and Everly Lingenfelter; brothers-in-law, Donald (Judy) Teply and Richard (Carol) Teply; sister-in-law, Peg Hass; and several nieces and nephews.
Don was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Everett and Burnell.
Don lived up to his nickname, "Sunshine." His joy filled a room and his contagious smile was as bright as the sun. He enjoyed attending his children's and grandchildren's sporting events, band and choir concerts, and family gatherings, as well as watching the Hawkeyes, Cubbies and NASCAR.
The love he had for his wife of 67 years, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was strong and unconditional and will carry on in each of them forever.
Memorials may be directed to the family.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.broshchapel.com.