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Sister Margaret Haas BVM


1932 - 2017 Obituary Condolences
Sister Margaret Haas BVM Obituary
Haas BVM, Sister Margaret (St. Leonard) 84, died March 1, 2017, at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. A memorial Mass will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Zachary Church, Des Plaines, IL. In Chicago, Sister Margaret taught at The Immaculata HS and Carmel Catholic HS in Mundelein, IL. She ministered as curriculum consultant for the Archdiocese of Chicago; was director of connections for the adult education center at Malcolm X College, served in donor relations for the Mercy Home for Boys/Girls, and worked in parish ministry at St. Gertrude Parish. She was an elementary and secondary schoolteacher in Council Bluffs and Des Moines, Iowa; San Francisco; and Lincoln, Nebraska. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, August 26, 1932, to John William and Lucille (Lubbers) Haas. She entered the BVM congregation September 8, 1953, from St. Paul of the Cross Parish, Park Ridge, IL. She professed first vows on March 19, 1956, and final vows on July 16, 1961. She was preceded in death by her parents, Lucille, Marian and John, and brother, Robert. She is survived by a twin sister, Marilyn Haas, Chicago; and sisters, Monica Michelau, Des Plaines; Mary Kathryn Amaya, Genoa, IL; Carolyn Thompson, Park Ridge; Mary Beth Fitt, Genoa City, WI; and Patricia Bougher, Whitmore Lake, MI. She is also survived by brothers, John Haas, Park Ridge; Thomas Haas, Des Plaines; and Robert Haas, Libertyville, IL; many nieces and nephews; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 63 years. Memorials may be given to the Sisters of Charity, BVM Support Fund, 1100 Carmel Drive, Dubuque, Iowa 52003, or online at www.bvmcong.org/whatsnew_obits.cfm.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Mar. 12, 2017
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