Hoisington — Rufus Paul Haas, 95, died Feb. 20, 2019, at AdventHealth, Apopka, Fla. He was born Jan. 10, 1924, in Hoisington, the son of Daniel and Louise (Lehning) Haas.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Evangelical and Reformed Church, rural Hoisington. Rufus was a current member of the United Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Milberger.
Besides his farming, he worked at several jobs including the oilfield, seeding roads, operating the road grader, construction, and running the family dairy. He also served on the township board, school board, and the church board.
On July 26, 1945, he was united in marriage to Alvina Boger in Hoisington. She preceded him in death on Jan. 26, 2012. To this union two children were born, Larry and Sharon.
He is survived by: son Larry Haas and wife Lois of Phillipsburg; daughter Sharon Kampe and husband Lanny of Apopka, Fla.; three grandchildren, Michelle Haas-Heinrich and husband Duane of Wichita, Kimberly Kampe of Apopka, and Bradley Haas of Wichita; and two great grandchildren, Mackenzie Haas and Greyson Haas-Heinrich.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, William Haas, sister, Lucille Shaffer, twin grandsons, Trevor and Travis Haas, and granddaughter, Trisha Haas.
Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, with family to receive friends from 6-8 p.m at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be 2 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 27, at Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home Chapel, with Rhonda Templing, PMA presiding. The family would like to invite friends to join them for a meal prior to the service, at noon, at the Emmanual Lutheran Church in Hoisington.
Burial will be in the Hoisington Cemetery, following the service. Memorials may be made to Kans for Kids or United Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in care of Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home, PO Box 146, Hoisington, KS 67544.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Nicholson-Ricke Funeral Home
P.O. Box 146
Hoisington, KS 67544
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Feb. 24, 2019