Sr. Margaret L. Haas, BVMAugust 26, 1932 ~ March 1, 2017 (age 84)
Sr. Margaret L. Haas, BVM (St. Leonard)
Margaret Haas, BVM (St. Leonard) died Tuesday, March 1, 2017, at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on 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. Sister Margaret was an elementary and secondary schoolteacher in Council Bluffs and Des Moines, IA; San Francisco; Lincoln, Neb.; Chicago and Mundelein, IL. Also in Chicago, She ministered as curriculum consultant for the Archdiocese of Chicago; was director of connections for a college adult education center, served in donor relations for a boys/ girls home, and worked in parish ministry.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Robert. She is survived by a twin sister, Marilyn Haas, Chicago; and half-sisters; Monica Michelau, Des Plaines, IL; Mary Kathryn Amaya, Genoa, IL.; Carolyn Thompson, Park Ridge, IL.; Mary Beth Fitt, Genoa City, WI.; and Patricia Bougher, Whitmore Lake, MI. She is also survived by half-brothers Thomas Haas; John Haas, Park Ridge, IL.; and Robert Haas, Libertyville, IL.; and the Sisters of Charity, BVM, with whom she shared life for 63 years.
Memorial Mass, Saturday, March 18th, 2017, 10:30am at St. Zachary Catholic Church 567 W Algonquin Rd., Des Plaines, Illinois 60016.