Annabelle M. Haahr, age 91 of Hartington, Nebraska, died on Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at the Hartington Rehabilitation and Care Center in Hartington.
Funeral Services will be on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartington with the Rev. Amanda Talley officiating. Burial will be at the Paragon Cemetery, rural Hartington. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington. Visitation will continue on Thursday one hour prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church or to Paragon Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be her grandsons Nathan Haahr, Justin Haahr, Jason Haahr, Kyle Haahr, BJ Verzani, Marcus Fischer, Issac Haahr, Adam Haahr, and Aaron Haahr. Honorary pallbearers will be her granddaughters.
Annabelle Mae Haahr was born on January 27, 1926 in Wayne, Nebraska to George M. and Neva I. (Fleming) Fox Sr. Annabelle grew up in the Hartington area and graduated from Hartington Public High School in 1943. She married Wendell Haahr on September 18, 1947 in Hartington. Annabelle worked for the Bank of Hartington and at the Courthouse. Annabelle also worked for Gurney's Seed & Nursery, Neu Cheese Company, and at the Senior Center. Annabelle helped part-time with the Hartington High School lunch program and at Shorties Pizza. She was an accomplished sewer and did alterations for Globe Clothing. Annabelle and Wendell were overseer's of the Trinity Lutheran Church Fair stand for a number of years. Annabelle made and quilted several quilts some of which she showed at the Cedar County Fair.
Annabelle was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church and its sewing group, WELCA, and was a former 4-H participant and leader. She also was a member of the Hartington VFW Auxiliary.
Annabelle is survived by her six children and spouses, Linda & Dennis Fischer of South Sioux City, NE, Cheryl Schultz of Dakota City, NE, Roger & Shirley Haahr of Laurel, NE, George Haahr of Hartington, Debra & Mondo Garcia of Sunnyvale, CA, and Sharon Haahr of Sunnyvale, CA; 20 grandchildren; one step-grandson; 35 great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; 2 great great granddaughters; sister-in-law Virginia Fox of Coleridge.
She was preceded in death by her parents George & Neva Fox Sr.; husband Wendell on April 13, 2007 at the age of 86 years; a brother George Fox Jr.; infant grandson Larry Fischer; son-in-law Victor Schultz.
In lieu of flowers the family prefers memorials to the Trinity Lutheran Church or to Paragon Cemetery.
Messages will be reviewed and posted within 1 business day.
Mom, you will be forever missed. But now you can be with Dad, Oso and Darth, as well as Grandma and Grandpa Fox, and Junior you brother. we love you and may you rest in peace
Sorry of your loss. Such a nice lady. May God bless you all.
My sympathies and prayers to all of you family members and to friends who will miss Annabelle. I have very fond memories of your parents through their faithful membership in Trinity Lutheran Church and also as parents of you at Hartington High. I feel I can speak for several other former teachers at HHS who enjoyed the respectful association with Wendell and Annabelle during the time spent there. Feel proud and thankful in your memories.
My deepest sympathies to the family. I have very fond memories of Annabelle and Wendell from my childhood. God bless
Such sad news. My condolences. You showed a city boy small town Midwestern hospitality and love which will never be forgotten. Thank you for everything. You will be deeply missed.
My sincere sympathy to your family. Annabelle was a lovely woman. I have fond memories of her and am so grateful for all the kindness she and Wendell showed my mom and dad, Rachel and Raymond Bettenhausen.
Sara Bettenhausen Fischer
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