Maryjo A. (Sargent) Haas

Maryjo A. (Sargent) Haas

Maryjo A. (Sargent) Haas, age 68, of Dubuque, passed away at 5:47 p.m., on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at Dubuque Specialty Care. To celebrate Maryjo’s life, family and friends may visit from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Due to COVID-19 concerns, all who attend will be required to wear a face covering, and are asked to please maintain social distancing practices. To honor Maryjo’s life, funeral services will be held immediately following the visitation at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday at Behr Funeral Home, with Deacon Mike Ellis officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Maryjo was born on March 17, 1953, in Clinton, Iowa, daughter of Charles and Evelyn (Crowley) Sargent.

Maryjo grew up and attended school in Clinton before moving to Dubuque to make her permanent home. She was united in marriage to Henry R. “Hank” Haas Jr. on August 6, 1977. They would be blessed with 38 wonderful years together, and 2 sons, before Hank sadly passed away on November 8, 2015. Maryjo was a hard worker who was employed with Swiss Colony, H&R Block and Armstrongs, until her retirement in 2006. Her favorite job by far was teaching preschool with Holy Ghost School and Head Start which she did for 8 years. Maryjo would happily share with others that it felt good to not have to go to work anymore, and just be able to relax and enjoy life. In her free time, Maryjo and Hank liked to travel, whether it was going to an amusement park, or heading to Wrigley Field to watch a Cubs games. She also raised Dachshunds in her free time and amassed quite the collection of “weiner dog” novelties which made her smile remembering all the little puppies she had cared for throughout the years. She also collected Budweiser Steins, and loved to check out garage sales looking for a lost treasure. Spending time with her family, no doubt, brought Maryjo the greatest joy, especially when the grandkids where involved. Maryjo was a wonderful woman and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace pain free.

Those left to cherish Maryjo’s memory include

her son and daughter-in-law,
Henry “Hank” (Jamie Koppes) Haas III, both of Dubuque, IA;

her grandchildren,
Takius and Bailey Smith;

2 sisters and a brother-in-law,
her twin sister, Patricia Sargent-Muehleip, Shullsburg, WI
and Kathleen (Keith) Williams, Mineola, Texas;

3 sisters-in-law and a brother-in-law,
Betty Jo Haas, Dubuque, IA,
Lois Frazier, Marion, IA
and Carolyn (Clint) Alftin, Payette, ID;

and a nephew,
Scott Gano, Seattle, WA.

Maryjo was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Evelyn; her husband, Henry “Hank” Haas Jr.; her son, Jason Smith; her in-laws, Henry and Violet Haas Sr.; and 2 brothers-in-law, Brett Muehleip and Paul Haas.

Maryjo’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Finley Hospital, Dubuque Specialty Care and Hospice of Dubuque for all of their kind, compassionate and professional care of Maryjo.

The family will thankfully receive your support through phone calls, greeting cards and memorials in Maryjo’s memory which may be mailed to Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001, Attn. Maryjo Haas Family.


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Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
April 24th, 2021 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Funeral service

Behr Funeral Home
1491 Main Street, Dubuque, Iowa
April 24th, 2021 at 11:00 AM

6 condolences for Maryjo A. (Sargent) Haas
  1. Sara Murphy says:

    She was a very nice lady. Always looked out for the other residents. I’ll miss talking with her. So sorry for your loss

  2. Jane Mannino says:

    My mom was a friend of Maryjo’s at Dubuque Speciality. We called them the coffee group because they sat at the table together to eat their meals and always drank lots of coffee.Maryjo always looked out for my mom and made sure she had what she needed. My family will never forget Maryjo and her kindness toward my mom and all of us. May you Rest In Peace Maryjo❤️

  3. Crystal Yarnall says:

    Mary Jo was an amazing woman. May she forever be pain free. My condolences to her family.

  4. Sara ullrich says:

    My deepest sympathies to your family on the passing of Maryjo. She was a friend to my mom at Dubuque Speciality Care…. Marge Sweeney. She was the kindest woman to everyone she met, especially to my mom. My mom passed away last year and I wondered often how Maryjo was. I was deeply saddened to know she passed away. I will never forget the friendship she gave to mom and to us, her kids. We had many wonderful conversations over a cup of coffee in the dining room. Please know she made an impression on us all and we will cherish our memories. Take care of each other. Sara Ullrich Marge Sweeney’s daughter.

  5. Paula and Kevin Pike says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by all.

  6. Samantha Peterson says:

    Maryjo was an amazing woman she will be missed.

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