Kathleen Ann Haske of Reese, age 83, died unexpectedly, Sunday, February 3, 2019, at her residence. She was born March 27, 1935, in Saginaw. She was raised in Saginaw and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1953. On August 18, 1954, she was married to Harry F. Haske in Saginaw. He predeceased her July 1, 1977. She resided on the family farm home since 1954. Kathleen was a homemaker most of her life and was also employed at Agrico Chemical in Saginaw County for 30 years, retiring in 2000. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, shopping trips with her family, but her greatest enjoyment was being a grandmother to her eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a strong woman, and was known for her hard work and standing her ground.
Surviving are her four children and their spouses: Jeanette and Dale Weaver, Mary and Duane Kohloff, Anna Brandt, and H Michael and Mary Haske; eight grandchildren: Jennifer, Alisha, Mitchell, Lee, Jenni, Courtney, Michael, and Mckenzie; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers: David Riska and John Riska; and sisters-in-law: Dianna Tiernan and Becky Oliver. In addition to her husband, Harry, she was predeceased by her three brothers: Thomas Tiernan, Terry Oliver and Mike Smith; grandson, Jacob Brandt; and son-in-law, Kenneth Brandt.
Funeral Services for Kathleen were held at noon, Thursday, February 7, 2019, from the Ware-Smith-Woolever Funeral Home, 9940 Saginaw St. in Reese. Chaplain Ron Compton of Heartland Hospice officiated and burial followed in the Denmark Township Cemetery in Reese. Kathleen’s family received friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the services. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Haske family.

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