Elizabeth Haake

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Elizabeth G. Haake, nee Albers, 98, of Belleville, IL, born July 20, 1924, in Breese, IL, died Thursday, February 9, 2023, at Mercy Rehab and Care Center, Swansea, IL

Mrs. Haake was a devoted mother to her loving family. She was a member of St. Teresa Catholic Church, where she belonged to the Perpetual Help Sodality, Young at Heart Club; and ladies quilting group. Elizabeth was a member of the Daughters of Isabella, the Women of the Belleville-Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, and the Catholic War Veterans Auxiliary.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Clarence T. Haake, whom she married on May 12, 1948, and who died on January 7, 2012; her parents, Vincent W. and Catherine, nee Winters, Albers; two grandchildren; a son-in-law, Brian Kalmer; brothers, Harold Albers and Vincent (Ethel) Albers; sisters, Adele Albers, Gertrude (Lawrence) Becker, and Dolores (August) Lampe; brothers-in-law, Arnold Haake and Tom Haake; and sisters-in-law, Lucille (Edward) Gramann, Dolores (John) Johnson, and Mary (Joseph) Winter.

Surviving are her seven children, Sharon K. (Art) Fahrner of Swansea, IL,  Philip V. (Reatha) Haake of Germantown, IL, Stanley A. (Bonnie) Haake of Anna, IL, Mark T. (Deby) Haake of Bridgeton, MO, Dennis R. (Jane) Haake of Belleville, IL, Mary Beth Kalmer of Belleville, IL, and Ginny E. (Kevin) Bouse of Shiloh, IL; 17 grandchildren; 3 step-grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Maurice (Rita) Albers; a sister, Marie (Virgil) Gebke; a brother-in-law, Richard (Kathy) Haake; three sisters-in-law, Pauline (Norman) Dierkes, Ethel Haake, and Marilyn Haake; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Cedar Creek of Shiloh for their kind and compassionate care.

Memorials may be made to St. Teresa Catholic School or to Hospice of Southern Illinois.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, February 14, 2023, and from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at St. Teresa Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. James Thomas officiating.

Burial will follow at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.



6 Comments on Elizabeth Haake

Bobby Rasp said : Guest Report Feb 14, 2023 at 5:26 PM

My sympathy to Mary Beth and the rest of the Haake family

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Becky Kern said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2023 at 8:56 PM

So sorry Mary Beth but she is waiting for you all in heaven.

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Becky Kern-Taylor said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2023 at 8:50 PM

Mary Beth, I remember your Mom as a wonderful kind lady. I had no idea you had so many brothers ans sisters.

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Tom and Betty Gibbons said : Guest Report Feb 13, 2023 at 12:54 PM

Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your mother.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Connie Jean Goyda said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2023 at 10:27 PM

Dear Mary Beth, Ginny & Family, please accept my deepest sympathy on the loss of your mother. She was always such a kind, sweet person. She was a good friend to my mother, too. —Prayers for all.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Jim and Rosemary Heinen said : Guest Report Feb 11, 2023 at 8:59 AM

So sorry for your loss. She always had a smile on her face and we enjoyed her company at social events, church events, and family events. A special flower is in Heaven now to bloom forever

  • Belleville
  • Il

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