Norbert was the last surviving member of the Henry and Anna Haake family. He joins his parents, seven brothers and sisters, and his wife, Jeanette.
Norbert graduated from Aviston Community High School in 1944. After graduation, he was drafted into the United States Navy and served in World War II and the Korean War. Norbert was a member of St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, IL, and started the Annual Dinner Auctions which helped to build the St. James Parish Center. He was a member of the American Legion, the Korean War Veterans, Carpenters Local Union 433, the Serra Club, and former Vice President of 4 Star Homes in Belleville. He and Jeanette became founding members of Our Lady of the Snows Shrine in 1969, and they moved to the Shrine Apartment Community in December 2015, where Norbert lived until his death.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Jeanette R. Haake, nee Wellen, whom he married February 6, 1954, and who died October 25, 2018; his parents, Henry and Anna, nee Huegen, Haake; three brothers, Erwin (Virginia) Haake, Henry (Mary) Haake, and Leo Haake; and four sisters, Rose (Earl) Bickel, Alvina (Herman) Dallao, Mildred Haake, and Alice (Orrin) Morgan.
Surviving are four children, Mary Jo (Richard) Sotiropoulos of Belleville, IL, Mark H. Haake of Winston-Salem, NC, Alan J. (Julie) Haake of Swansea, IL, and Matthew P. Haake of San Diego, CA; four grandchildren, Andy (Brooke) Sotiropoulos, Steve Sotiropoulos, Matt Sotiropoulos, and Sam Haake; a sister-in-law, Patricia Haake; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. James Catholic Church Parish, Millstadt, IL, or to the apartment community at the Esquiline. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Private family visitation will be held Monday, January 11, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, IL.
Funeral: A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, January 11, 2021, at St. James Catholic Church, Millstadt, IL, with Msgr. Marvin Volk officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.