Life Member Norman Haase Has Passed Away

Norman F. Haase, 89, of Gladstone, passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021, at OSF St. Francis Hospital in Escanaba. He was born on April 1, 1932, in Washington, MI, son of Ernst K. and Karoline R. (Sidensticker) Haase. Norm graduated from Romeo High School in 1950 and then honorably served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. On September 23, 1952, Norman was united in marriage with Roberta (Bobbie) L. Thompson in Washington, MI. Following his military service, he attended Oakland Community College. In 1968, Norm moved to Escanaba, where he opened Norm’s Barber Shop on Ludington Street. A year later, his family joined him in Escanaba. Norm continued to own and operate the barber shop until his retirement in 1991. He was a barber for 35 years. Norm loved the outdoors, spending many days fishing, hunting, shooting, and golfing with family and friends. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and wood working. He made many beautiful wooden clocks, as well as furniture and fish decoys. He especially loved fishing on Lake Superior and off Isle Royale, as well as hunting out west. Norm led a full and active life, touching many people with his thoughtfulness, intelligence, and sense of humor and fun. He will be sorely missed by those that loved him. An avid outdoorsman, Norm was involved with the North Macomb, Delta County and Great Lakes Sportsman’s Clubs and Wildlife Unlimited of Delta County. He proudly was a member of the Escanaba Lions Club, Escanaba Country Club, and the Terrace Bluff Golf Club. Among survivors include his wife, Bobbie Haase of Gladstone; son, Dan (Letty) Haase of Glendale, AZ; daughter, Denise (Les) Wilson of Gladstone; four grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Ernie Haase Visitation will take place on Tuesday, November 23rd from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba. The funeral service to celebrate the life of Norman will follow at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Great Lakes Sportsman’s Club. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. A message of condolence may be directed to the family by visiting www.crawfordfuneralhomes.net. The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Haase family.