Keith Duane Hass, of Ogilvie, died Thursday, June 13, 2019, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, after battling brain cancer for 13 months. He was 54 years old.
He was born Nov. 5, 1964 in Braham to Steve and Jeanie (Smith) Hass. He grew up on a small family farm with both parents and his younger sister Lisa until the age of 14 when they moved to a new home just outside of Ogilvie. He attended elementary and high school in Ogilvie until his graduation in 1984. After high school he went to work for the family business Hass Construction and shortly thereafter was united in marriage to his high school sweetheart Dawn (Williams) Hass on July 13, 1985 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora. He assumed ownership of the company in 1988, the same year he and his wife began their family with the birth of their first son Jared, followed by their second son Ramsey in 1993 and their daughter Madisen in 1998. The couple lived and raised their family just outside of Ogilvie where his wife still resides.
He had many passions and responsibilities in his lifetime. He volunteered for the Ogilvie Fire Department and was an active board member at Ogilvie School from 2008 until his death. He was a member of the Minnesota Field Trial Association eventually serving on the board as vice president and was also the president of the Benton Retriever Grounds where he trained his Labrador retrievers.
His hobbies included dog training, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, four-wheeling and raising livestock, with many other activities involving the outdoors. He spent many happy days with his family and friends enjoying the things he loved. He was a wonderful husband, father and friend and will be missed by all of those that loved him.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Lloyd and Thelma Smith, grandfather, Clarence Hass, brother-in-law, Allen Newgard and stepbrother Billy White.
He is survived by his wife Dawn Hass; children Jared, Ramsey and Madisen Hass; his father Steve Hass; mother Jeanie and stepfather John White; his sister Lisa (Donald) McIalwain; grandmother Cleo Hass; step-siblings Amber Bebeau, Jason White and Tiffany Warren, along with many other relatives and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at the Ogilvie School with Fr. Gene Plaistad and Rita Clasemann officiating.
Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at the Ogilvie School and one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Burial will be at the St. Katheryn’s Cemetery in Ogilvie.
Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora. Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com.