Thomas “Tom” Haiar, 67, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, September 26, 2020 at his home in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 10:30 PM Thursday, October 1, 2020 at St. Mary of Mercy Catholic Church in Alexandria, SD. Burial will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Alexandria. Visitation will be from 5-7:00 PM on Wednesday at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.
Thomas R. Haiar was born July 1, 1953 To Arnold and Marie (Wolf) Haiar in Mitchell, SD. He grew up and attended school in Alexandria, SD, and graduated from Hanson High School in 1971. He then attended Northern State College in Aberdeen. Later he was employed by the 3M and Toshiba companies in Mitchell. In 2000 he married Mary Varnell along with her children Robert and Valerie in Austin, TX. While living in Texas Tom worked for the Inergy Propane Company. Through his work he was transferred to Columbus, Mississippi and then to Ann Arbor, MI working his way up to Executive Vice President of the Mid-West Region. He retired from Inergy, and found enjoyment in part time work with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Tom returned to South Dakota in 2019, living in Mitchell.
Tom was a member of the Moose Lodge, American Legion, and was a member of the South Dakota National Guard. He also served on the Corn Palace Stampede Rodeo Committee for many years.
Tom enjoyed getting together with family & friends, pheasant hunting, and loved playing the game of Euchre with his buddies. He was also a die-hard Texas Longhorn Fan.
Tom is survived by his brother, Terry (Kathy) Haiar of Alexandria; sister, Karen (Joe) Mueting of Spencer, IA; nephews and nieces, Chris and Robin Haiar, Kelly and Jesse Haines, Kim and Chris Haines, Katie (Greg Roth) Mueting, Andy (Kelly) Mueting, Liz (Andrew) Ascherl, and Nathan Mueting along with many great nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Pallbearer- Denny Maiers, Bill Bennett, Jack Wagner, Chris Haiar, Andy Mueting, Nathan Mueting, Stan Peterson