Eugene Haiar

Eugene Haiar


Dates

February 2, 1940 - November 30, 2021

Obituary

Eugene Haiar, 81, of Mitchell, SD, died Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Friday, December 3, at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Mitchell. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at the Church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live stream of the funeral service may be viewed at: https://www.holyfamilymitchell.com/live-stream-mass

Eugene Dennis Haiar was born on February 10, 1940 on the family farm near Spencer, SD to Roman and Lucille (Warner) Haiar. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and planting his big vegetable garden. Eugene loved spending time with his family, grandchildren, and friends. He married the love of his life Jo Elaine Franey on November 3, 1965. Eugene was employed as an auto body repairman at Myers Body Shop for forty years. During his retirement, he worked part time for the city of Mitchell, and most recently employed at POET. He was a proud member of the Holy Family Church in Mitchell.

Eugene is survived by his wife, Jo Elaine; son, Jeff Haiar of Pierre; daughter, Susan (Brian) Muehlbeier of Yankton; four grandchildren, Adam Haiar, Lizzy Haiar, Jessica Muehlbeier and Isaac Muehlbeier; brothers, Ronald (Mary) Haiar of Sanger, CA and Kenny (Kelly) Haiar of Sioux Falls, SD; and sister-in-law, Iva Haiar of Janesville, WI.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Roman and Lucille; brother, Glenn; sisters, Lynette and Joanne Weiss; and stepmother, Lorraine (Ed) Lambertz. 

 


Visitation(s)

Date
Friday, December 3, 2021
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Friday, December 3, 2021
Time
10:00 AM
Location
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 W Cedar Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Rob on December 22, 2021
Gene was one of the most kindest human beings I’ve ever met in my life
Posted by Colleen Doyle Ring on December 11, 2021
Sending thoughts, prayers and love for your loss.
Colleen and Ken Ring
Posted by Jack and Bev Robinson on December 4, 2021
His many visits to Rob's Short Stop, bringing treats Jo had made, sharing stories and laughing will continue to bring happy memories. Our condolences go out to Jo, family and other friends.
Posted by Gaylenn ozanne on December 3, 2021
I knew Gene for years he will be missed so sorry Kenny your loss
Posted by Terry and Ramona Schroeder on December 3, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Greg Whitlock on December 3, 2021
My condolences to Jeff and his family. So sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by SDDVA Staff on December 3, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Death may have taken Eugene, but it did not take your memories. These memories are his gift to you.
Posted by Butch and Diane Miller on December 3, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with this family. May he Rest In Peace.
Posted by Brent Schmitt on December 2, 2021
My condolences to you you all. He was a great guy sure going to miss seeing him outside or walking over to chat with him.
Posted by Marlys K. Hoff on December 2, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless
Posted by Joshua Harvey on December 1, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Gene. He will be missed by many.
Posted by Lisa Geidel Heckenlaible on December 1, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I have so many fond memories of fishing with our dads. May Gene rest In Peace and may God watch over you all during this difficult time.
Posted by Shirley Wuertzer on December 1, 2021
So sorry for your loss. He'll be missed in our neighborhood.
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