Larry Hasz

Larry Hasz


Dates

July 28, 1943 - December 12, 2022

Obituary

Larry Hasz, 79, of Mitchell, SD, passed away Monday, December 12, 2022, at his home in Mitchell. Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday, December 20, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Larry Hasz was born July 28, 1943, to Arnet and Irene (Schoppert) Hasz in Mitchell, South Dakota. He grew up on the family farm west of Loomis and attended Liberty country school. He graduated from Mitchell High School in 1961, then attended Dakota Wesleyan University and graduated in 1965 with a degree in Business.

While at Dakota Wesleyan, Larry met Carol Malde and they were married on July 18, 1965. The couple moved to Yankton where Larry served as the assistant business manager for the Yankton School District until May 1966. They then moved back to Mitchell, where Larry worked for Jerry Ross Accounting before going to live and work on the Hasz family farm.

He and Carol raised three daughters on the farm, instilling a strong work ethic in them that filled him with pride. Larry enjoyed singing in church, harmonizing with his baritone voice. He shared this love of music with his daughters who all developed a deep appreciation for it. Larry loved attending musical performances, especially all of his daughters’ school events, as well as seeing numerous “famous” people perform at the Corn Palace.

Larry loved meeting new people wherever he went—from visitors at his church to complete strangers in big cities. Always eager to engage in conversations with folks he didn’t know, Larry learned to appreciate people from all walks of life with varying backgrounds. He was always curious and taught through example how to learn the best about the people who cross our paths.

Larry and Carol eventually moved into town in Mitchell in 2014. On rainy days and during non-planting or harvesting times, he enjoyed short road trips throughout South Dakota and neighboring states. He still helped his son-in-law with planting and harvesting and puttered around the farm whenever he could.

He had many interests throughout his life. Having served in the South Dakota National Guard as a member of the 665th Ordnance Company for six years, Larry had a deep appreciation for military history. He loved seeing old military planes and would drive hours just to see one on exhibit. Every day in his later years, he could be found in his recliner, reading crime, western, and military novels. Larry also enjoyed spending time with his group of coffee friends at Cubby’s.

He was a member of the Downtown First United Methodist Church and served on several church committees over the years. He also served on the Badger Township board for nearly 30 years.

He is survived by his wife, Carol; their three daughters: Denise (Steve) Hoffman and daughters Lily and Emma; Michele (Beth Dorward) and son Zoey; and Amanda (Jon) Thomas and son River; brother-in-law, David (Jann) Malde; sisters-in-law, Julie (Bruce) Fritzemeier and Lynette Ellefson; and many nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents, Phillip and Bertha Schoppert and David and Sophia Hasz, and his aunts and uncles.


Visitation(s)

Date
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Service

Date
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Time
11:00 AM
Location
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301

Cemetery

Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD


Posted by Don and Leanne Bradwisch on December 19, 2022
We were planning on coming to service for Larry but won't be able to attend. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family. We got to know Larry with both of us serving on the board. He was a wealth of information and a valuable member. And always a pleasant man who always had time to visit. Know you will miss him but have wonderful memories to cherish. Love and hugs to you and the girls.
Posted by Rose Andersen Malsam on December 19, 2022
Carol. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. Larry was such a good person and he will be missed. Treasure the memories
Posted by Dave Letcher on December 19, 2022
Carol and family, I'm sorry to hear about Larry's passing. I pray for you all during this time. May you find peace and comfort.
I'll never forget the day that you and Larry got married. I'm still honored today to have been your ring bearer at your service. I still have the little John Deere tractor and trailer that you gave me then too. I think of you two every time I see it.
Posted by Arlene Kost on December 19, 2022
Sorryn to hear about Larry. You have our sympathy at this time.
Posted by Harlan Dean Bedford Class of 61 on December 19, 2022
Larry was a good friend and classmate . My condolences
Posted by Dave and JoAnn Doering on December 18, 2022
Carol, we are so sorry for your loss. Both Dave and I will always remember how kind you and Larry were to us when we first moved to Mitchell and came to church as strangers. Take care. We send our sympathy.
Posted by Rich and Diane hofer on December 18, 2022
Our deepest Condolences Sorry for your loss Keep the faith
Posted by Norma Mathis Fincher on December 18, 2022
sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time
Posted by ReEtta (Bittner) and Ken Horner on December 18, 2022
Sorry for your loss! He was a friendly man.
Posted by Jane M Goldammer on December 17, 2022
Denise and family, I’m sorry to hear of your families loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Pat reimnitz on December 17, 2022
Carol so sorry to hear about Larry's passing. Won't be able to attend but know I will be praying for you and the girls. Hugs and prayers 🙏 ❤️
Posted by Lonnie and Pat Weidenbach on December 16, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carol and your family.
Posted by Judy Backlund Gohl on December 16, 2022
Caro—I am so sorry to read of your loss. Hold all of your memories close to your heart. God bless you and your family as you grieve your loss and also as you celebrate Larry’s homegoing.
Posted by Beverly and Paul thompson on December 16, 2022
Wow what a shock. When I seen you in c fair Sunday I never would have known he would be gone now. We are so very sorry for his loss. Prayers and hugs to your girls too. God be with you
Posted by Rodney and Marlene Olivier on December 15, 2022
You all have our sympathy in your loss of husband father and grand father. He was a friend to many. He will be missed.
Posted by Loren and Jayne Bittner on December 15, 2022
So sorry to hear the passing of Larry. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Steve Hasz on December 15, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Larry’s family and friends.
I’ll always remember Larry’s support, along with your family for my parents. (Harold & Eldora) May God Bless you all.
Steve and Rita Hasz

My God Bless you all.
Steve and Rita Hasz
Posted by Janice and Doug Johnson on December 15, 2022
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family 🙏
Posted by Terry & Mary Nutter on December 15, 2022
Our condolences Carol and families on Larry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May all the good memories be remembered.
Posted by Jeff and Linda Logan on December 15, 2022
It was an awful shock to hear that Larry passed. He was a good person, always kind to everyone and energetic. We’ll miss talking with him and will always remember his smile and energy.
Posted by Marge Scheurenbrand on December 15, 2022
Carol and family, my deepest & most heartfelt sympathy. May your wonderful memories, the love of God and the promise of eternal life comfort you now and always. I know you will miss Larry until you meet again.
Posted by Bob and Laura Weisz on December 15, 2022
Carol and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Bob will miss his coffee buddy. Our sympathy and prayers.
Posted by Jeanette voorhees on December 15, 2022
My deepest condolences to the passing is Larry. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God bless you.
Posted by Beverly and Paul thompson on December 14, 2022
Wow what a shock. When I seen you in c fair Sunday I never would have known he would be gone now. We are so very sorry for his loss. Prayers and hugs to your girls too. God be with you
Posted by Charolette Peterson on December 14, 2022
Carol and family I am so sorry for your loss. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Brandy Ainslie on December 14, 2022
Carol and family, I was so very sorry to see the passing of Larry. Biggest hugs and prayers to you all.
Posted by Jake and Bobbie Prickett on December 14, 2022
So very sorry on your loss
Posted by Betty Boone on December 14, 2022
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Posted by Garry and Jo Freier on December 14, 2022
Dear Carol and family. Please know you are in our prayers for peace, comfort and strength during this difficult time. May the beautiful memories of so many years gone by provide you with comfort today and the days to come.
Posted by Rose Carson on December 14, 2022
So sorry to hear Carol. So enjoyed our visits with you two. May God hold you in His arms as you go thru this big change in your life
Posted by Stu and Georgiann Crouse on December 14, 2022
Carol, our thoughts and prayers are with you! We have fond memories of Larry at DWU and also at church. May you feel God close beside you.💐🙏
Posted by Al & Barb DeLange on December 14, 2022
Sending our sympathy, prayers & hugs to you & your family Carol. Al will miss his coffee buddy!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Posted by Diane Grassel on December 14, 2022
Carol and family! I am so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
Posted by Troy & Andrea Hart on December 14, 2022
Carol and family. We are so sorry for your loss. Larry was such a great guy. We will miss seeing and visiting with him at auctions. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Delbert Hiemstra on December 14, 2022
Carol and family. My deepest sympathy on Larry's passing.
Posted by Larry and Cheryl Titze on December 14, 2022
Carol, We were so very sorry to hear of Larry’s passing. You have our deepest condolences.
Posted by Jeanette Jones on December 14, 2022
Prayers to you and your family
Posted by Jeanette Jones on December 14, 2022
So sorry to hear of Larrys passing.
Posted by Denise Asmus on December 14, 2022
My sympathies prayers to you Carol and family
Posted by Sheryl plamp on December 14, 2022
Carol and family so sorry for your loss I have lots of memories of Larry from the old farm days to church Hold tight to your memories hugs and prayers
Posted by Terry Johnson on December 14, 2022
Carol, my sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. God be with you and grant you peace. May Larry’s memory bring you comfort always.
Posted by Cyndee Emmons on December 14, 2022
On behalf of our whole family we are so sorry for your loss
The Yusten family
Posted by Jan Quenzer on December 13, 2022
I am so sorry for you Carol and for your family. Larry was a joy to chat with and I know you will miss him.
Posted by Bob and Cindy Unruh on December 13, 2022
So sorry for your loss Carol. We are praying for you and your family!
Posted by Kelly Gross on December 13, 2022
As so many others, I am so very sorry for your loss. I have always enjoyed Larry and got to know him first as the “helpful neighbor “ when I worked a serious car accident near your farm. Certainly, I got to know him a lot better through church. I really appreciated his gentle voice and ever constant kindness. He will be missed by many. My prayers for your entire family.
Posted by Roberta and Tom McEntee on December 13, 2022
So very sorry for your loss. You and your family have our sympathies.
Posted by Dick and Connie Thompson on December 13, 2022
We're so very sorry for your loss. You will be in our prayers.
Posted by Tama Backlund on December 13, 2022
Carol, prayers are being lifted for strength and peace for those who will miss Larry greatly. He was such a gentle man!
Posted by Elwin Hohn on December 13, 2022
Carol, so sorry to hear of Larry’s passing, my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Posted by Richard Stedman on December 13, 2022
Carol, my Heartfelt Sympathy to you and your family. May the Lord be with you.
Posted by Mick and Kathy Hanks on December 13, 2022
May God surround the family with peace and the comfort of knowing others care and are praying for you.
Posted by Sharon Broghammer on December 13, 2022
I’m so sorry for your loss at this time. May Almighty Father comfort and strengthen your family at this time give you peace and contentment in Jesus name I pray.
Posted by Doug Metcalf on December 13, 2022
Carol and family. I pray for you and Larry. He was a good friend.
Posted by Mike & Kim Satterlee on December 13, 2022
Denise and Family - We are so sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. Sending thoughts and prayers and lots of hugs from AZ.
Posted by Mary Freeman on December 13, 2022
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Posted by Charlie and Darlene Bailey on December 13, 2022
Are deepest sympathy to the family
Posted by Donna Steele Korus on December 13, 2022
Carol and family. So sorry for Larry's passing. You have my thoughts and prayers. Hang on to all your good memories.
Posted by John & Anna Synhorst on December 13, 2022
We send our condolences to the Hasz family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Posted by Jodi Schladweiler on December 13, 2022
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