Joseph DeHaas

Joseph A. DeHaas

Friday, October 18th, 1929 - Thursday, July 25th, 2019
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Obituary

Joseph A. DeHaas, 89, of Bellefonte went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, July 25, 2019, surrounded by his family, at Mount Nittany Medical Center. Joe was born on October 18, 1929, in Bellefonte, a son of the late John Bossert and Margueriete Adams DeHaas. On October 30, 1958, he married the former, Florence Barton who survives at home. Also surviving are his sons, John B. DeHaas of Bellefonte, Robert A. DeHaas also of Bellefonte and Timothy E. (Lisa) DeHaas of Howard. He is also survived by his four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren. Joe was a 1947 graduate of Bellefonte High School. Joe was a veteran having served in the United State Army during the Korean War. He was in the Fire Direction Center 82nd Field Artillery, 1st Calvary Division having served 11 1/2 months overseas. He received the Korean Service Medal, UN Summer Fall Offensive, Second Korean Winter Battle, Hongcheon, Chipyong-ni, National Defense United Nation. Joe was the Service Manager for Grant Torsell Buick in State College. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Bellefonte. He was a life member of the VFW Post 1600 of Bellefonte, a life member of the Bellefonte Elks Post 1094, and a life member of the Logan Fire Co. in Bellefonte. Joe was an avid bowler for over 50 years. He was inducted into the Seven Mountains Bowling Hall of Fame in 1991. He enjoyed playing golf at the Nittany Country Club, as which he was a member for many years. Joe also belonged to the Allegheny Mountain Region Antique Automobile Club having 2 Antique Cars. He also was a tipstaff at the Centre County Court House.
Family and friends will be received at St. John Lutheran Church, 216 N. McAllister St., Bellefonte, on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM with Funeral Services to follow at 11:30 AM, with Pastor William Osman, officiating. Military Honors will be accorded at the church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Bellefonte.
In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial contributions be made in memory of Joseph A. DeHaas to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of The Dean K. Wetzler Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc., 201 Spring St., Milesburg.
Online condolences may be made at www.deankwetzlerfuneralhomeandcremationserviceinc.com.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am
    Location
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Address
    216 N. McAllister St.
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
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  • Service

    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | 11:30am
    When
    Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 11:30am
    Location
    St. John's Lutheran Church
    Address
    216 N. McAllister St.
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Rev. William E. Osman
  • Interment

    Location
    Union Cemetery
    Address
    Howard St.
    BELLEFONTE, PA 16823
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Bonnie and Denny Leathers

Posted at 09:16pm
Joe was a great guy who always had a joke or funny story to share with you. We think he missed his calling and should have been a stand-up comedian. The last time Bonnie saw him was at Eagle Valley where he "crashed" a birthday celebration for resident Mabel Fisher and, as always, he told them a joke. Joe will be sorely missed by his friends. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you. Bonnie and Denny Leathers
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