Graveside ServiceNorthern Wisconsin Memorial Veterans Cemetery
Sara N. “Nan” Hass, age 90, of Chippewa Falls, died Friday, June 29, 2018, at Chippewa Manor Nursing & Rehabilitation.
She was born October 1, 1927 in New London, Wisconsin to Enid “Lenore” (Shreeves) and Wellington W. Wyman.
Nan grew up in New London, but moved to Eau Claire as a teen and graduated from Eau Claire H.S., class of 1945. After graduation, Nan moved to Washington D.C. to work for the Department of the Navy.
On April 6, 1947, she married Harold W. Hass. They lived and raised their family in Chippewa Falls, where Nan worked as a clerk at the Chippewa’s Woolen Shop and as a bookkeeper for Falls Bait Co., Inc.
Over the course of her life, Nan was involved in several activities outside her home; Den Mother when her sons were in Cub Scouts, PTA member, volunteer in the admin office at Central Lutheran Church, and an American Legion Auxiliary member. She was an excellent seamstress and taught 4-H sewing classes. She also liked to knit, crochet, oil paint, refinish furniture, read and work crossword puzzles (in ink!). There was always music in the house…she loved to sing. Often times, something said by someone would bring on a song from Mom.
The greatest joy in her life came when her grandchildren and greatgrandchildren came into her life. They all loved to go to “Gramma’s house” and seldom liked to leave. She was caring and nurturing and a wonderful teacher.
Nan has resided at Chippewa Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation for the past four years. She always put a smile on the faces of the CNAs and nurses with her keen sense of humor. She gave most of them nick-names to help her remember who they were. Over the 11+ years of dialysis, she’d become “The Princess” to the techs (in a good way). She will be greatly missed by those in the health care profession.
Survivors include a son, Jan Hass of Webster, SD; a daughter, Ellen (Mark) Nodolf of Cornell, WI; a brother, Ted Wyman of Bella Vista, AR; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Richard and Addison Wyman; a sister-in-law, Sandra Wyman; a daughter-in-law, Judy Hass; a son, William Hass on Sept. 24, 1993; and her husband Harold on March 20, 2013.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 3 at the Northern Wisconsin Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery in Spooner.
Nan has asked that Memorials in her honor go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The donation options are listed on their website at www.stjude.org.
The family wishes to thank all those involved with providing health care, transportation, administrative, and pastoral services during her final years of life. You made those years enjoyable for her.