Raymond Haske2019 - 2018
Raymond Leon Haske 73, died Monday, Feb. 12, 2018
at his home in Hawks.
Raymond was born April 11, 1944
to Joseph and Verna (Woloszyk) Haske in Metz Township.
He graduated from Rogers City High School in 1963. He worked on his
father’s farm for several years, and then married Carolyn Sobek in Posen
in 1969, Ray worked at Calcite Limestone Quarry from 1973-2008 as a
heavy equipment operator. During a 6-year layoff from the plant, he
owned and operated his sawmill and produced custom cedar products.
Ray planted many thousands pine seedlings on his property for over
30 years receiving “Outstanding Forest Manager of the Year in Presque
Isle County” award in 1991, He was a 4-H woodworking leader, collected
antique farm tools for display, built cedar lawn furniture, and created
pieces of art from fossil stones. He enjoyed landscaping with rocks,
planting flower gardens, and tackling unique building projects. He was an
active member of St. Dominic Church in Metz.
Ray is survived by:
his wife Carolyn and
six children: Melanie (Christopher) Keaney of England,
Hilary (Scott) Kerr of Watervliet,
Dale (Lauren) Haske of Boyne City,
Jocelyn (Peter) Chopp of Chelsea,
Audrey (Ben) Reynolds of Paw Paw, and
Kyle (Carley) Haske of Illinois, plus
Siblings: Al Haske of Boyne City, Edward Haske of California,
Carol Chipman of Boyne City, and Cathy Steinfeld of California,
Ray was predeceased by infant son Todd and grandson Rory Keaney.
Visitation will be held at St. Dominic Parish Hall in Metz on Thursday,
Feb. 15 from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. where a parish wake service will take
place at 7:00 p.m, with Sr. Rita officiating. Funeral mass will take place
Friday, Feb. 16 at St. Dominic Church in Metz at 11:00 a.m. with
Fr, Arthur Duchnowicz officiating.
Interment will take place in the spring at St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Michigan,
Presque Isle Food Pantry, or charity of friend’s choice.