David "DE-RAKE" Haas

October 23, 1964November 25, 2018
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David C. "DE-RAKE" Haas, age 54, of Imperial, Missouri passed away on Sunday, November 25, 2018. David was born October 23, 1964 in Kirkwood., Missouri. Beloved son of Vivian Haas and the late Lester Haas and Nancy Haas.

David is survived by; Brother Steve Haas, Sisters Debby (Rus) Schmidt and Diana Fulbright; Brother Randy (Crab) McNeill, Sister Kelly McNeill and Brother Rick McNeill.

Dave enjoyed riding his Harley, Nascar and his beloved dogs.

A memorial visitation for David will be held Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Heiligtag -Lang-Fendler Funeral Home, 1081 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, Missouri 63010, followed by a memorial service at 7:00 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in David's memory may be made to Open Door Sanctuary, 6065 Duda Road, House Springs, Missouri 63051.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Haas family.


  • Vivian Haas, Mother
  • Lester O. Haas, Father
  • Nancy Haas, Mother
  • Steve Haas, Brother
  • Debby (Rus) Schmidt, Sister
  • Diana Fulbright, Sister
  • Randy (Crab) McNeill, Brother
  • Kelly McNeill, Sister
  • Rick McNeill, Brother

  • Open Door Sanctuary


  • Memorial Visitation Sunday, December 9, 2018
  • Memorial Service Sunday, December 9, 2018

David "DE-RAKE" Haas

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jeanette henslee

December 13, 2018

Dear Steve, Debby, and Diana, I'm so sorry to hear of David's passing, his life ending far too soon. I remember back when we were kids, we were all so close, had so much fun and laughs.And then all the gatherings at "John and Gee's" in Labadie, holidays were so fun.! And I have fond memories of your Mom Nancy, I think of her and her laugh often! I bet Mikey would love to be back with "the gang" too. I pray for each of you , to have some peace and comfort from God, during this time. Merry Christmas, love Jeanette.

Mable Sterling

December 10, 2018

Dear Hass family, I am sorry for your loss. God never intended that we should suffer this kind of pain. The death of one dearly loved is particularly difficult to bear. Know this, the God of all comfort heals the broken-hearted; He binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

Debbie Stoney

December 4, 2018

I am gonna miss you ... and all the crazy stuff you sent me at You always there and made me laugh - you would say "My middle name...entertain ment"
Now you can finally get some
Love & miss ya always,

Sue Prentice

December 4, 2018

This is so sad, such an unexpected tragedy. Dave was so full of life, happy and upbeat, just a likable guy and so funny. He had such a huge heart,. He will be truly missed. I hope he is flying high and riding off into the sunsets in heaven! RIP Dave

Jennifer E. Reed

December 4, 2018

R.I.P. 'DE~RAKE' Dave Knighten and I feel so lucky to have known you for 18 Years, we had some Great Fun Times & some Sad & Crazy ones too. You were the one who taught me what a 'DERAKE' really was, besides your Nickname.Who am I gonna call when the Big Brother show is on, or the NASCAR Races ,or when you called & you felt like Arguing over something that I thought was stupid. Is there a Hot~Line or a 1-800-CallDav ??? I wish there was, I'll Love & Miss you My Friend, I'll see ya on the Other Side.Ride that Stairway to Heaven,Loud & Proud ! # DE~RAKE 4~EVER# Love, Jennifer & Knighten Reed

Cindy DeNoyer

December 3, 2018

Always a great time around Dave he had the best bonfire parties ever ,
He will truly be missed ,
Fly high & ride on ,
See you on the other side 💜

Tiffany Hasenbeck

December 3, 2018

I miss your jokes, you making me laugh as I made you laugh. I love you for been such a great friend with a huge heart that loved your family so much. And I will know you loved and cared about your friends. So many memories of parties and so many great conversations with laughter. I miss you and love ya my friend 💕💕 💕 #RIDEONFOREVER💕💕

Diana Fulbright

November 30, 2018

A lifetime of memories ‘little’ head knows you’re gone, my heart is having a hard time accepting it! You went to sleep here and woke up in heaven...were you as surprised as we were? Tell Dad, Grandma, Mayme, Mom and the rest we’ll be along, until then we will miss you EVERY day! Save us a spot! Love you!
(PS Cracker Barrel will NEVER be the same!)

Sarah Calhoun

November 29, 2018

Jeff and I are so sorry for your loss. Like so many others, we have fond menories of his parties and other fun events. Dave will surely be missed.

Debby Schmidt

November 28, 2018

I'll sure miss you little brother. You have always been a delight to me and the memories I have will carry me through. Every Sunday evening I will hear your voice say..."Debby, turn on 60 Minutes. It'll be on in 5 minutes!" See you on the other side David. Love you forever.