Kenneth John Haas

May 6, 1954November 21, 2021
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Ken Haas was called home by Our Heavenly Father on November 21, 2021 at the age of 67. He was born in San Antonio, Texas to Julius and Flora Haas on May 6, 1954.

He attended St. Gerard’s High School where he met his wife of 45 years, Diane Haas. For 32 years he worked for BASF in Freeport as an Environmental and Health Specialist. During his time at BASF he also served on the ambulance team. He was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church in Manvel, TX.

He was preceded in death by Julius and Flora Haas (parents) and Gary Haas (brother). He was a loving father to Virginia Haas (wife Amber Lamkins) and Erika Hodges (husband Bryan). His grandchildren are Katelyn Thornley, Layton Thornley, Wallace Thornley, Lincoln Lamkins-Haas, and Ellis Lamkins-Haas. His brothers are Roy Haas (Anne), Leslie Haas (Patty), and Steve Haas, sisters Anne Wilson (Bryan), Therese Schmidtke (Freddie), and Emilie Respondek (Ronnie). He had numerous nieces and nephews.

Ken had a beautiful voice and played the guitar at many weddings. He also enjoyed golf and fishing in his youth. He will be greatly missed by all but especially his daughters and grandchildren whom he deeply loved.

Visitation will be on November 29, 2021 from 4:00-8:00 PM with the Rosary beginning at 7:00 PM at Settegast-Kopf at Sugar Creek, 15015 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land, TX 77478. Funeral Mass will be held at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Community on November 30 at 1:00 PM. Reception will follow at his home in Rosharon. In lieu of flowers, you may make donations to: Research for Charcot Marie Tooth at

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  • Visitation

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Rosary Service

    Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Tuesday, November 30, 2021


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Janet and Duane Koch

December 3, 2021

Janet and I were stunned when we learned of Ken's passing. We have been in Detroit, MI area visiting our children and grandchildren over the Thanksgiving holiday and just recently returned to Lake Jackson. We had asked The Facts to stop our newspaper but they failed to do so and it was fortunate or we still would not have known of Ken's passing. For sure Diane and the entire Haas family have our deepest sympathy. It seems like only yesterday we were greeting Diane, Ken and their children and grandchildren at St. Michael's church in Lake Jackson. Truly sorry to hear this sad news. You are in our prayers and hearts as you move forward from this difficult moment in your lives. Diane - if you happen to find your way to Lake Jackson, we would love an update or give us a call. Hopefully you still have one of those old EM call lists.

Again - our condolences.

Dr. Andrea E. H. Pearson MD PhD

December 2, 2021

My condolences to the family- Gerald Kern

Oh no... I am so sorry! Gary Turner

My condolences I hope y’all are well- Joshua Kendall Dubel Abramovich

I am sorry about your dad- Nieves Reyes

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Danny Daniels

December 1, 2021

Was so sorry to hear of Ken's passing. He was two years ahead of me while attending St. Gerard's High School in San Antonio. I remember him from the track team in high school. I had to look him up in the St. Gerard Yearbooks. Very friendly and personable guy. I also did not know he had been in the Brazosport area, working for BASF. I have been in the area for 40+ years working for Dow. My thoughts and prayers go out to his Family and Friends at this difficult time. RIP Ken.

Danny D. Daniels
Lake Jackson, TX

Byron Standard

November 30, 2021

Diane and family,
I am sorry for your loss .
I first met Ken in 1977 at BASF. Our paths crossed numerous times throughout the years and ended up working in the same block until his retirement.
I always looked forward to conversations with Ken or listen to him debate politics with other people.
He will be missed.

Esther Rodriguez

November 30, 2021

Diane and family,

Please accept my deepest sympathy on Ken's passing. I remember him well from BASF and on the ambulance team. He was always nice and with a friendly smile. Diane, my prayers are with you and your family.

Nurse Esther

Raymond Robinson

November 29, 2021

Ken was a year ahead of me at st.gerard but a friend one of the nicest guys I’ve known a excellent 400 meter runner my deepest sympathies

Art Longoria

November 28, 2021

Ken, Diane, Erika and I have been friends for many years. We first met each other through our daughters, Ginger and Lisa. They were good friends and in the Brazoswood Band. The four of us would carpool to some of the out of town games to watch them march at halftime. We then started having movie nights once or twice a month. It was always difficult to pick a movie as Ken loved horror movies and we were more into comedies, so we would compromise. As we got to know each other better, we started going on vacations together. We went to Hunt, Texas with side trips to Bandera and Fredericksburg, to Fairfield Bay, Arkansas, and then to places like Branson, Cancun, Cabo, Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Sevierville, Disney World, and even into western Canada. We always had some weird experiences, especially in Canada, and probably got lost at least once every trip, but we always had fun and enjoyed each other’s company.
Ken introduced me to The Lord of the Rings. I got so hooked on these movies that I bought replica swords for some of my favorite characters and have also read the book twice. Ken and I watched the movie many times together. He would hold Sting, Frodo’s
sword, and I would hold Glamdring, Gandolf’s sword. The girls thought we were crazy, but Ken and I helped the good guys beat the bad guys many times.
Ken called me his big brother, from another mother, and I called him my little brother, from another mother. I will miss my little brother very much.


November 28, 2021

While I am the oldest of EIGHT, my Dear Brother Kenneth was SO GREAT!

Kenny & Diane always had that plan, that ONLY GOD would UNDERSTAND

While we may never know, when our loved ones come & go- we know there’s a choice, to save & share our brother Kenneth Haas’s voice

Let’s celebrate his life without thinking twice

Roy W Haas


See everyone soon


All of my Children, were Blessings from Christ

Kenneth came & he was oh so nice!

He couldn’t have picked a better life, to serve under the Lord, & grow his Family thrice

From Kids & Grandkids to our great-grandchildren

We loved all of our family members

Let us always remember

That the Lord knows our sufferings & our pain, until we meet again


Welcoming our Son, Kenneth John Haas, into the Heavenly eternal resting place

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Mike & Jane Kahanek

November 27, 2021

We had some great times together visiting with our families but especially on our two trips to Europe. Ken faked an Italian accent in Venice and ate all of our helpings of spinach in Florence. Using the winding stairs at the Vatican, Ken was the first to reach the top of the Dome of St. Peters. Most recently we all went to see the ice sculptures at the Gaylord Texan, in Grapevine, TX. He was a movie aficionado and could describe numerous actors’ rolls and repeat quotes from movies. He loves to exercise and set many records at his gym on the stair-stepper. Ken will greatly missed—rest in peace dear brother-in-law.

Dr. Andrea Elaine Pearson-Haas

November 27, 2021

My uncle and his brothers were always quite the musical band of brotherhood at our family reunions.

Kenneth, Gary, Fes, & even my father Roy!

Some of my most memorable upbringings were when they all got together & after pecan picking, or out in the woods, they decided to pick up a musical instrument & sing together.

Kenny & all of his brothers- even Steve have been a close-knit family & encourages their family members to share their love of Music, & anything else their Children, Grandchildren, Nieces & Nephews want to dream up or become- I can’t think of any member of the Haas Haus House, that hasn’t included the importance of sharing their love for each other’s passion, whether it be of Christ, Education, Family Values- or any crazy idea that might have been our own tradition

Dr. Andrea Elaine Pearson-Haas