Mary Dolores Haake, 92, of Jefferson City, passed away Friday, March 18, 2022, at Oak Tree Villas.
She was born November 27, 1929, in Jefferson City, Missouri to the late Harold and Harriet “Earl” (Finnell) Nienhueser.
Mary attended St. Peter’s Grade and High School; and took several courses at Nichols Career Center to further her education.
She married Robert George Haake on October 25, 1952, at St. Peter Catholic Church and was married for 61 years. Robert passed away on August 14, 2014.
After her High School graduation, Mary worked for the Missouri Department of Education from August 1947 until October 1952 when she was married. She moved to Iberia where she resided with her husband Robert, while he served in the U.S. Army. They moved back to Jefferson City in April 1954. Mary went back to work for the Missouri Department of Education until October 1957 and became a “stay-at-home” mom for 23 years. Mary returned to State employment for the Missouri Secretary of State Corporations Division in December 1982 until her retirement in December 1992.
Mary donated time several years as a Girl Scout Leader, a Senior Girl Scout leader, and helped the Girl Scouts earn the (Catholic) Marion Girl Scout Award. She was also Den Mother for her son in Cub Scouts.
She donated time for many church activities at St. Peter’s Church and School including helping in the school lunchroom, half days each week in the school office, church anniversary functions, church archives, and funeral luncheons.
Mary belonged to the Perpetual Adoration for many years, Ava Maria Rosary Group, St. Peter Ladies Sodality, Cole County Historical Society, A.R.M.S.E.-Missouri Retirement Society, Mended Hearts, Heart to Heart, and enjoyed playing cards.
Mary loved to travel, and she and Robert went on several trips in their early retirement years. She loved NFL & college football, especially the Kansas City Chiefs and Notre Dame.
Her favorite places to eat were Dairy Queen especially the Blizzards, Bandana’s BBQ, and Nick’s Restaurant. She was a generous supporter of St. Peter Church/School and Helias Catholic High School. She enjoyed being around her grandkids and her great-grandkids and her grand fur babies. She had a tremendous love for dogs and every family dog lived the “good life” in their household.
She was a skilled seamstress before arthritis made it too difficult, and a fantastic cook. She enjoyed playing cards and dominos with her friends monthly and going to lunch with her sisters-in-law.
Survivors include her son Carl (Terri) Haake, Jefferson City; 5 grandchildren, Cameron Haake, Bryce Haake, Zach Haake, Aaron Kahn, Jessica (Derrick) Shaw; and 4 great-grandchildren, Hunter Bowling, Tristan Kahn, Alex Shaw, Victoria Shaw, all of Weatherford, TX; one sister Nancy Poston, King George, VA.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Robert Haake; daughters, Paula Kahn; son-in-law (Robert) & Lynne Peirick; son-in-law (Marvin); and brother-in-law Lee Poston.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 25, 2022, at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with a prayer service at 3:30 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church with the Rev. Jeremy Secrist officiating. The service will be live streamed for those who wish to watch from home. The link can be found on Mary's obituary page under the Tribute Wall at www.dulletrimble.com.
Burial will be in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery.
Memorials are suggested to St. Peter Property Maintenance Fund or to the Helias Foundation.
Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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