Harold Francis Haselhorst

Harold Francis Haselhorst, 85, Hays, died Monday, April 28, 2014, at his home.

He was born April 29, 1928, in Vincent to Henry and Mary (Schrage) Haselhorst.

He married Henrietta Herrman on June 12, 1950, in Liebenthal. He was a farmer and owner of H & H Construction Company from 1952 until retirement in 1992.

He was a member of the St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church and the St. Nicholas Building Committee when St. Nicholas Church was built. He was a member of the St. Nicholas Third Degree Knights of Columbus Council No. 10044 and Bishop Cunningham Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus.

He enjoyed watching sports, reading, playing cards, gardening and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, of the home; three sons, Glenn Haselhorst and wife, Sonya, and Gary Haselhorst and wife, Sandy, all of Hays, and Kenneth Haselhorst and wife, Becky, Olathe; six daughters, Belinda Munoz and husband, Frank, S. Sioux City, Neb., Lila Montgomery and husband, Bill, Hays, Sheila Thompson and husband, Mike, McKinney, Texas, Diane Barnekoff, Shawnee, Nadine McGrath and husband, Rick, Shawnee, and Stacey Haselhorst, Waterloo, Iowa; two sisters, Dorothy Sauer, Hays, and Frances Hutton, Gardner; two sisters-in-law, Josephine Haselhorst, Longmont, Colo., and Odilia Haselhorst, Hays; a daughter-in-law, Beth Haselhorst, Hays; 23 grandchildren, Rebecca Eckhoff, Ricky Munoz, Michelle Munoz, Anthony Munoz, Troy Haselhorst, Kyle Haselhorst, Andrea Legleiter, Renee Pfeifer, Amy Haselhorst, Todd Haselhorst, Terra Dudenhoffer, Daniel Montgomery, David Montgomery, Darren Montgomery, Chelsea Montgomery-Powell, Travis Baird, Ashley Baird, Matthew Karlin, Craig Schmidt, Jennifer Jacques, Kayla Jacques, Kiya Shavers and Iana Shavers; 21 great-grandchildren; and 11 step-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Daryl Haselhorst; a son-in-law, John Jacques; a granddaughter, Lindsey Jacques; his parents; four brothers, Ray, Norbert, Irvin and Elmer Haselhorst; and four sisters, Emmy Werth, Esther Basgall, Henrietta Byington, and Mary Jane Schmidt.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church, Hays; burial in St. Joseph Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the church and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine.

A Daughters of Isabella rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, vigil will be at 7 p.m., followed by a combined third and fourth degree Knights of Columbus rosary, all at the church.

Memorials are suggested to the St. Nicholas of Myra Catholic Church or Masses, in care of the funeral home.

Condolences can be sent to the family at www.haysmemorial.com.