Marvin A. Haas was born on the Haas homestead west of Blanco, TX on June 28, 1925 to Walter and Clara Haas and passed on to be with his loving wife Nettie on January 11, 2013. Marvin was one of four children. He grew up in and around Blanco and worked at odd jobs until he was drafted into the Navy during WWII where he served his country proudly on battleships and supply ships all over the South Pacific until he was honorably discharged in 1945. He once received a minor wound in battle and, being the country boy that he was, he refused the Purple Heart saying “it was just a scratch.” In 1945 he married Nettie L. Greenhaw, also from Blanco, and they had one son, Johnnie A. Haas, in 1946. Marvin went to work for Ace Welding & Trailer Company in San Antonio, TX in 1945 where he became a manager and later, in 1984, part owner of the company. He was employed there for 67 years and enjoyed his work and his great staff of employees. He said he would never retire because his customers were his friends and extended family and looked forward to visiting and working with them every chance he had. Marvin belonged to and helped support many organizations throughout the years within the community. He was a giving man and asked nothing in return.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Nettie; his parents, Walter and Clara; brother, Willie and wife Nelda; brothers-in-law, Marvin Greenhaw, J.W. Smith and wife Elsie. He is survived by his son, Johnnie and wife Patricia of Blanco, three grandchildren, Terry Warden of San Antonio, Johnnie, Jr. of Bandera, and Randy of Blanco; five great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren; brother Eugene and wife Irene of Bandera; sister Nelda and husband George Vogel of Stonewall, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends
Visitation will be 5:00PM-7:00PM Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at Crofts-Crow Funeral Home in Blanco where a Rosary will be held that evening at 7:00. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:00 AM, Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Blanco. Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Twin Sisters, TX.