Lester E. Haar
Lester E. Haar, 92, a resident of Cleveland, Tennessee, went home to be with his heavenly Father on Sunday May 21, 2023, at his residence surrounded by his loving wife of 72 years, his children and their spouses.
Lester was born in Bowdle, S.D., and he was the son of the late Helen Lenore Zeeb Haar and Raymond Haar. His first born grandson, Darryl Isaacs; his sister, Genevieve Weber; and his brothers-in-law, Harold Weber and Ken Marcuson also preceded him in death.
Lester grew up farming and driving a truck in South Dakota. Later, he moved his family to Minnesota and he went to work for the railroad as an inspector. After 30 years of service he retired and started his own handy man and painting business. He was known as "Mr. Fix It" for the entire family. He was a very strong man that worked hard his entire life.
He lived by the phrase, "Actions speak louder than words." He was very faithful to the Church and served with humility. He served on various church committees and taught Sunday School. In 2003, along with his wife Joyce, they moved to Cleveland and became members of Westmore Church of God where he volunteered to drive the church van for several years. Also along with his wife, they served as volunteers to the Caring Place for several years until he was not able to serve.
Lester loved making friends in the community by going to a breakfast place that served coffee and just sitting down and talking to total strangers. After getting to know them he would share the good news about Jesus and God's Word. He loved to fish, paint, walk for miles around town, play Rook and mow for neighbors. He was a man of patience who loved to spend time with his grandchildren, teaching them to love fishing, answering many of their questions, and having special talks with them.
Lester was a Christian man with a quiet and gentle spirit. He always put Christ first in his life. He was the rock for his wife, family, and friends who all meant the world to him.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce Brostrom Haar, Cleveland; daughters, Charlene Isaacs (Dave), Cleveland, Sharon Bauman (Doug), Burnsville, Minnesota, Darla Rush (Greg), Cleveland; son, Randy Haar (Becki), Lakeville, Minnesota; grandchildren, Derek Isaacs (Alanna), Dan Isaacs (Crystal), Lindsay May (Dustin), Jen Hooker (Shane), Brent Bauman (Natalie), Brock Rush (Kayla), Tyler Haar (Maddy), Kristyn Loukinen (Jake), and Larissa Haar; great grandchildren, Gavin Isaacs, Grady Isaacs, Gracyn Isaacs, Georgia Grace Isaacs, Elam Isaacs, Elias Isaacs, Ezrah Isaacs , Brynlee May, Samuel May, Hannah Bauman, Lewis Bauman, Ellen Bauman, Baylor Rush, Lawson Rush and Ava Hooker; sisters, Darlene Marcuson, Marcella Walz (Quentin); brother, Larry Haar; and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
The Going Home Celebration will be conducted on Tuesday, May 30, at 1 p.m. at the Westmore Church of God, 2440 Legacy Parkway N. W. with Reverend Henry Smith, Pastor Wendell Smith, Pastor Ginger Robinson and Pastor Kelvin Page officiating.
Interment will follow in the Sunset Memorial Gardens with grandsons and grandsons in law serving as casket bearers.
For family and friends who can not attend the service, you can watch it by Live Stream by going to westmorechurch.com and click the watch live button.
The family will receive friends 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday at the Westmore Church of God.
The Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services North Ocoee Chapel has charge of the arrangements.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Haar family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.