Evelyn M. Haas

Evelyn M. Haas (nee) Harlow, 93 of Waukegan, IL, passed peacefully into the arms of God May 4th, 2018, with her children by her side. 

She is survived by two sons, Randy H. Haas and Gary C. Haas of Waukegan, IL, 1 daughter Carol A. VanTreeck of Antioch, IL, a step sister Colleen (Henry) Johnson of Jefferson City, TN, nieces Kathryn (Harry) Gelhar of Zion, IL, Patricia (Rolf) Thoryk of Carmel, IN, nephews Danny E. Harlow of Three Lakes, WI, Ronald E. (Sandra) Harlow of Zion, IL, Kenneth J. Harlow of Lincoln, NE,  grandsons David L. (Nicole) Haas of Beach Park, IL, Erik J. VanTreeck of Antioch, IL, Great-grandsons Brennen and Anders Haas and numerous other nieces, nephews and Great nieces and Great nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Frances M Harlow (nee) Tower and Earl W Harlow, 2 step fathers James Hogios and Harold Harlow, an infant daughter Sherri Lynn Haas (Carol’s twin), 1 brother Melvin Harlow, 1 sister Grace (Earl) Ranta and step brother Charles (Marian) Harlow. 

Evelyn was born on June 3rd, 1924 in Waukegan, IL, and lived in the area her entire life. She graduated Salutatorian from Zion Benton High School in 1943, where she received numerous honors including the DAR Good Citizenship Award. She was the assistant editor of the high school yearbook and a member of the History Club and the Commercial Club. She married Harold H Haas in 1943, while he served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Evelyn was the last surviving charter member of the First Baptist Church of Winthrop Harbor, IL, where she taught Sunday School for 40 years, which she dearly loved.  She was also active in Women’s Missions Ministries. She was a steadfast prayer warrior and was beloved by her church family. Her commitment to encouraging others in the Lord was her focus in life and the number of lives who have been touched by her kindness is too great to measure.  One of her favorite scriptures is Proverbs 3, 5-6, which is only one of the countless passages that are underlined in her well-used Bible. She will be profoundly missed.

First visitation will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at the Congdon Funeral Home, 3012 Sheridan Road, Zion, IL.  A second visitation will be held on Friday, May 18, 2018 from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. the First Baptist Church, 3001 9th Street, Winthrop Harbor, IL.  A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the church.  Interment will follow at Pineview Memorial Park.  Please visit the online guest book at www.congdonfuneralhome.com.