Marian E. “Betty” Haas

Age: 84

City: Livonia

State: Unknown

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Obituary for Marian E. “Betty” HaasMarian E (Betty) Haas, 84, formerly of Livonia, Roseville and Detroit, MI, passed peacefully on April 3, 2020 after succumbing to the Covid-19 Virus in addition to suffering with additional health challenges including advancing dementia. She is now dancing with her late husband, Joe, in heaven for their 61st Wedding Anniversary the next day.Betty was born in Akron, OH on August 12, 1935 and is predeceased by her husband Joseph F Haas (Joe) and sons Carl and John Haas. She is survived by children Sonja (Martin) Haas Myers, Marie Haas Ivey (Jerry Jenders), Eric (Melissa) Haas and seven grandchildren, Dana (Toliver), Colin, Brianna, Danielle (John Busquaert), Jon, Morgan, and Lisette. Betty is also survived by her 5 Meyer brothers Robert (Bob), James (Jim), William (Bill & wife Kim), John (Kate) and Timothy (Tim & wife Liz) Meyer and their children. She is also survived by her extended family, by Frank & Chris Haas and many cherished friends including Ed Jerawski, whom we hold dear.Before dementia reduced her awareness, Betty kept track of her active family and their friends, was the hub that kept her family going and was always a pleasant and interesting conversationalist. Her bachelor’s degree in Biology from Wooster College (OH) and master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan prepared her well to enable and support her family. Yes, she was ‘Marian the Librarian’ (song from The Music Man). Betty was a super avid reader (a book a day) and got great satisfaction throughout her life singing tenor with the Rackham graduate choir and then many years with St Raymond’s Catholic Church choir and Madrigal singers. She even sang for the Pope in Rome on a trip with the choir many years ago. Betty also worked at JL Hudsons for a number of years at Eastland Shopping Center.Due to the Covid-19 virus, she will be cremated. We will hold a Celebration of her Life sometime in the future with eventual interment between her husband and son in Mt Olivet cemetery, area 22, on 7 Mile Rd, Detroit, MI. We would be honored if you could remember Betty with a ‘Tribute Donation’ to the Juvenile Diabetic Research Foundation ( to aid in finding a cure for Type 1 diabetes which have affected her son, 2 grandsons and great niece.Submitted by: Marie Ivey (!/Obituary

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  1. This is the first person I click on after scrolling through dozens of faces and names, Betty, I never met you nor anyone from your family, but from what I read you were an amazing woman and you will be missed dearly. My heart goes out to your family and loved ones who will hold you close in every picture and memory of you. Thank you for everything you did for this world we live in. You left a mark. Blessings.

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