Mary R. Hasz, age 89, a 60 year Stoughton and Dane County area resident, died Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at Stoughton Hospital. Mary was born on Sept. 13, 1917, in Highland, the daughter of the late William and Barbara (Kroll) Esser.
Mary graduated from the Highland High School in 1936. On Aug. 17, 1940, Mary Esser married Clarence Hasz at St. Anthony's Church in Highland and together they raised five loving children.
Mary was a long time member of St. Ann's Catholic Church in Stoughton. The focus of her life was nuturing and maintaining a home filled with love and laughter. Mary provided unfailing support to her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her warm and engaging smile always brightened when she talked about members of her treasured family and she delighted in all of their accomplishments, great and small.
Mary's enduring love of family touched us all and she was so fond of family gatherings, birthdays and holidays.
Mary enjoyed working in her garden on the farm, cooking and canning for her family, traveling with Clarence to all, but two of the states and she loved playing cards with the grandchildren. She will be forever in our hearts.