Ronald Wallace Haake, 73, of Milford, TX, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. He was born on March 6, 1946, in Oak Harbor, WA, to Wallace & Anita (Novotny) Haake.
Ron graduated from Adamson High School in Dallas, TX, in 1964. He married his “best bud,” Noreen Wuerch, on Dec. 31, 1966, sharing 52 beautiful years together. Ron achieved his BBA & MBA from Dallas Baptist University. He developed a solid career with AT&T as a Regional Sales Manager. Over the course of his 32 years with the company, he achieved several outstanding national awards; however, his greatest achievement will forever live on in the lives he touched.
Ron was committed to the Red Oak community through coaching, refereeing, and umpiring in youth sports leagues. “Coach Ron” left an indelible mark on many young men. His community service also included serving on the Red Oak School Board for many years. During his retirement years, Ron served the community of Grapeland, TX, for thirteen years, teaching high school business courses and presiding as the BETA Club Advisor.
Ron was a man of faith and a current member of Gateway Church in Midlothian, TX. Over the years, Ron served as a deacon, choir member, and a men’s ministry leader. As an avid baker and chef, he oversaw the annual Easter Breakfast and was even featured at one time in the Dallas Morning News for his culinary skills.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Stanley Haake. His legacy continues on in the life of his wife, Noreen, and their children: Laurie Fouts, and her husband, Tony Fouts; Eric Haake, and his wife, Melinda Haake; their grandchildren: Anna Hennesy, and her husband, Joshua Hennesy; Sophie Fouts, Bryant Haake, and Gabrielle Haake; and their great-granddaughter, Olivia Hennesy. He is also survived by his siblings: Linda Williams, Gregory Haake, James Haake, and Michael Haake.
Ron’s celebration of life will take place on Friday, June 7, 2019, at 2:00 PM at Crossroads of Life A/G in Duncanville, TX — a church he helped build. In lieu of flowers, Ron would want to continue building for the Kingdom. Donations can be made to the Gateway Church A/G Building Fund. Online contributions: www.gcmidlo.org/giving-2/. Mailing contributions: Gateway Church A/G, Attn: Building Fund, PO Box 970, Midlothian, TX, 76065.