Henry L. Haack

1935 - 2021

rural Stewartville,MN


Henry L. Haack, 85,  a rural Stewartville, MN resident died on Monday (March 22, 2021) following an illness with cancer.

Henry Lee Haack was born August 5, 1935 in Sidney, NE to Hugo and Anna Schwartz Haack. He moved with his family as an 8 yr. old to rural Stewartville, grew up on the family farm, attended a country school and graduated from Stewartville H.S. in 1953. He enlisted into the U.S. Army serving 2 years in the Army Air Corps as a helicopter mechanic. Following his discharge, he returned to SE Minnesota where he began farming and was employed at IBM in Rochester. Henry was married in 1962 to Anne Irene O’Byrne. They were later divorced. Henry was employed at IBM for many years, until his retirement in 1987. He split his time in the warm months at his cabin in Park Rapids, MN  and winter months at his home in Pharr, Tx. He was a past member of St. Johns Lutheran Church in Stewartville, where he learned to love the Bible and became a life-long Christian. He was a proud member of the Republican Party. Henry was very mechanical, developing many inventions for IBM and on his farm and flying his ultra-lite plane. He enjoyed square and round dancing with Jean, fishing and boating and was a Dallas Cowboy fan.  He enjoyed time spent with his many friends and neighbors and his family

Henry is survived by sister-in-law Darlene Haack of Rochester, brother-in-law Phillip Stoltenberg of Spring Valley, MN and many nieces and nephews, special friend and life partner of 19 years, Jean Nelson of rural Stewartville, her children and their families. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters: Laura Stoltenberg and Cathryn Benke and 3 brothers: Burdell, Marvin and Dennis Haack.           

A private family memorial service will take place at the Broken Rail Cowboy Church on the Jean Nelson Family farm. A private family burial will take place at a later date. Memorials may go to Season’s Hospice Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Henry are welcome at

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Mary Trumpold

April 7, 2021 6:59 PM

My deepest sympathy to Henry's family. He was a great person. 

Darrell & Barb Ottman

April 1, 2021 6:25 PM

We sorry to learn of Henry's death.  Sending sympathy for your loss.
Darrell and Barb Ottman

Dallas & Norma (Haack) Colvin

March 28, 2021 5:45 PM

Our sympathy to the Haack family, and also to Jean.   I have many great memories of time spent with Henry and his whole family on their farm.   We all grew up together in those "good old days!"   He will be missed.


March 28, 2021 9:30 AM

I have many memories of the Hugo and Anna Haack family. Henry was always there and many memories of him.  My sympathy. Don Smidt

Robert Adams

March 27, 2021 1:33 PM

Henry and I were IBM friends ---Henry was a great employee, worked hard and was a asset to IBM.   My sympathy and prayers to family and friends.   He will be missed --,  Rest in Peace my friend

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