Helen Haas, 88, of North Platte passed away from COVID-19 complications at Great Plains Health on Oct. 10, 2020.
Helen was born at home in South Dakota to Henry and Ruth Pavlik on April 8, 1932. She grew up in Nebraska, in the Crookston and Valentine areas, and graduated from Crookston High School.
Helen then attended Chadron State College where she received her teaching certificate. She taught for at a country school in South Dakota for a short time before getting married.
Helen married Ivan Boyer and they lived in Mullen with their three children, Ruth, Charles and Dean. Helen worked as a cashier for different businesses in Mullen.
After Ivan died, Helen married Lyle Haas and they made their home in Valentine. She enjoyed spending time with her sons, Darwin, Rodney and Craig. After Lyle died and her health declined, Helen moved to North Platte.
Helen enjoyed working with the public and going to the Rose Bud Casino.
She is survived by her children, Ruth (Terry) Harp, of North Platte, Dean (Barbara) Boyer of Percell, Okla., Darwin (Diane) Haas and Rodney Haas, both of Kearney, and Craig Haas of Missouri; grandchildren, Michele, Melissa, Linsei and Lacelei; great-grandchildren; sister, Anna (Jerry) Turgeon of Elkhorn; many nieces and nephews; as well as other family.
Along with her husbands, Helen was preceded in death by her son, Charles Boyer; parents, Henry and Ruth Pavlik; brothers, Henry and Robert Pavlik; and sisters, Eleanor Judy, Bonnie Boyer and Viola Reiser.
Cremation was chosen and graveside services will be at a later date. Odean Colonial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.