Harold Haskin
Harold Haskin, 80, of Backus, MN, formerly of Denver, IA, passed away on January 4, 2021 at Abbot Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, MN due to complications of COVID-19. Memorial services will be at a later date.

Harold DuWayne Haskin was born on June 3, 1940 in Austin, MN, the son of Ernest Adelbert Haskin and Vesta Lucille (Clayton) Haskin. He attended and graduated from Austin High School, also while studying home construction.

In 1960, he married Jeanne Marie Chase. They moved to Waterloo, then to Denver, while starting his career with John Deere, retiring in 1995. They had 3 children. Jeanne died in 2003. In 2006, he married Sharon Ann Fratzke and moved to Backus, MN where they lived a healthy lifestyle on a lake, enjoyed entertaining family and friends, traveling the world together and, of course, fishing. He could fix anything and, for sure, had one or two of everything in the garage, somewhere. He belonged to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Hackensack. There he gained many friends and fond memories of volunteering to make lefse and maple syrup. We’re all going to miss him terribly.

Left to cherish memories are his wife Sharon, children, Larae Maas (special friend Jim Eichenberger) of Waverly, Dean Haskin of Waverly, Amy (Chris) Eilers of Mason City, Darcy Fratzke of Waterloo, Rob (Etta) Fratze of Waterloo, Lynn Fratzke of Sioux Falls, SD, Steve Fratzke of Waterloo, Brenda (Dave) Leinbaugh of Evansdale; sister, Velma Bonnerup of Albert Lea, brothers, James (Jean) Haskin of Dunkerton, Ernest Haskin of Denver, brother-in-law, Don Starry of Austin, sisters-in-law, Sharron Haskin of Waterloo, Marion Lickteig of Rose Creek, Shirly (Bill) O’Hara of Des Moines and Kay Adair of Backus.

Grandchildren are: Chris Maas, Tony Maas & Ketsy, Jennifer (Steve) Simpson, Matthew Maas & Tammy, Daniel Haskin, David Haskin, Tyler (Michelle) Coleman, Brady (Abigail) Coleman, Lucas Coleman, Matt Fratzke, Stephanie Sherwood & Ed, Juli (Torrey) Bergman, Gabe (Angie) Fratzke, Jim Fratzke, Dan Fratzke, Michael (Sydney) Cayler, Garret Cayler & Rachael, Justin Cayler, and Ashley (Scott) Ambrose. Great-grandchildren are: Leah Johnson, Emma Simpson, Grace, Amity and Lane Maas, Dimitri and Toby Haskin, Stella and Waylon Coleman, Elsa and Anja Bergman, Logan Fratzke, Carter Johnson, Drew Burt, Amber Sasse, Blakley Cayler, Jersey and Keegan Ambrose and Jack Fratzke, along with many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Jeanne Haskin, his parents, Ernest and Vesta Haskin, brothers Lloyd and Kenneth Haskin, sisters Dorothy (Harvey) Todalen, Eleanor (Fred) Lickteig, Arlis (Ron) Snyder, Donald Bonnerup, Beverlee Starry, Rose Haskin and Tom Adair, daughter-in-law Karen Fratzke and great-granddaughter Ellie Haskin.
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