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Roland Walter Haar

June 8, 1935 ~ May 25, 2022 (age 86)


Aberdeen, SD-Funeral Service for Roland Walter Haar, 86, of Aberdeen will be 10:00 am, Wednesday, June 1, 2022, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Rev. Samuel Bobby will officiate. The service will be live streamed and available at under Roland’s obituary.

Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be Tuesday from 5:00-7:00 pm with a prayer service at 7:00 pm at the funeral home.

Roland died May 25, 2022, at his home.

Roland Walter Haar, son of Walter and Rosina (Kranzler) Haar was born June 8, 1935, on the family homestead south of Bowdle, SD. He began his schooling in this area. At the age of 12, his family moved to Aberdeen where he completed his education.

Roland was united in marriage to Marlene Heyne on February 21, 1953, in Bowdle. SD. They moved to Mobridge where he did ranch work for a short time. They soon returned to the Aberdeen and northeast South Dakota area where they lived in several places, and he held various jobs. Roland attended and graduated from Auctioneer School in Iowa. In 1959, he worked a few months general construction before starting in plumbing at Redlinger Brothers Plumbing, Risager Plumbing as foreman, and later for his son Rory, at Haar Plumbing. He retired from the plumbing business at 70 years old and began a new career working for his son, Kary at Cardinal Tool as a Maintenance Engineer. Roland retired in 2021.

Roland loved his horses and at one time had 150 with his friend Perry Pitz. He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and a former member of Jim River Riders and Aberdeen Area Horsemen’s Association.

Grateful for having shared Roland’s life are his children, Rory (Kathy) Haar, Dean (Gaylene) Haar and Kary (LeaAnn) Haar, all of Aberdeen; Lisa (Glenn) Evenson of Marion, SD; Paul (Jody) Haar and Stacy (Chris) Serr, both of Aberdeen; 21 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and sister, Gertie Hopfinger of Aberdeen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Marlene (11-27-2015), daughter, Amy Alsleben (7-27-2017) and eight brothers and sisters.

Honorary Casketbearers will be Roland’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Casketbearers will be Nicole Dunlavy, Sharee Haar, Brady Haar, Joseph Haar, Dustin Evenson, Britini Dehaai, and Michele Serr.

The family prefers memorials to SPURS, PO Box 431, Aberdeen, SD 57401

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.

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May 31, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory
1708 8th Ave NE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Prayer Service
May 31, 2022

7:00 PM
Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory
1708 8th Ave NE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Funeral Service
June 1, 2022

10:00 AM
St. Paul's Lutheran Church
214 7th Ave SW
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Video is available for this event

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