Sandra Sue Lutz Haas, her life well-lived for 81 years, passed away suddenly on Monday, August 30, 2021 at St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio. Arlo D. and Lois M. (Harrer) Lutz welcomed their daughter in Bucyrus, Ohio on March 13, 1940. She grew up in Crawford County, moving to the North Robinson school district, now Colonel Crawford, while in the 5th grade. There she met her future husband, Robert L. Haas, who she later married on September 6, 1959.
They lived in Groveport and South Charleston, finally moving to Willard in the summer of 1971. Sandy’s life was measured by her faith in God, dedication to singing with her church choir/praise team, volunteering for many committees, baking endless cookies and serving as the current financial secretary as a member of the First United Methodist Church. Even as a full-time wife and mother of two girls, Sandy went back to work from 1975 to 1999 at the Industrial Savings and Loan. All her life, Sandy had a gift of connecting to people, helping others, and creating lifelong friendships. Long before internet communication, she organized and maintained close relationships with family and friends, since childhood. As the wife of Coach Bob Haas, Sandra was Willard Basketball’s most devoted fan.
Sandy’s greatest joy in life was her family. She was devoted to her husband, Robert L. Haas, and their two daughters, Michele/Shelly (Denny) Weilnau of Milan, Ohio and Melinda/Lindy (Ken) Richmond of Oregon, Ohio; five grandchildren, Heather Weilnau of Cincinnati, Heidi (Chuck) McCord of Milan, Heath (Carla) Weilnau of Milan, Brian (Sierra) Richmond of North Baltimore, Ohio and Ben Richmond of Oregon, Ohio; and five great grandchildren, Cole, Maylie and Thea Weilnau, plus Elena and Ian McCord, all of Milan. Sandy’s brother, Ron (Connie) Lutz and sister, Dana (Dave) Young, plus Bob’s siblings, Carol Lauthers Long, Roger (Dorothy) Haas and Norene (Rick) Bard al from Bucyrus, Ohio remain. Preceding her in death were her parents, Arlo and Lois Lutz; sister, Elaine Lutz; and her father and mother-in-law, Lloyd and Mary (Quaintance) Haas.
The Haas family will be at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard on Friday, September 3, 2021 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. You may also join us at our Willard First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Michael Padula, on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the service, we will travel to Oakwood Cemetery in Bucyrus, Ohio. In place of flowers, loving gifts in honor and memory of Sandra may be sent to the First United Methodist Church in Willard. The family would love for you to share memories with us at www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Jeff Cox - Sep 9, 2021
Coach Haas and Family, My condolences coach to your family she wasAlways gracious and kind to me god bless coach and family
PAUL ZIMMERMAN - Sep 9, 2021
Bob and Family. Ron and Connie and Family, Dana and Family, my sincere sympathy to all of you in the passing of Sandy. I was shocked to hear of her passing as it wasn't that long ago I had seen her and she appeared to be in good spirits and good health.
Greg and Sharry Haueter - Sep 8, 2021
Dear Coach, Shelly and Lindy … Our sincere condolences. You have been in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort in these words of Jesus, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying. Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die.” John 11:25-26 NLT
David Haueter - Sep 7, 2021
So sorry for your loss coach.
Margaret Drury - Sep 6, 2021
I am very, very sorry and sad to hear of Sandy's sudden passing. She was a beautiful Christian woman, a model for all of us.
Bob and Ellie Young - Sep 6, 2021
Our Condolences to the Lutz family. So sorry for your loss, D D and Dave.
Charles Eames - Sep 5, 2021
Bob My condolences on the passing of your wife. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Charles Eames Waycross Georgia
Pam Lucas Dwight - Sep 5, 2021
Coach, Shelly, Lindy and family I am so sorry to have heard of Sandy's passing. I have so many wonderful memories of her. May you find peace in your memories and comfort in knowing that she's in the arms of her Lord. Much love and many prayers. Pam
Jim and Ruth Morningstar - Sep 4, 2021
Jim and I will be praying for you and your family. We are so sorry to hear of Sandy's death.
Annabelle Christman McDonald - Sep 4, 2021
I will cherish the memory of being on the home coming court when Sandy was queen. Rest in peace and prayers to the family
Amy Nuhfer - Sep 4, 2021
I was sad to learn of Sandy's death. She was a kind and caring person. May you have God's comfort and peace. Praying for all of you.
Mariann Teagarden - Sep 4, 2021
My thoughts and prayers are with your Family in this difficult time
Lynn and John Garlough - Sep 3, 2021
So sorry for your loss in this time of grief! Please know we are thinking of you and the girls, Coach.
Judy king - Sep 3, 2021
Bob I will be praying for you & your family! I was so sorry to hear about Sandy's death.
Richard & Deborah Cherry - Sep 3, 2021
Coach Haas, our deepest sympathies go out to you for the loss of your wonderful wife Sandy. We pray for you and your whole family at this time. May God comfort you as you mourn.
Mike and Linda Veletean - Sep 3, 2021
To the Haas family please know you have our deepest sympathy. Sandy was a wonderful person and will be deeply missed. Prayers for all of you
Mary Rees - Sep 3, 2021
What a beautiful obituary for a beautiful soul. I will miss Sandy so much in our weekly Bible study. I have no doubt that she is currently enjoying her place in heaven. But we will all miss her smile and her caring presence here. My heart goes out to all of the family.
Norma stuckert - Sep 3, 2021
Our hearts are saddened and praying for the family
norman renz - Sep 3, 2021
Bob and family, So sorry for your loss. She will be remembered by many. Yes she was a very special person which made you a great couple. I 'm so sorry we can't come to be with you due to health reasons but will be thinking of you in such a hard time. Jan,Norm, and family
Jean Huber Semonoff - Sep 3, 2021
Bob, please accept my sincere sympathy for you and your family at this time of your loss. I pray that your faith and memories comfort you as you grieve for Sandra Sue.
Patty and John Reppart - Sep 3, 2021
It breaks our hearts to learn of Sandy’s passing. What a beautiful lady who always had a smile for you. Our love and prayers are with Bob and all his family members. May God give you comfort and peace at this difficult time. ❤️❤️❤️
David and Jeanne Carmean - Sep 2, 2021
Coach Haas and family, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sandy was a kind and loving person. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace.
Eugene Singer Family - Sep 2, 2021
Coach and family. So sorry to hear about Sandy's passing - we just saw her a week ago. She was such a bright light in this world and will be greatly missed. May God be with all of you during this difficult time.
Jim and Shirley Holmer - Sep 2, 2021
Coach Haas and family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. MayGod bless and keep you. Rest In Peace Sandy.
Kathy Thornton - Sep 2, 2021
Coach Haas, I am so very sorry ❤️ She was such a wonderful lady. I remember her making lasagna for us during high school Praying for you and your family
Mark hinebaugh - Sep 2, 2021
My deepest feeling for you coach and your family. Sandy will be missed but her legacy remains. She always brought a smile to my face with her keen kindness and sincere inclusion.
Sheri Holthouse - Sep 2, 2021
Praying for God's grace and peace for your family.
Carol J. Hostetler - Sep 2, 2021
Blessings to Sandy's family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers - God Bless you all as she smiles and sings in Heaven!
Ron and Cheryl Kessler - Sep 2, 2021
Coach, Shelly, Lindy, and family, We’re so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Pam & Chris Schwan - Sep 2, 2021
Coach, Shelly & Lindy, So sorry for the loss your beloved Sandy. She was always so nice, never failed to ask about our kids. Just a lovely lady, our sympathies to you all.
Nicole Jackson - Sep 2, 2021
I am so sad to hear about the loss of your beautiful wife, coach. Please know I am thinking of you and your family and praying for you. We all love you very much...
Karen Billman - Sep 2, 2021
Michele (Twinkle Toes): I am so sorry to see of your mother's sudden passing. May your memories be a treasure trove you can visit whenever you are missing her, and may they keep her alive in your heart and mind and be of comfort to you. My deepest sympathies.
Bob & LaVonne Ayres - Sep 2, 2021
It was so sad to hear the news about Sandy. She was a very special lady who touched many people’s lives in such a positive way, and she will surely be missed. Kind thoughts and prayers are going out to Bob, the extended Haas family, and their friends. May God provide strength and comfort for the difficult days ahead, and fond memories for the years to come.
Jim and Marlene Henry - Sep 2, 2021
Bob and girls- Sandy, the woman of faith, great welcoming smile, and wisdom will be missed by us, too. May the memories give you comfort.
Tami Owens-Salyer - Sep 2, 2021
To the Haas family So sorry to hear of your sudden loss. She always had a smile on her face and a kind word for whoever she greeted. Prayers and thoughts are with you as you go through these difficult days. She will be missed!
Bill and Beth Goodsite - Sep 2, 2021
Bob and family, Our sympathies to you on the loss of your beautiful wife/mother/grandmother. She served God well on this Earth and was an inspiration to her family, friends and community. Prayers for your family.
Kathleen McNeal - Sep 2, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. What a wonderful lady! What a loss for all of us.
Bob and Alice Owens - Sep 2, 2021
Bob and family you have our deepest condolences. Sandy was always such a pleasant person. Always greeted you with a smile and ask how you were doing. I’m sure God has saved a special place for her in heaven.
Gregg & Judy Brinkman - Sep 2, 2021
Dear Bob & Family members, We have had the privilege of knowing Sandy & members of both sides of the family. What a blessing❤️ We want you to know you are in our thoughts and prayers. 🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️ 🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️🙏❣️ May you find comfort & strength, both in the love of God, and the love of family & friends. God bless🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
Paul, Michelle, Ahna, Halley Bruno - Sep 2, 2021
DD, we're grieving with you and loving you at this sad time but we know you never missed an opportunity to tell Sandra how much you loved her and made beautiful memories that will last forever. Our thoughts are with you.
Ernie & Nila McCullough - Sep 2, 2021
Dear Bob, Shelly, Lindy and families…thoughts of being neighbors, taking trips, Girl Scouts and yes, last but mot least, basketball games & more games. We feel so blessed to have all the memories to keep with us. It has been pure joy to have had Sandy in our hearts and lives. Blessings!
Pamela Magers Awwiller - Sep 2, 2021
Dear Haas family, Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you. What a beautiful lady and a life well-lived. Please know you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Chip and Colleen Ebert - Sep 2, 2021
Coach Haas and family. We are so sorry for your loss. She was a wonderful lady and impacted so many in her own subtle way. Thoughts and prayers headed your way.
Gary and Rose Pittenger - Sep 2, 2021
Coach Haas and family, we are so sorry for your loss. The community also lost a very beautiful sweet woman. That had at smile the put you at ease and know that she cares and you are welcome. Rest in peace. Prayers for the family and friends.
Pam Richmond - Sep 2, 2021
I will never ever forget her beautiful smile. It would light up the room. Just always caring about others and she made you feel like family. If someone would say to me show me an example of a good Christian I would immediately think of Sandy. God bless you Bob Shelly Lindy Kenny Brian Sierra and Ben. You are all in my prayers.
Cynthia Lewellen Branham - Sep 2, 2021
I was so sorry to read of Sandy's passing. What a wonderful lady she was! I have many memories of working with her at church dinners and other church events. I will never forget her beautiful smile that she was so quick to share. May our merciful Father grant you comfort and peace. RIP Sandy's. You will be missed by many.
Karen and Al Bedingfield - Sep 2, 2021
Coach Haas and family so sorry for the loss of Mrs. Haas! She was a beautiful person and will be missed by all her knew her!! Prayers for your family!!
Chuck & Jo Storts - Sep 2, 2021
There are no words to express how sad we are to hear of Sandy's passing. She was a beautiful kind lady and as others have said, always smiling❤ We are keeping all your family in our prayers. May she rest in peace.
Loyd and Dreama Caudill - Sep 2, 2021
We are so very sorry about Sandy's death. We know this was a tremendous shock to all of your family. Please know that we are keeping each of you in our prayers, and that everyone at Windfall Emanuel UCC in Galion are praying for you as well. We pray that you will feel God's comfort in a very special way.
Sharon Snipes - Sep 1, 2021
The first time I worked at the Election Polls, Sandy took me under her wing and I worked with her for many years. We also took a trip to Hartville flea market and Resturant. She became a good friend. Sympathy goes out to her family and church family.
Steve and Val Schwan - Sep 1, 2021
Dear Bob and Family, So very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Courtney Carnahan - Sep 1, 2021
She was the first friendly face I saw in church with the biggest smile. Her joy in worship was inspiring. May you find comfort together during this time and peace knowing she is wrapped in the arms of the Lord with her light shining down upon you.
Tina Carr - Sep 1, 2021
Bob and family I am so sorry for your loss. Sandy was a great woman and always had a smile for everyone. Many prayers for all.
Lyla Koslow - Sep 1, 2021
I'm so sorry she's gone so soon. I'll be thinking of all of you since I can't make it in person.
Pam Milligan - Sep 1, 2021
So sorry to see this. Sandy was such a sweet lady. Prayers for the family!
Joe Moran - Sep 1, 2021
She was a great example of a Christian lady. Coach, my prayers are with you as you grieve, may God grant peace to you and your family.
Marsha Ganni - Sep 1, 2021
Bob and family, So sorry for your loss. Her smile would light up a room. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless
Ned and Cheri Peddicord - Sep 1, 2021
Bob, Shelly, Lindy and family, May God wrap his loving arms around your family during this sad time and give you comfort and peace in the days ahead.
Mrs Linda Franks. - Sep 1, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss and so sudden. She was such a sweet lady always had a smile on her face. The days ahead will be very hard but lean on each other. The Lord will get you through this.
Marilyn Sands - Sep 1, 2021
Everyone who knew Sandy will miss her smile, gentle laugh and concern for others. May God keep you all in His care at this difficult time. We are thinking of you Bob, Michele, Denny, Lindy and Ken. RIP Sandy.
Noah Feltner - Sep 1, 2021
I’ll always remember her constant smile. It has definitely lifted me several times. Prayers for Coach and the rest of the family.
Trish Palmer Tarr - Sep 1, 2021
Coach Haas and family - so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Sherry Long - Sep 1, 2021
So many wonderful memories over the past 48+ years! From basketball to FUM baked apples to homemade ice cream, she was such fun to be around! My heart is aching for the entire family.
Keith and Linda Shook - Sep 1, 2021
Our hearts are hurting with Sandy's passing. Always smiling and friendly. She will be missed..
Sue Picklesimer - Sep 1, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of Sandy’s passing. Getting to know her on our senior trips was a blessing. My heart goes out to Bob and her family. Prayers