Edith had been under the care of AseraCare Hospice Services and Bell Tower staff. She had lived at Bell Tower for the past three-and-a-half years.
Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23, at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, with the Rev. Paul Lippert officiating. Burial will take place in the Guardian Angel cemetery. Visitation is set for 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Pisarski/Dzikoski Funeral Home in Stevens Point and from 9 a.m., Monday, Sept. 23, to 10 a.m. at the church. A general rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com
Mrs. Haka was born June 18, 1925, in Oklahoma, a daughter to the late Joseph and Nancy (Hamon) Gaddy. She grew up in Oklahoma during the dustbowl years of the Depression, and attended many different schools as her family moved to find available work.
After high school, she lived in Tulsa where she was employed as a secretary
She married John J. Haka at Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa on May 25, 1946.
They moved to Milwaukee while he completed his law degree at Marquette University, and then to his hometown of Stevens Point in 1951.
She continued to do secretarial work throughout this time and worked for Hardware Mutual Insurance Company in Stevens Point before raising her family. They moved to Plover once the children were grown. They were married for 62 years until he died on Dec. 5, 2008.
Survivors include her four children, Nancy Baacke of Irma, Katherine Haka (Bob McKimm) of South Euclid, Ohio, John (Stephanie) Haka of Junction City, and Chris Haka of Stevens Point; eight grandchildren; and one brother, Robert (Ila) Gaddy of Skiatook, Okla.
She was also preceded in death by her sisters, Jody Moore and Pauline (Polly) Lipp; and brothers Floyd, Curtis, Frank, Jack and Jim Gaddy.