Lawrence S. Haiar


Lawrence Haiar, 85, of Mitchell, South Dakota passed away on Monday, August 5, 2019 at Queen of Peace Hospital in Mitchell. Funeral services will be at 10:30 AM Friday, August 9, 2019 at Holy Family Catholic Church in Mitchell. Visitation will start at 5 PM at Will Funeral Chapel, Thursday August 8, 2019 with a 6:45 rosary followed by a 7 PM prayer service. Lawrence was born February 10, 1934 to Herman and Anna (Steilen) Haiar in Farmer, South Dakota. Lawrence married Dorothy Schaffer on October 1, 1952 and together they had ten children. Dorothy passed away on December 20, 1997. Lawrence owned and operated the North Main 66 business for over 38 years, retiring in January of 1998. He married LaVonne Tietz on July 12, 2002; she passed away on December 11, 2018. Lawrence was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, the Elks and Optimist International. He truly enjoyed spending time with his family as well as hunting and fishing. Grateful for having shared his life are his ten children; Steven (Sue) Haiar of Mitchell, SD; Debra (David) Garton of Mitchell, SD; Becky (Phil) Rose of Humbolt, IA; John (Patty) Haiar of Kimball, NE; Michael (Trudy) Haiar of Rapid City, SD; Barbara (Mike) Kirwan of Omaha, NE; Peggy (Doug) Deis of Sioux Falls, SD; Joseph (Kim) Haiar of Mitchell, SD; Kathy (Scott) Chabot of Cottage Grove, MN; Lisa (Chris) Meyer of Columbia, MO; 36 grandchildren; his sister Mildred Seivers of Austin, MN; and brother Jerome (Stella) Haiar of Mitchell, SD. Lawrence is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy; wife, LaVonne; 12 siblings; and two grandsons, Christopher Garton and Samuel Kirwan.