Syrolla Haase, 85, of Scotland, passed away on Friday, August 23rd at the Scotland Good Samaritan Center surrounded by her family.
Syrolla was born on February 27, 1934, to Paul and Rebecca (Weisser) Mehlhaff on the family farm in Hutchinson County. Syrolla was baptized and confirmed at the Freiden’s Reformed Church in Tripp, SD. She grew up in Parkston and graduated from Parkston High School.
Syrolla married her sweetheart, Marvin Haase, on September 28, 1954. Syrolla and Marvin enjoyed 63 years together as husband and wife. They lived on farms in the Scotland and Delmont areas before moving to her parents’ farm near Scotland. She enjoyed being a farm wife and mother to her three beloved children. Marvin and Syrolla retired from farming in 1998 and moved to Scotland. While living in town, they enjoyed visiting friends and playing pinochle. Syrolla loved baking, with her specialty being caramel rolls and kuchen. She enjoyed gardening and loved flowers. She also had a collection of John Deere toy tractors and red depression glassware that she took pride in collecting. Syrolla was a member of Scotland Community Church Ladies Auxiliary, served on church committees, and volunteered in the community.
She is survived by her brother, Stanley Mehlhaff, Yankton; three children: Ken (Lori) Haase of Parkston, SD; Cindy (Mark) Coe of Grand Island, NE; and Jo Auch of Pierre, SD. She leaves behind two granddaughters, Laura Beth (Nick) Thomas, Harrisburg, SD, and Ashley (Andrew) Schrank, Dickinson, ND. Syrolla had three grandsons: Matt (Jenna) Coe, Grand Island, NE; Michael Coe, Grand Island NE; Kyle Auch, Menno, SD, and four loving great-grandchildren: Mason, Asher, and Max Thomas, and Madison Schrank.
She was preceded in death by her husband Marvin (2018), and her parents Paul and Rebecca Mehlhaff.
This obituary was written in loving memory by the family.
9/1/2019 Rev. Ron Shifley Needville, Texas
Deanna and I want to extend our love and prayers to Syrolla’s family. She was a very special lady in the life of our church there in Scotland. She and Marvin welcomed us into their home and made us feel like family. I wil forever hold on to our last visit up in Mitchell before our moving to Texas when Syrolla shared time together enjoying a concert of country music. What a joy it will be to see her someday again in Heaven.
8/26/2019 Greg & JoAnn Gemar Scotland, SD
We are keeping your family in our prayers. Syrolla was such a delightful neighbor, with a smile that just lit up the room. God Bless you wonderful memories.
8/25/2019 Betsy and Keith Knodel ,
Jo and family, We are so sorry for your loss. We rejoice in knowing that she has been reunited with your dad in Heaven and that someday you will too be reunited. May God grant you comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Sending love and prayers your direction.