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NAME Timothy B. "Tim" Haase, age 35, of Hampshire, IL, died tragically Friday, July 10, 2009 at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb, following a car accident. BORN: He was born November 26, 1973 the son of Brian and Gail (Jackson) Haase in Winfield, IL. EARLY YEARS:He grew up in West Chicago for time before living in Streamwood until he was nine years old. Tim and his mom lived in the Streamwood area before moving to Alabama in 1984. When he turned sixteen, Tim found his wings and wanted to come back to Illinois to live with his grandparents, Ralph and Mary Jackson in Watseka, IL. In 1997, he moved to Wheaton to live on his own near his cousin Joe, who served as his brother and best friend. Two years later he found a farm house in Hampshire where he had his own racetrack and made a million memories. MARRIAGE: Tim found his future in Sherry M. Guza at his home away from home, Bob-Jo Speedway, Sycamore, in August of 2005. Their hearts became one and shortly thereafter became engaged. They welcomed a daughter Elizabeth Maria Haase on April 11, 2008. OCCUPATION / WORK HISTORY:Tim was a mechanic by trade and when he wasn’t working on cars for his job, he was working on his own for fun. In short, if his hands weren’t black with dirt and grease, he wasn’t happy. LIFE NOTES: Tim had the mind a mechanic and the heart of a champion. His was stronger than most with fists of iron, but when all was said and done, Tim’s life and love belonged to his girls, Sherry and little Elizabeth. Tim and Joe continued a legacy of racing at Bob-Jo Speedway carrying on the tradition of their fathers and grandfathers. Known as the "Jackson Brothers", they quickly made a name for themselves in the racing circuit. Tim had incredible split second timing on the track and adapted to any situation often turning a disadvantage to a winning strategy garnering him over twenty-five trophies in a span of a few years. The "big boys" ran "big engines" but were bested by the small block Chevy engines of Tim and Joe. They beat them so handily, many changed the way they raced as well as the engines they ran to try and emulate Tim and Joe’s success. In his younger years Tim was in 4-H and loved to ride horses. He also loved to work in his dad’s shop. Later, Tim spent two years bowling with his Grandpa Ralph in a local league but spent a lifetime learning Ralph’s "old school" lessons. Gone too soon to say goodbye, Tim leaves his mark on all who knew him. SURVIVORS: He now leaves his fiancee, Sherry Guza and their daughter Elizabeth Maria of Hampshire, His father, Brian Haase of Pleasant Prairie, WI, His mother, Gail Hamilton of Tampa, FL;One brother Shaun Smith of Kenosha, WI;A sister Tami Francis of Auburn, AL, Paternal grandmother, Violet Mae Haase of Stutgart, AR, Maternal grandmother, Mary M. Jackson of Tampa, FL;Many aunts, uncles, several cousins including fellow "Jackson Brother" Joe (Katherine "Kitty") Jackson of Carol Stream, and a countryside of friends. PRECEDED:He now joins his paternal grandfather, Eugene Haase, maternal grandfather Ralph Jackson as well as his best four legged friend, Dozer, who preceded him in death. VISITATION / FUNERAL Cremation and a public memorial service will follow at a later date. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in his name to help provide for Sherry and Elizabeth. Checks may be made to the "Timothy Haase Memorial" and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address or on the web at www.conleycare.com.
A Memorial Service to celebrate his life will be held Sunday, August 2, 2009 starting at 12:00pm at Tim & Sherry\\\’s Home in Hampshire, Illinois Please bring a dish to pass
Private family commital services.