In Loving Memory

William Jerry Haack, Sr.

William Jerry Haack, Sr.
July 24, 1941
May 10, 2024
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William “Jerry” Haack, Sr. passed away Friday, May 10, 2024 surrounded by his loving wife and three children.

Jerry was born July 24, 1941 in Brenham, Texas to William and Mildred Haack. After high school he joined the US Army serving 6 years during the Vietnam War as a Medic. During his service with the US Army he earned his way up to Sergeant First Class.

He met the love of his life and wife of 60 years, Patricia Myers, at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas and married her 4 days later on December 24, 1963. After being honorably discharged from the US Army on November 21, 1966 they moved back to Brenham where he started his dream career with the Brenham Fire Department. After 29 years of service he retired as Deputy Chief Haack.

During his time with BFD he served many years as a Training Officer, EMS Responder and the Emergency Management Coordinator for Washington County. Jerry also volunteered with Gayhill/Mound Hill/Cedar Hill VFD. As with most firemen, he had a side job at Brenham Memorial Chapel which became a full time position after retiring from the Fire Service in 1995. He continued to work with his lifelong friend, Andy Anderson until retiring from Brenham Memorial Chapel in 2015.

Jerry had a true servant's heart and a love for his family that was immeasurable. He taught his children to be strong, hardworking, caring, loving and loyal servants. He adored his two sisters, Barbara June and Judy Kay and took his family to Texas City to spend many weekends with their families.

Just a few of the hobbies he enjoyed over the years were ham radio, fishing, crabbing, camping, building kites, flying RC planes, running model trains, DIY projects and cooking his famous gumbo.

He is preceded in death by: his parents William and Mildred Haack and son-in-law Allen Huelsebusch.

Jerry is survived by: his wife Patricia “Patty” Haack, son William “Jerry” Haack, Jr and wife Tracy, son Gary Gene Haack and wife Vickie, and daughter Terri Jean Huelsebusch, grandchildren, Alex Huelsebusch, Sydney Haack, Harrison Haack, Brian Haack and Brandon Haack; great grandchild “Bun in the Oven” Paisley Laine Haack due September 2024; sisters Barbara Surovik and husband Ronnie, Judy Schultz and husband Dane; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, May 14, 10 am – 7 pm at Brenham Memorial Chapel. Family will attend the visitation from 5-7 pm.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, May 15 at 10 am at Brenham Memorial Chapel with Pastor William Potts officiating followed by burial at Prairie Lea Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Alex Huelsebusch, Harrison Haack, Brian Haack, Brandon Haack, Jeff Surovik, Brad Miller; with honorary pallbearers: Sydney Haack and Vitaly Clee.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Firefighters Helping Firefighters, PO Box 773, Houston, TX 77002. HTTPS://

Services are in the care of Brenham Memorial Chapel, 2300 Stringer St., Brenham, TX 77833. 979.836.3611 Share condolences at