Lilian N. Haass

Lilian N. Haass

Lilian N. Haass, nee Bailey, age 90 of Palatine, Illinois passed away on October 2nd. Lilian was the wife of the late Walter M.P. Haass, mother of Janet Haass (John) Zelenka, grandmother of Kristen Zelenka (Marshall) Lee and Michael William Zelenka, and great-grandmother of Robin Zelenka Lee. Lilian will be dearly missed by her family and friends.


Born in Birkenhead, England, Lilian was proud to become a U.S. citizen in 1955.  Lilian loved to spend time with her family. She was a skilled bridge player and liked to read, travel, attend musicals, and eat seafood, especially lobster. She was an active member of the Palatine Township Senior Center.


The family invites those who knew Lilian to celebrate her life on Saturday, October 16th at Smith-Corcoran Funeral Home, 185 E. Northwest Hwy. Palatine, Illinois, with visitation from 1:00-2:00 pm followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm. Interment will be private.


The family asks that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in memory of Lilian to:


  • JourneyCare Foundation, 2050 Claire Court, Glenview, IL 60025, via mailed check or online at
  • Palatine Township Senior Center Council, 505 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 60067 via mailed check.

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