Maryville Daily Forum
February 07, 2011
OBITUARY ~ HOWARD MARK "OTT" HAIDSIAK
Maryville, Mo. — Celebration of Life services for Howard Mark "Ott" HAIDSIAK, age 46, of Bedford, who died
Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston will be held Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at
10 a.m. at the New Life Missionary Church in Bedford. Visitation was held Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011 from 3 to 5
with the family greeting friends at the Ritchie Funeral Home in Bedford. Interment of ashes will be held at
the Fairview Cemetery in Bedford with military rites accorded by the Joint Forces Headquarters of Camp Dodge,
Iowa. Memorials can be given in Ott's name for an educational trust fund to be established for his children.
Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com under Obituaries. Arrangements were
entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home of Bedford.
Howard Mark "Ott" HAIDSIAK was born on Oct. 6, 1964, at the Ringgold Community Hospital in Mount Ayr, Iowa
the son of Max Alvin HAIDSIAK and Lois Jean (SNYDER) HAIDSIAK. He grew up in the Bedford area, graduating
from the Bedford Community High School with the Class of 1983.
On Oct. 21, 1981, at the age of 17, Ott joined the Iowa National Guard. He attended drills with the 1168th
Transportation Company of Red Oak, Iowa. Ott owned his own plumbing business in Lenox, Iowa before he went
full-time with the Iowa National Guard on Nov. 1, 1988 as a technician. He was assigned to Camp Dodge in
Des Moines, Iowa. Ott retired from the Iowa National Guard on May 31, 2006.
Ott enjoyed his children, nieces and nephews. He loved four-wheeling, camping and any outdoor activity was
always on his ‘to-do’ list. Many nieces and nephews have been given advice and told many stories by Ott that
will forever keep them smiling! He was always willing to lend a helping hand to family, friends or anyone
else in need.
Left to cherish Ott’s memory are his mother, Lois HAIDSIAK of Bedford; his children Riley Mark and Sarah
Olivia, and fiancée Lisa VANDERMARK and her children, Byron, Michael and fiancée Amber and his children
Hali and Bella; Lacy and Justin. Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, John HAIDSIAK and wife Kim
of Red Oak; Dr. Wayne HAIDSIAK and wife Donna of Lenox; Lee HAIDSIAK and wife Sheila of Villisca; Lynn
HAIDSIAK and wife Carole of Bedford; Leland HAIDSIAK and wife Carmen of Madrid; Susan CHESTNUT of Bedford;
Kristi HANNA and husband Gary of Maryville, Mo.; Max HAIDSIAK and wife Susie of Red Oak; and Lisa CRATER and
husband Chris of Pickering, Mo.; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends.
Preceding Ott in death are his father Max Alvin HAIDSIAK; his sister Sarah Louise McKEE; a nephew David
Eugene HAIDSIAK; a great-nephew David Eugene McNEIL; and a great-niece Kendall Kalyn BUCHER.
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