Two brothers who were unable to swim, drowned in
Puddington Reservoir near San Dimas, when their motorboat
capsized. The bodies of Frank Haase, 27, and Julius Hasse [sic],
25, of Rosemead were recovered by lifeguards summoned from Hermosa Beach
Julius Haase Sr., their father, and four others swam to shore.
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Haase, Frank H.,
beloved son of Julius & Ella Haase, brother of Clifton Gordon Haase/.
Double services for Frank H. & Julius Haase, Tues., at 2:30 p.m. in the
Little Church of the Flowers. Forest Lawn Mortuary in charge.
Haase, Julius Ernest
(Bud,) beloved son of Julius & Ella Haase, brother of Clifton Gordon
Haase/. Double services for Frank H. & Julius Haase, Tues., at
2:30 p.m. in the Little Church of the Flowers. Forest Lawn
Mortuary in charge.
of Year Take Two
Unable to swim, two brothers, 27 and 25 years old, drowned at 10:10 a.m.
Sunday in Puddingstone reservoir when the motorboat carrying their
father and four other occupants overturned.
Bodies of Julius Ernest Haase Hr., 25, and his brother, Frank, 27,
of 1955 South Charlotte street, Rosemead, were recovered in 35 feet of
water by F. A. Pollard, reservoir attendant, wit the assistance of the
survivors and others, and removed to Todd's Memorial chapel in Pomona
for transfer to Forest pending completion of the investigation.
Julius Haase, father of the drowned men, and two other boat occupants,
Jack R. Herron, 25, of 2505 Gladys avenue, Wilmar, and Franklin C. Lochi,
25, of East Ramona avenue told San Dimas sheriff's officers they tried
to rescue the Haase brothers, but the non-swimmers broke free from their
group and sank.
James Franco, 30, of 1129 Mariposa street, San Francisco and Dave
Oden, 31, of 2322 Falling Leaf street, Wilmar, the other occupants of
the boat, were picked up in boats which came to the rescue.
County lifeguards were summoned from Hermosa Beach, but the bodies
were recovered before they were able to set out for San Dimas.
Julius Ernest Hesse's body was recovered first, officers said, and
taken to the north shore, where resuscitation equipment from the Baldwin
Fire Engine company, with Fire Chief Paul C. Clark in charge went to
work at 11;21 a.m. The Attending physician pronounced the younger
brother dead at 12:45 p.m..
By that time, the other brother's body had been recovered and hope
for his resuscitation was abandoned.
Frank Haase had been operating the boat, a 19 1/2 foot inboard
speed boat and turned the rudder over to Franco, when the boat
overturned and sank 200 yards north of the south shore, according to
Franco said the boat seemed to pause as if hung up on something
before it overturned, but the elder Hause [sic] said Franco had been
cutting and turning the overloaded boat, and these maneuvers caused the
boat to upset.
Officers said the survivors, suffering from shock and exposure,
were taken home by friends.
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May 17, 1946 · Page 14]
[courtesy of Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves]
Grave maker for Julius E Haase and brother, in Harmony,
Lot 42, Space 2, Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale (Los Angeles
Julius enlisted in the Army at Los
Angeles, CA on 22 September 1943.
October 1945, Pfc Haase was transferred from the 101st Airborne Division
to Company F, 508th PIR