Let us celebrate Wyelene's wondrous life, knowing she lives on in the beauty that surrounds us.
  • 55 years old
  • Born on November 13, 1963 in Faribault, Minnesota, United States.
  • Passed away on December 13, 2018 in Henderson, Nevada, United States.

02/17/19 update: To Wyelene's friends and former co-workers in Las Vegas:

Please join us for a reception to celebrate Wyelene on March 2nd, 2019.  We will gather at the Claim Jumper Restaurant, 1100 S. Fort Apache Road, Las Vegas, NV, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM to share memories and stories of Wyelene.    

Please RSVP if you plan to attendhttp://evite.me/Y7RBzVnwsJ

Wyelene Carol Haase, age 55, resident of Henderson, NV, passed away unexpectedly at her home on Dec. 13, 2018. She was born in Faribault, MN, daughter of Roland and Shirley (Nelson) Haase. She grew up in Owatonna, MN, and graduated from Owatonna High School, Class of 1982. She continued her education at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice. After graduation she married her now former husband, Kim Sheppard, and relocated to Washington, D.C.

Wyelene had a distinguished career with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) from 1987 until her retirement. As a Special Agent, she worked her first assignment in the Las Vegas Division. She transferred to FBI Headquarters in 2004 and retired out of the San Francisco Division in March 2018. Her career involved investigating telemarketing fraud, organized crime, human trafficking, and counterterrorism. She received a number of commendations during her 30-year career.

Wyelene was a gifted artist and loved to make pottery, beautiful stained-glass pieces, and unique beaded jewelry. She enjoyed traveling and was always ready to try new adventures such as skiing, snorkeling, kayaking, or zip lining. She also looked forward to participating in the annual ‘Baker to Vegas’ Law Enforcement Relay Race as support personnel.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Roland and Shirley (Nelson) Haase. Survived by her sister, Lorraine (Scott) Anderson of New Hope, MN, and brother Dean (Karin) Haase of Mounds View, MN. She leaves behind her feline companions, Raven and Daisy, family members and friends who will remember her smile, warmth, and her love. Wyelene was a kind and helpful person and will be dearly missed by all who had the opportunity to know her. 

A Celebration of Life service will be held Saturday, January 19th, 11:00 AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 609 Lincoln Avenue, Owatonna, MN, 55060. Visitation will be 1 hour prior to the service.  Memorial services in Las Vegas and San Francisco are pending.

Cards or memorials may be sent to the family at: 8308 33rd Place North, New Hope, MN 55427.  Contact: Lorraine.Anderson@ymail.com. Memorial contributions may be made to the San Francisco SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), 201 Alabama Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103 or online at https://www.sfspca.org/give-1.   

Posted by JoAnn Brooks on 18th January 2019
I remember Wylene at confirmation and Sunday School at Trinity Lutheran Church while growing up but I think the real bonding moment I remember was swimming for Gym class at the OHS pool and those hideous swim suits we had to wear!. Her family was always welcoming, always smiling. Thank you for whomever put the video together. it was nice to see a long lost friend's life unfold...but ending way too soon.
Posted by Jill Hallenberger on 18th January 2019
Lorraine and the Haase family--So surprised but very sorry to hear of your loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers for peace and solace...may the memories you shared of good times together soothe your pain and provide you with some comfort.
Posted by Lorraine Anderson on 14th January 2019
A very special Thank You to Kathy K. for creating the beautiful Video slideshow to remember Wyelene. See it in the Gallery tab, under the Video's. Or, use the following path to watch it on You Tube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuqmDTRYudI
Posted by Rita Mueller on 14th January 2019
A beautiful soul gone far too soon.....
Posted by Mark Harmon on 9th January 2019
Wy and I met in DC in 2005. We'd meet to go to a funky restaurant or take in a movie or mostly go shopping (she loved that!) We'd also attend events, such as Nat'l Police Week in DC, or take rides in my Jeep (the bumpier the better for her) and sometimes we'd even work together. But always we had a good time. After her departure from DC in 2007, we kept in touch and we would also visit each other. My life in Washington hasn't been the same since you moved and it won't be even more so going forward. Miss you, Wy!
Posted by Scott Hunter on 9th January 2019
I first met Wyelene when I first arrived in the Las Vegas Div of the FBI. Wyelene was an excellent FBI Agent. She worked extremely hard and was always willing to drop everything to assist another Agent or friend. From 2006 - 2007, I was fortunate enough to have worked directly for Wyelene at FBI HQ. I will miss your kindness and friendship. RIP
Posted by Jeanne Spadola on 8th January 2019
I'm so happy to have worked with you in Las Vegas. You gave me so much in our many conversations. You will live on forever dearest Wyelene.
Posted by Delores Jacobsen on 8th January 2019
I and others in the Haase family were so proud to often tell of Wyelene, my niece, and her illustrious career in the FBI. I knew she was dedicated to each FBI assignment, even though she never talked of the risks she often faced as a US Special Agent. I'll miss my beautiful, talented and greatly loved niece, as will so many of her colleagues & friends. Rest in Peace, Dear Wyelene
Posted by Elizabeth Castaneda on 7th January 2019
Wyelene was a contributor to the annual "Tamale making" event at our house. I remember when she quietly asked what she was suppose to do with the corn husk. She wasn't quite sure she could eat it. haha Wy was my movie buddy and a very good friend. She will be missed by many for her kindness and good nature.
Posted by Kathy K on 7th January 2019
Remembering laughing so hard ... the time I checked on your cats (LV) while you were at an in-service in WDC and found what appeared to be marijuana on your kitchen counter (I thought left behind by your housekeeper) ... I called to tell you and you laughed so hard ... turned out to be cat nip. Ha! I wasn't a cat person then - didn't know what cat nip was. I miss you my friend. I haven't stopped thinking of you. RIP.
Posted by Lorraine Anderson on 5th January 2019
What a wonderful gift you were to my life! Missing you every day. ♥

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