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John R. Haegele

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

John R. Haegele, 92, of Deep Creek, Fla., died Nov. 7, 2003.

Born Oct. 4, 1911, in Barnhill, Ill., he was the son of George and Katie Haegele. He began teaching in Plymouth, Ill., in 1936 and joined the faculty at Dwight High School in 1938, where he taught business education for 40 years. He was an assistant football coach and then was head coach from 1943-45. He coached the grade school basketball teams for many years, and also officiated baseball games throughout the local area.

In addition to teaching, he acquired a local construction company in the mid 1950s, and began Haegele Construction Co. He was a residential and commercial contractor until his retirement in 1980, at which time he moved to Cherokee Village. He moved to the Deep Creek area in 2003 from Cherokee Village.

Survivors include his sons -- John R. "Rick (Linda) Haegele Jr., of Palacida, Fla., and Ronald F. (Lila) Haegele of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; his brothers -- Fred Haegele of Champaigne-Urbana, Ill., and Floyd Haegele of Fairfield, Ill.; granddaughters -- Dianna (Scott) Pickup of Woodstock, Calif., and Kayte Haegele of El Dorado Hills, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Nedra Haegele; his brothers -- Vern and Frank Haegele; and a grandson, Rhett Haegele.

His body will be returned to Cherokee Village where he and his wife, Nedra, enjoyed so many happy years together. To express condolences to the family, please visit www. LTaylorfuneral.com and sign the guest book.

Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services of Punta Gorda, Fla.