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John R. Haire dies at age 82

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John R. Haire, age 82 of Porter, Ind., passed away Monday, December 8, 2014.

He was born December 15, 1931, to John Henry and Lydia (Trees) Haire in Anna, IL. He was married to Mary (Axtell) Haire, who preceded him in death on May 22, 2012. John was also preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and granddaughter, Kathryn Ayn Underwood.

John is survived by his daughters, Beth (Kenny) Harris, Cynthia (Robert Underwood) Haire, Karen (David) Critchley; son, Richard (Susan) Haire; grandchildren, Dwayne Potts, Ethan Haire, Austin Haire, Caleb Haire, Claire Critchley, and Madelyn Underwood.

John grew up in Anna, IL, one of 10 children and is survived by two brothers and three sisters. He graduated from Anna Jonesboro High School in 1949, served in the US Army during the Korean War, and retired from Inland Steel in 1994 after working for 38 years. John enjoyed bowling all over Northwest Indiana and golfing with all his grandsons. He was a member of Flint Lake Church of Christ.

A graveside service will be held Friday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m., at Angelcrest Cemetery, Valparaiso.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to Flint Lake Church of Christ, 1702 Crescent Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383.



Posted 12/10/2014