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
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
A graveside service
will be held Friday, December 12, at 11:00 a.m., at Angelcrest Cemetery,
In lieu of flowers,
please make donations in his name to Flint Lake Church of Christ, 1702
Crescent Rd. Valparaiso, IN 46383. moellerfuneralhome.com.