Joseph Haverman

Joseph Haverman
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Joseph P. Haverman, 88, of Smithton, IL, born March 12, 1927, in East St. Louis, IL, passed away Wednesday, June 17, 2015, as the result of an automobile accident.

Mr. Haverman was a World War II U.S. Marine Corps veteran, who was wounded in action on Okinawa.  He retired from Estech Chemical Company after 42 years of service.

Joe was a permanent fixture at Freeburg High School baseball games, where he followed two generations of No. 7 for about 35 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John E. and Flora, nee Haege, Haverman; four brothers, John, Robert, Richard, and Donald Haverman; and two sisters, Lorraine (Jim) Woods and Ruth (Larry) Simpson.

Surviving are his wife of nearly 69 years, Doris, nee White, Haverman, whom he married on July 27, 1946;
his daughter, Judith Ann (Ronald) Dill of New Athens, IL;
three grandchildren, Mark (Mandy) Dill of Freeburg, IL,
Cindy (Dave) Erickson of Oswego, IL,
and Lindsay Dill of Hecker, IL;
four great-grandchildren, Ty and Brady Dill of Freeburg, IL,
and Owen and Lexi Erickson of Oswego, IL;
two sisters, Mary McAllister of Highland, IL,
and Lillian Steinkoenig of Granite City, IL;
and many nieces and nephews.

Joe was so proud of his family, and he was our rock, always happy and content with his life.  Words cannot express how much we will miss him FOREVER.

Memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2015, at the funeral home with Greg Haege officiating.   Burial with military honors will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.

Condolences Left For Joseph Haverman

Aunt Doris, Family and Friends,
Condolences for the loss of Uncle Joe, he was a very special person to everyone, he will be missed, may the many fond memories help everyone get through this tough time, God Bless! From one Marine to another Uncle Joe, Semper Fi!
Love Michael & Michele

Michael & Michele Hornacek, Fairview Heights, Illinois, 62208

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on your loss. Uncle Joe was truly a wonderful person and will always live forever in our hearts and memories.May he R.I.P.
Love, David, Carolyn & D.J.

David, Carolyn, & D.J. Hornacek , Belleville, Illinois, 62221

My Deepest sympathy to the family, you will me missed Uncle Joe you were a great man. I love You.

David Hornacek Jr., Belleville, IL, 62221

Our Condolences to the family for your loss. You now have an
angel watching over you.

Darryl & Dody Hagen, Lenzburg, IL, 62255

Mark, I am so sorry for the loss of your grandfather.

Judy Kampen, OFallon, IL, 62269

My condolences to my cousins and my aunt Doris and a Haverman family I miss you guys and love you so much. Joe is one of my favorite uncles I’m going to miss him dearly. God bless you. Love you all, David.

David Alan Simpson , Granite City , Illinois , 62040

Doris and Judy,

I was so sorry to see the obituary in the Belleville paper. A special and good man will be missed. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.


Maribeth Farnham, Springfield, IL, 62704

Ron, Judy and family,
Our deepest condolences for the loss of father-in-law, father and grandfather. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.

Bob & Julie Ott, Freeburg, Il, 62243

I am deeply touched by this. Joe was my 2nd cousin through my mother,Ruth Haege Leirer. My deepest sympathies to all the family.

Terry Leirer Rapert, Bradenton,, Florida, 34209

Our loss is certainly Heaven’s gain. Joe was always friendly and smiling. He will be sorely missed.

Rhoda “White” Mitchell, Haltom City, Texas, 76117


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