Carol June Haller, age 87, a lifetime resident of Sturgis, passed away Thursday, June 17, 2010, at Skaggs Assisted Living Center in Burr Oak.
She was born Oct. 1, 1922, in Sturgis, a daughter of the late Clifford and Mary (Slingerland) Sheeler.
On July 11, 1943, in the first military wedding of World War II in Sturgis, she married Arlon W. (Chub) Haller. He preceded her in death Jan. 31, 2000.
Carol graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1941 and retired from Sturgis Newport Business Forms where she worked for many years. She enjoyed playing Euchre, dancing in her younger years, going for drives and out to eat, and spending time with her family.
Surviving are three sons, Doug (Linda) Haller of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Steve Haller of Sturgis, and Scott (Kim) Haller of Sturgis; eight grandchildren, Brett (Donna) Haller, Todd (Kelli) Haller, Ron (Carri) Haller, all of Ft. Wayne, Ind., Justin (Gretchen) Haller of Allegan, Mich., Kayla Haller and Ryne Haller, both of Elkhart, Ind., Jessica Haller and Jacob Haller, both of Sturgis; seven sreat-grandchildren, Mallory, Alicia, Courtney, Kaylee, Brayden, and Austin, all of Ft. Wayne, Ind., and Logan of Allegan; two sisters-in-law, Eleanor Sheeler of Kalamazoo and Enid Haller of Avilla, Ind., and many nieces.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Marian Lehman; and brother, C. Keith Sheeler.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. The family will receive friends from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hackman Family Funeral Home – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 (269) 651-3284.
A memorial service celebrating the life of Carol June Haller will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with Mr. Larry Wallman officiating.
Graveside services and interment will follow in Oak Lawn Cemetery. The family suggests memorial donations be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Diabetes Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Her obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.