Edward V. Haberl

Edward V. Haberl

Edward V. Haberl (Ed), of Reeseville, formerly of Fort Atkinson passed away peacefully on Friday October 31, 2014 at his home after a short but courageous battle with cancer.

Ed was born in Fort Atkinson and lived there most of his life. He served in the U.S. Navy and after his enlistment worked as an electrician and an asphalt paver for many years. In his later years Ed began a new career as an aide at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital in the substance abuse program. He took great pride in being able to serve those in need. He enjoyed spending time with friends, fishing, watching Packer games, spending time with his pets Shammie and Sunder and anything to do with aviation.

Ed attended the EAA convention at Oshkosh faithfully and also served as a volunteer at the convention. He was a member of the EAA Ultralite Chapters 1 and 75.

Ed was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Anna Haberl, his grandparents Joseph and Anna Gschwandtner, and a sister, Florence Bergman (Richard). He is survived by his two brothers, John Haberl (Lorraine) Fort Atkinson, and Jerry Haberl (Rachel) Sun Prairie and numerous nieces and nephews as well as great nieces and nephews and his very close friends Sean Copeland, Jon Neujahr, Angie Krueger, and Harold Benisch.

The family would like to thank Dunlap Memorial Home, the staff at the William S. Middleton Veterans Hospital for the excellent care given to Ed and the staff at Rainbow Hospice for the kind and caring comfort they provided to Ed in his final hours. In addition, a very special Thank You to Ed’s close friends, Sean and Jon who opened their home and their hearts to make Ed’s final journey comfortable. Ed had an engaging personality and loved to tell a great story. He will be missed very much by all who knew him.

A memorial mass will be held at noon on Thursday Nov 6, 2014 at St. Joseph Catholic Church 1660 Endl Blvd., Fort Atkinson, WI. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. on Thursday at the church until time of service.

The Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson is assisting the family.