Michael B. Haberkorn

  • Died: February 23, 2018
  • Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana

D O McComb and Sons - Maplewood Park

4017 Maplecrest Rd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46815

Tel. (260) 426-9494

Tribute & Message From The Family

Michael B. Haberkorn, 71, passed away Friday, February 23, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. He was born in Watseka, IL, to the late Robert John and Shirley Lou Haberkorn. Michael was a graduate of Watseka High School, class of 1965. He was in the grocery business for 35 years and was a unit manager with Kroger for 24 1/2 years retiring in 1999. Michael then worked as a warehouse manager for Korte Electric for 8 years and for Aging and In Home Services for 4yrs years with the Meals on Wheels Program. He was a member of Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, Michael was a diehard Chicago Sports fan and of the Fighting Illini, and also enjoyed NASCAR. His hobbies include listening to country music and working on his 65 Chevy.Surviving are his loving wife, Margaret Lois Haberkorn of Fort Wayne, IN; children Joy Lynn (Tony) Ketzler of New Haven, IN; Michelle "Shelly" (Jason) Hunter of Fort Wayne, IN; Darin Haberkorn of Fort Wayne, IN; grandchildren, Owen and Olivia Haberkorn, Luke and Aaron Ketzler, Emmersyn, Kael, Talan, and Cannen Hunter, sisters, Susan (George) Bayless of Mount Pleasant, MI; Sandra (Bill) Jackson of Salt Lake City, UT; Pamela (Kevin) Knight of Galloway Township, NJ; brother, Phillip (Sally) Haberkorn of Watseka, IL and also leaves behind an abundance of dear friends. Service is 11:00 am, Thursday March 1, 2018 at Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, 10145 Maysville Road with calling one hour prior, with Pastor Steven K. Conner officiating. Calling also Wednesday, February 28, 2018, from 2- 5 & 6 - 8 pm at D. O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road Fort Wayne, IN. Memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project or Donor's Choice. To sign the online guest book, go to www.domccombandsons.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Michael will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Lois and family, his sisters and brother. So sorry for your loss.

Posted by MaryAnne Mcbride - Pass Christian, MS - Friend   February 28, 2018

I enjoyed all the talks we had Mike - gonna miss that and seeing you drive that 65!

Posted by Tony S. - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   February 28, 2018

To a good man who always made me smile, with his sense of humor. You will be missed, my friend. You are with Wrigley now! Love to Lois and family

Posted by Mussy Zorbaugh - Ft wayne, IN - Friend   February 28, 2018

I worked with Mike at Southgate Kroger for many years. I'm very saddened to learn of his passing. My sincerest condolences to his entire family.

Posted by dorothy rhines - fort wayne, IN - Coworker   February 28, 2018

You and your family are in our prayers Dave and Gayle Burns

Posted by Dave Burns - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   February 28, 2018


Dearest Friends,
Our hearts are broken with yours. May our precious Savior wrap his arms around you and give you strength, peace, and comfort.

Posted by Kay Putt - New Haven, IN - Friend   February 27, 2018

I have found a great friend in your daughter Shelly. I am praying peace that passes understanding and a comfort only Jesus can give.

Posted by Melanie Gall - Fort Wayne, IN - Friend   February 27, 2018


*R.I.P Michael*

~We're Sending Our Thoughts and Prayers To Your Family~

The Morecraft's

Posted by Dennis Morecraft I - Wilmington, IL - Friend   February 27, 2018


Posted by Bruce Amstutz - Harlan, IN - Friend   February 27, 2018

I am so sorry for your loss. It is so hard to lose our love ones. Sending prayers to you Lois & all the family.

Posted by Sandra Chute (Minard) - Tucson, AZ - Family Friend   February 26, 2018

Our prayers are with you and yours, Mike was and still is a special person in our hearts and will be forever.

Posted by Richard & Donna Smith - Watseka, IL - friend   February 26, 2018

Don and I would like to extend our sympathy to you and your family.

Posted by Don Sparling - Lapeer, MI - Family   February 26, 2018


Lois, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Andrea & Raymond Dobbs - IN   February 26, 2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Arlene and George Konley - Ft Wayne, IN - Friend   February 26, 2018

Sorry to here of Mike's passing. My sincere condolences to his family. I knew Mike when he was working at the Grocery store here in Watseka and he was a friend of my Brother Terry. I knew his Mother and his sister and ran into Mike a couple of times when he was running the Kroeger store in Kankakee area. To us who knew him we called him "Blue Boy" because of his color due to his health issue. Mike never took offense to us for calling him "Blue Boy" and I knew him worked in Champaign-Urbana lIllinois for a while, I just never ran into him, but always asked about him and Sandy when I saw his Mom and also told her to say "HI" from me and my family. Once again sorry for your loss and the knowledge that Mike had many friends here in Watseka who never forgot him. Thanks for posting his obit in the Kankakee, Illinois newspaper.

Posted by Ted Lease - Watseka, IL - Friend   February 26, 2018

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. God bless

Posted by Melissa Mercado    February 26, 2018


Lois, Our sincere condolences for your loss ! We are so sorry for your loss. Now he is with the Lord preparing a place for you !
Bob & Charrie Klepper

Posted by Bob & Charrie Klepper - New Haven, IN - Friend   February 26, 2018

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Life Stories

Michael and I met in June of 1972 and 3 short months later we were Mr. and Mrs. He is and always will be the love of my life. Together we had 3 beautiful children who have grown into amazing adults. Our 8 grandchildren have given us much happiness and he was so proud of his family. He so enjoyed spending time with his many wonderful friends. His annual fishing trip gave him great pleasure as did driving around in his 1965 Chevrolet. There are no words that can express how much I loved this man or how much I will miss him. We had 45 years together and I am so thankful and grateful for that. We'll meet again and I will walk the streets of heaven with him.