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George W. Haskins Sr.

November 26, 1926 ~ June 16, 2018 (age 91)

George W. Haskins Sr., 91, of Hamilton and formerly of Waterloo, passed away Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the Chapman Place in Fort Wayne.

He was born in Hamilton on Nov. 26, 1926, to the late Leon and Caro (Harger) Haskins. George was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II.

George married Iris E. Leins on Oct. 19, 1946, and she passed away Sept. 25, 1991. He then married June K. (Keck) Fee on Nov. 14, 1992, and she passed away Jan. 23, 2011.

George owned and operated Waterloo Standard for several years. He also worked for Rohm Chevrolet and later retired from the Dana Corp. in Auburn after more than 25 years of service.

He was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church. He was a former member of the Waterloo Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of the Hamilton American Legion and Garrett Eagles.

George was an avid fisherman. He also enjoyed hunting, camping and playing cards.

Surviving are three children and their spouses, George W. Haskins Jr. and his wife, Janice, of Auburn; Terry Haskins and his wife, Marcia, of Waterloo; and Linda Rodebaugh and her husband, Dave, of Auburn; six grandchildren and their spouses, Brad and Andrea Haskins of Waterloo; Angie and Randy Zimmerman of Leo; Lisa and Brad Schilling of Auburn; Lori Rodebaugh of Auburn; Kenny and Tonia Haskins of Waterloo; and Lindsay and Philip Hefty; 11 great-grandchildren, Allyssa Zimmerman, Alex Zimmerman, Logan Schilling, Emily Schilling, Parker Schilling, Gracie Kline, Klair Rodebaugh, Haylee Haskins, Jayde Haskins, Damian Hefty and Riece Hefty; stepson, Jim and Ruth Haskins of St. Louis, Missouri; stepdaughter, Pat Waters of Hamilton; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Ladonna Haskins of Angola.

He also was preceded in death by a brother, Lamar Haskins; and a step-son-in-law, Richard Waters.

Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 875 S. Wayne St., Waterloo, with the Rev. Larry Dimick officiating. Burial will take place in Fairfield Cemetery in rural Corunna with military honors being conducted by the United States Army and Hamilton American Legion.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be directed to Quiet Knight Inc.

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