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James M. Haber

September 5, 1927 May 18, 2011
James M. Haber
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James M. Haber, age 83, of Eaton, OH passed away Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Vancrest of Eaton. He was born September 5, 1927 in West Alexandria, OH to the late Orlan and Marie (Habekost) Haber. Jim was a 1945 graduate of West Alexandria High School; was a U.S. Army Air Force Veteran who served during WWII; graduated with a Bachelor Degree from the University of Dayton; was a longtime member of the Grace Lutheran Church, receiving confirmation in 1941; was lifetime Preble County farmer; and served as one of the founding board members that established the construction of the Eaton Community swimming pool. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Onnalee P. Haber of Eaton, OH; son and daughter-in-law Fred and Marilyn Haber of Eaton, OH; son and daughter-in-law David and Maria Haber of Eaton, OH; daughter and son-in-law Deniece and Ronnie Routzahn of Eaton, OH; daughter and son-in-law Rebecca and Mike Ward of Tampa, FL; grandchildren John Haber and Bryan Haber both of Eaton, OH, Ann (husband Mike) Weadick of Camden, OH, Michael Haber of Eaton, OH, and Isaac Ward & Abigail Ward of Tampa, FL; great grandson Kale Weadick of Camden, OH; sister Margaret Jane Murray of Dayton, OH; and two nieces. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at Grace Lutheran Church, 111 Lutheran Drive, Eaton, OH with Rev. Warren Reichert officiating. Burial will follow at Sugar Grove Cemetery, West Alexandria, OH. There will be no visitation prior to services, however immediately following the committal service at the cemetery, everyone is invited back to the Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall for a luncheon and time to share memories (estimated time to be around 1:00 P.M.). Girton Schmidt & Boucher Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420 or Grace Lutheran Church, 111 Lutheran Drive, Eaton, OH 45320. Online condolences and other remembrances may be sent to the family by visiting

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