John Michael Haddy, 90, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 22, 2002

The funeral service for John Michael Haddy will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2002, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Rev. Elias Ziton will officiate. Burial will be in St. George Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-4 p.m. Sunday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea and 4-7 p.m. Monday, with a Trisagion Service at 7 PM, at St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church. Military honors will be accorded by Cedar Rapids veterans organizations.

John died on Friday, June 21, at Thorne Crest North Retirement Center, Health Care Wing in Albert Lea. He was 90 years old.

John was bom in Cedar Rapids on May 1, 1912, the son of Michael and Sadie (George) Haddy. He was a graduate of Lamont High School, Lamont, IA.

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On August 6, 1933, John was united in marriage with Elizabeth Haddy in Walters, Minn. During their marriage they owned and operated: a general merchandise store in Walters from 1933-42, Douds Market in Los Angeles, Calif. from 1945-47, Haddy Egg Co. in Albert Lea from 1947-56, and Suncrest Poultry Farm in Phoenix, Arizona for many years. They retired to Albert Lea in 1972. During WWII John served with the U.S. Navy from 1942-47. They are members of St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church in Cedar Rapids and Phoenix.

John was a member of the Elks for 50 years, American Legion and had been a past president of the Albert Lea Country Club. He enjoyed golfing, playing cards and watching sports events on TV.

John is survived by his wife, Elizabeth of Albert Lea; two sisters: Celia Risk of Phoenix, and Lucille Evans of Fountain Hills, Ariz.; one brother, Albert Haddy and his wife, Delores of Scottsdale, Ariz.; five brothers and sisters-in-law; many loving and devoted godchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters: Freda Burger, Vivian Zachar and Mary Shadid; and one brother, Sam M. Haddy.

His family and friends will miss him very much, especially his happy laugh.

Memorials may be made to St. George Antiochian Orthodox Church or a charity of choice.