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William Richard Haukkala

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FLAT ROCK - William Richard Haukkala, 74, of Rochester Hills, Mich., and Flat Rock, N.C., died Oct. 21, 2014.
Loving husband of Gloria for 28 years. Stepfather of Deborah (James) Wilieko and Nicole (Andrew) Bohnert. Grandfather of Anna, Caroline, Ethan and Alexander. Brother of Marge (the late Gregg) Korbiak, Ruth (Herman) Brunke, Carol (Charles) Mader, Elizabeth (David) Marin and Karen (Kenneth) Overholt. Son-in-law of Rose Gebell. Also survived by many nieces, nephews and friends.
William was a retired engineer from Chrysler with 41 years of service. Funeral service at noon, Monday, October 27, at the Potere-Modetz Funeral Home, 339 Walnut Blvd, Rochester Hills. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Monday, 10:30 a.m. until time of service. Entombment White Chapel Cemetery.
Memorials in William's name may be made to the Michigan Technical University Fund c/o the Mechanical Engineering Annual Scholarship Fund, 1400 Townsend Drive, Houghton, MI 49931 or online to mtu.edu/giving. Online guestbook: www.modetz funeralhomes.com.

Published in The Times-News from Oct. 26 to Oct. 27, 2014
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