Rodney Kent Haack
Rod Haack, retired City Manager of Auburn, passed away September 19, 2013, from complications after surgery. Rod was born at his family's farm home in Remsen, Iowa on May 18, 1935.
During his time as City Manager, he participated in the renovation of the new City Hall on Lincoln Way. His interest in music and the arts led to his involvement as a Board Member of APPAC/ Auburn State Theater.
Rod is survived by his partner of 17 years Donna McGlaughlin and his children and grandchildren: daughter Cari, her husband Allen and granddaughter Ashlee Zarou of Folsom, daughter Kellie, her husband Randy, grandson Reece and granddaughter Kendall Roberts of Orinda. Donna's family include daughter Benjie and husband Robert, Mystery, London, Ruby and Matteo of Nevada City, son Paul McGlaughlin of Culver City, and son Mitchell, and wife Janet, Ellis and June McGlaughlin of Greeley, Colo. He is also survived by his brother Dean, and his wife Nancy Haack of Sioux City, Iowa, and sister in law Verla Haack also of Iowa, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Elmer and Ethel Haack and brothers Duane, Norman and Lowell Haack of Iowa, and first wife Karen Haack Connolly of Auburn.
A private family burial will be held at the Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of a service, an open house celebration of Rod's life will be held at the family home on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Festive attire requested. In lieu of flowers, the family will appreciate donations to APPAC (Auburn State Theater) in memory of Rod Haack. Send to: APPAC, P.O. Box 7733, Auburn, CA 95604, or online donations can be made LiveFromAuburn.com.