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Robert Joel Habegger

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Robert Joel HABEGGER Bob was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana on May 18, 1927, but considered himself a Seattle native, since his family moved here when he was 2 years old. He died unexpectedly at home on May 26th. He attended Roosevelt High School and graduated from Lakeside School in 1945. Bob enlisted in the United States Navy. When he was discharged he entered Whitman College where he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity and received a B.A. in Business in 1949. While in Graduate School at the University of Washington he participated in R.O.T.C. and was awarded a Distinguished Military Graduate designation and entered the U.S. Army Reserve as a 2nd Lieutenant and was put on active status and then served for 1½ years in the Army Transportation Corps in Korea. Bob was a special agent for Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co. his entire career. He earnedhis Chartered Life Underwriter(C.L.U.) designation and his Chartered Financial Consultant (Ch.F.C.) designation and was a Life Member of the Million Dollar Roundtable. Although he graduated from Whitman College, he did some graduate work at the University of Washington and was a Life Member of the U of W Alumni Association and for over 50 years was a devoted Husky fan, especially both football and basketball. He had been a longtime member of the Washington Athletic Club and belonged to the Seattle Tennis Club and St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. Bob was a loving husband andfather with a beautiful smile and infectious laugh. He was known for his integrity, honesty and loyalty. Bob was predeceased by his parents, Joe and Ruth Habegger and his eldest daughter, Ann. He is survived by his wife of 60+ years, Peggy and 2 daughters, Jane and husband Bill Lynch of Olympia, Sally of Seattle, a sister Joanne Fisher (Harold) of Mt. Vernon, numerous nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, 4805 N.E. 45th on Wednesday, June 8th at 2 P.M. The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to Seattle Children's Hospital Foundation (Habegger Family Endowment), P.O. Box 5371, MS-S-200, Seattle, WA. 98145.
Published in The Seattle Times from June 1 to June 7, 2011
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