RACINE - David W. Haddow, 90, peacefully went home on November 9, 2008. David was born in Ellsworth, on August 9, 1918, son of the late Winifred and Ruth (Nee: Andrus) Haddow. David served in the United States Army during World War II. He was employed for many years at Home Mutual Insurance Company. His two sisters, Miriam and Dorothy also preceded him in death. David was married to Lora "Jane" Hood on December 30, 1942. Jane preceded him in death on February 14, 1965. On September 9, 1978, David married Barbara P. Helland and she preceded him in death July 28, 2003. Sadly, David's first born daughter, Kathleen preceded him in death after her battle with cancer on December 17, 2004. He is survived by his daughter, Ann and son-in-law Jon Hammes of Mequon; their children, Patrick (Marguerite) Hammes of Milwaukee, Sarah (Jeremy) Naples of Pinehurst, N.C., Christopher David Hammes of Milwaukee and Michael Hammes of Chicago, Ill.. Kathleen's children, Kristin (Eric) Brown of Longmont, Colo., Shannon (Steve) Fausel of Silverthorne, Colo. and Stephen White of New York City. Great-grandchildren, Ann Hammes (daughter of Patrick and Marguerite), Benjamin Naples (son of Sarah and Jeremy), Wolf and Saylor Fausel (son and daughter of Shannon and Steve). Three step-daughters and their husbands, Kathleen (Dennis) Dieckhoff, Elizabeth (Tom) Pero, both of Racine, and Nancy Helland and (Mike Good) of Fairfax, Va.. Grandchildren, Laura and Mark Dieckhoff. All of David's life, he cherished the relationships he shared with his family and friends. His gentle spirit and kindness to others was always evident in all of his words and actions. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11a.m. on Thrusday, November 13, 2008, at Lumen Christi Catholic Church, 11300 North St., Mequon, (corner of Mequon Road and Range Line Road). Private entombment will be held at Holy Cross Garden Mausoleum, Hwy 32. Visitation will be at the church on Thursday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Children's Hospital and Health System Foundation, P.O. Box 1997-MS 3050, Milwaukee, WI 53201-1997. A special thank you to the wonderful caring staff, with special appreciation to Pastor Randy Frank, of Trinity Village where David lived for these last five years. MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME 803 Main Street 634-7888
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Published by Racine Journal Times on Nov. 12, 2008.