Marilyn Beigel Haberkamp
1930 - 2021
Marilyn Ann Beigel Haberkamp, "Mrs. H", 90, went to be with her Heavenly Father on January 9, 2021, at Serenades Memory Care Assisted Living in Winter Garden, FL, after a courageous struggle with dementia. Mrs. Haberkamp was born on July 19, 1930, in Evanston, IL, and was the daughter of Anna and Alvin Beigel. She attended St. Paul's Lutheran School as a child and graduated from Arlington Heights High School in June 1948. She married Robert Haberkamp on February 3, 1951. They resided in Mount Prospect, IL, until 1966, then moved to Orlando, FL, with their three sons.

In Orlando, the Haberkamps purchased a Burger Chef franchise in 1966 and ran this as a family business. At the opening of the Burger Chef in Pine Hills, customers supported the restaurant by lining up at the doors, and this support has continued through the years. During these early days, the Burger Chef was run solely by Mr. and Mrs. H and their three sons, Bob Jr., 12, Tom, 9, and Tim, 9, with the help of a few employees.

In 1983, the franchise became Hardee's. The Haberkamps' restaurant has continued to the present, serving the people of Pine Hills for the last 54 years. This restaurant was Mrs. Haberkamp's first love. Mrs. H served generations of "dear people," as she devoted her life to them and loved them all as they grew and became successful in their own lives. She was proud of each one as they kept in touch over the years, sharing news of marriage, becoming parents, and becoming grandparents. Her many employees and customers were a blessing in her life.

Mrs. Haberkamp was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Orlando. She is survived by her brother Carl Beigel (Maxine) of Lady Lake, FL, and sister Carol Goebbert (Woody) of Davis, IL; sons, Robert Jr. (Rhonda) of Lynchburg, TN, Thomas (Betsy) of Windermere, FL, Tim (Rhonda) of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Robert III (Lori) of The Woodlands, TX, Tori of Miami, FL, Rick (Kristin) of Estero, FL, Michele of Windermere, FL, Stacy (Kurtis), Renee, and Timothy Jr. all of Orlando, FL; great grandchildren, Kate, 11, Robert IV, 8, Carter, 16, Owen, 14, Abby, 6; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Haberkamp was a talented floral designer, with flowers, plants, and big parties being her second love. Over the years, she fashioned seasonal decorations in her Hardee's restaurant and entertained many people there. In addition, she created arrangements for numerous weddings of family members and friends, as well as for their homes and her church.

Mrs. Haberkamp was a kind, Christian lady with a "heart of gold" who will be dearly missed by everyone, but especially by her family and friends. She thanks God for their love and caring. In her words, "Thank you to all of 'Mother's Buddies,' you know who you are. I love you." She also wishes to thank all of the managers and employees since the launching of the Haberkamp restaurant family business because they all had a part in making it the success it is today. "Thanks to everyone," from Mrs. H.

The family would like to thank the staff at Serenades Memory Care Assisted Living in Winter Garden, FL, for their compassionate concern and attention to Mrs. Haberkamp during her stay there. Mrs. H will be dearly missed, but her family finds comfort in knowing her suffering is over and that she is "safe" in the arms of Jesus.

A viewing is available for friends of Mrs. H on Friday, January 15 from 4-8PM at Dobbs Funeral Home, 430 N Kirkman Rd, Orlando, FL. Visitors are asked to follow COVID guidelines on social distancing and mask wearing. Burial will take place on a future date at the St Paul Lutheran Church Cemetery in Mount Prospect, IL.

In lieu of flowers, send donations in Mrs. H's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, 123 E Livingston St, Orlando, FL, 32801.
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Published by Orlando Sentinel from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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Please accept my condolences . I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the word of God comfort and strengthen you when moments of distress appear. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17
January 27, 2021
Our deepest sympathy on your loss. Many fine memories. The Loew Family
Craig Loew
January 23, 2021
You can now rest and and be with the Lord. We will miss you Marilyn.
Sam and Bernice Riggi
January 17, 2021
Our hearts are saddened to learn the loss of Mrs H. She sure will be sadly missed. We are deeply sorry for your loss. May you RIP Mrs H
Bill and Janice Hollihan
January 17, 2021
Mrs. H., Tim, and Tom were wonderful first employers for me back in 1984 as a Maynard Evans student I keep fond memories of them all in my heart. Rest in peace Mrs. H.
Robin Rope Merkel
January 16, 2021
Marilyn was a very special lady. Michele and I got to know Marilyn through Tim and meeting up with them at Hardee´s conventions. She was always so kind and caring. She was that grandmother, mother or aunt that could talk to everyone and just loved people. She always made us feel special when we would see her. I personally would hunt her out in all the people when we would get to a convention because I knew I needed to say hi and give her a hug. First thing I remembered when I met her was I knew she was a very strong willed person. You had to be raising 3 boys running a restaurant you knew she was a tough lady and you just gave her respect. She will be miss by all. She now will have time to Rest In Peace . May God´s blessing be bestowed upon her and God speed. Bruce and Michele Kittleson
Bruce and Michele Kittleson
January 16, 2021
The world has lost an amazing lady. Watching the slide show at the viewing, brought back so many memories in my life of holidays weddings and all kinds of other gatherings in between. I was always met with open arms and a huge hug. You passing leaves a huge hole in our hearts, but I'm sure your dancing on the streets of gold in the presence of angels in peace now, you've earned it.
Tammy guest
January 15, 2021
I was so sad to see that Mrs. H. had passed. I worked for her over 40 years ago and the memories I have from that time are priceless. She taught me so many things . To always do the job right the first time no matter what the job was how big or how small. She provided me with a place to go where I was comfortable, where I felt like I belonged. She always believed in me working there was a refuge from a home life that could be unstable at times. She helped to make me in to the person I am today and for the belief that she had in me I will never forget. She was an amazing woman and someone who I feel I was blessed to have in my life. I'm not sure that she knew how much she influenced my life but she did in so many ways. I have never forgotten my time spent there with her and Tim and Tom and all the people I worked with. I know she's with the angels now but just wanted you to know how very much you meant to me.
Pam Simmons Meadows
January 15, 2021
Dear Haberkamp family, Our prayers are with you as you say goodbye to such a wonderful Mom, Grandma and more. Whatever title she held it was always with love and respect. She was everyone´s mom back when we gathered at the corner after football games. We felt her love and never wanted to disappoint her. It never changed even as we´ve aged. She would welcome you with opened arms and ask about your life. We will miss her. RIP, Mrs. H. With much love,
Tom and Debi Walter
January 15, 2021
Great memories of taking our kids to Burger Chef several times a week after Little League games during the 70's. In 1979 I lost a brother and was depressed and started meeting my husband there for lunch a couple days a week. One day Mrs. H said "you are here so much, you should start working here" I did. The next morning I started my 10 year journey with Burger Chef and Hardees. If anyone could get you out of a depressed state it was Mrs. H. She put me to work and I loved her for it. Over the 10 years of my working for her, Tim and Tom we became so much more than employer and this day I love them all like family. There were so many fun times working for her. The parties, the decorations, the friends who came in, the shopping, our travels together. Mrs. H you will always be loved, missed and remembered. Thank you for everything you did for me over the years. From the first time I met you, you were, and will always be like a second mother to me. You were a fine Christian woman and I know you are in the hands of our Lord now but you will forever be missed here on earth. I will mourn this loss for a very long time because you made such an impression on me and my life. Thank you for the love and the job working for you, our friendship, the many meals we spent together, the parties we put on together and the ones you threw for David and I (our surprise 25th wedding anniversary for one), the hard work you did making and preparing all the flowers for our son, Greg's wedding and bringing them all the way to TN., the love you showed to my family and treated them like your own, the hours spent in your garage making flower arrangements, decorating the restaurant for any and every occasion, allowing David to come in on Saturdays and Sundays to ice the cinnamon biscuits, and so much more. I love you, RIP! I wish I could be there tonite to say my final farewell, but, until we meet again...
Brenda & David Horton
January 15, 2021
Marilyn had a way of touching your heart and making everyone feel like they were special. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. She will always be in my heart.
Merry Joe Moran
January 15, 2021
Tim and family, so sorry to hear of your mom´s passing. She was a really wonderful woman as I knew her from delivering her and Tim´s mail from 1993-1996. I also met with other carriers to have lunch at Hardee´s in your Pine Hills location. Thanks for all you did.
Rick Sotis
January 15, 2021
David (The Provaus, Woody, Pauline, Mark, Donna, Daryl)
January 14, 2021
David (The Provaus, Woody, Pauline, Mark, Donna, Daryl)
January 14, 2021
I always received a warm welcome, an inviting smile, an inquiry of how Mom was doing and on occasion a big hug... from the time I turned 8 through my professional career at Orange County Fire/Rescue. Mrs H provided a safe haven for many. She will be sorely missed. However I´m comforted in her coming home in the Lord´s arms.
David (The Provaus, Woody, Pauline, Mark, Donna, Daryl)
January 14, 2021
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Marilyn love and memories will always be in our hearts always. Her smile and laughter will never be forgotten
Sonny and Hilda Arndt
January 14, 2021
Loved your mom Spent many a day at the corner. Big part of our young life. Condolences to tim tom & her entire family
michelle & dan gentry
January 14, 2021
What a wonderful lady and once she knew you she never forgot your name. From Burger Chef to Hardee´s I remember her friendly smiles and always wanted to know what you were doing and she became friends with my Mom and Dad. Dad said if you needed more gravy for your biscuits she´d bring it on. When my Mom had her knee replaced she came by to see her and they´d talk mostly about Dad,Ollie, she´d remember the extra gravy. My prayers and sympathy to the family.
Dexter Arthur
January 14, 2021
The Weinwurm Family
January 14, 2021
January 14, 2021
Aunt Marilyn was an amazing person - she and my Father grew up together in the Chicago area and our family became intertwined for life. I can remember stories that she would share about how my Grandparents and her Parents would spend time together after church with the fabulous coffee cakes freshly baked by my Grandma Weinwurm. To know that Aunt Marilyn make a full effort to always keep in touch WAY before the technology we have now warms my heart. I loved her more that I can say. She always was a care taker and made sure she knew we each were loved in our own special way!

Memories of fancy dinner parties at her home on Pioneer Road - sit down Chinese Dinner with everyone dressed in 70s Cheongsam dresses. Pool Parties! That home was special for us because of how she made a "production" of events.

She has been part of all of our life events since birth and we are honored to have the entire Haberkamps as out Family. Many trips to the Orlando area to spend time with all the family and our most exciting time is when we could make our own shakes at Burger Chef!

She did the flower for Walters wedding and made the long trip to Savannah for my wedding just 10 short years ago. She was on the first train to Savannah to come see my daughter Sophia and called frequently to check in on her. Each Christmas season Aunt Marilyn would send a gift for Sophia to have a special Christmas dress to wear for church!

She will be missed. Blessed to have the Haberkamps in our lives.
Sandra Wade
January 14, 2021
Prayers and peace be with all the Haberkamp Family in the passing of Mrs. Haberkamp...aka as "Mrs. H" as she was to many of us at Maynard Evans High School. Your smile was there for all to see. I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Mama. The Sellers Family Susan, Bibb and Kathy.
Susan Sellers Johnson
January 14, 2021
Wonderful Christian Woman, and a dear friend from out days at Zion Lutheran Church in Pine Hills. Our prayers are with all of her family.
John & Sherry Fox
January 14, 2021
Mrs H was a wonderful woman and we always looked forward to seeing her at the restaurant, you could always count on a kind word and happy smile from her. We always loved the seasonal decorations, they added so much character to the dining room. She loved everyone and we loved her too!
Judy Turner
January 14, 2021
My first encounter with Mrs. H was back in the 70's when my brothers and I would walk to the Burger Chef to purchase our dinner. We had walked the entire way from home (approx 2 miles) only to discover that we had left our money at home. Now faced with walking home and returning, Mrs. H came up to us and she did something that I'll never forget. She offered us our dinner and we could pay her when we returned. She was that way . . . So giving and accepting of people in their distress. She will be forever engraved in my mind as this gracious and loving lady. She was paid later but the offer still stands in my mind and I will be forever grateful to her. She is a true hero and one of the people that I most looked up to ! She still is !
Bruce Whitten
January 13, 2021
Marilyn was a very special friend. Hardee´s is a place to get a good meal breakfast- lunch and dinner. A place to go to meet with friend and enjoy all Marilyn´s beautiful seasonal decorations that she love to shop for different ideas and it was nice to walk in and see something different, refreshing and it made you feel good. She was a strong Lady and very devoted to Hardee´s. She loved the customers that came in . Everyone was up to date on what was going on in Pine Hills . It was alway nice to have a place like Hardee´s to meet family and friends. Marilyn is going to be missed. So many fun times . She liked to party and decoration´s them all . A lot of fun ,funny stories can be told . Wonderful family - we will miss our Dear Friend Love to her beautiful , loving family- we send our love to you all at this sad time. keep the happy memories in your hearts
Ted & Audrey Moo
January 13, 2021
My deepest sympathy and love for the family. I worked at Hardee's in the late 80's. Ms. H was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed.
Sheila Collar
January 13, 2021
We will miss her very much! Our Son Joey who lives in N.C. is sadened about hearing that she passed!
January 13, 2021
Mrs. H, what a wonderful woman! My mom worked for her pregnant with me. I worked for her pregnant with my son. She was so special to our family over the years! She will be missed. Prayers to the entire family and all who loved her throughout the years.
Jessica Canaan
January 13, 2021
My sweet lady I'm going to miss you so much. Thank you for your kindness, love and friendship. My deepest sympathy and love to the family.
Mayra Raquel Barnes
January 13, 2021
May God Bless you, and as a special friend she will be missed, but never forgotten for her contribution to her beloved friends and Pine Hills Florida.
Pastor Dennis A. Ickes
January 13, 2021
Deepest sympathy to the Haberkamp family and to the community. Mrs. H sounded like a wonderful woman who will surely be missed.
Dana VanMeerhaeghe
January 13, 2021
I enjoyed working at Hardee's for Mrs. H. Prayers of comfort to her family.
Hazel (Moncrief) Wimpy
January 13, 2021
My sincere sympathy. Your Mom was a Special Lady!
Marilyn Roberts
January 13, 2021
Marilyn was a loving friend. She was compassionate and caring about our family. We will meet again. Prayers to her family.
Marian Conner
January 13, 2021
I worked for Mrs H. for a short time but I loved her and appreciated her very much. She will be missed. She made a difference. Prayers for the family during this time of Loss.
Ruby Moncrief
January 13, 2021
I have known the family and Mrs. H since they first opened the Burger Chef in 1966. Mrs. H always demanded great customer service and was always happy to share a kind word with a visitor. When the restaurant changed to Hardee´s she gave me a set of the Burger Chef salt and pepper shakers because of my long time love of BC. I still have them. God Bless all of the family and Mrs. H thank you for decades of great memories and all those Big Chefs !!!
Bill McEachnie
January 13, 2021
I've known Mrs. H for 40+ years and always enjoyed chatting and catching up with her when I'd stop in for breakfast. She will be missed. So sorry for your loss.
Vicki Ferber
January 13, 2021
I wish we would have a town full of Mrs h this would be a great place to live any one who knew her has had a great loss
David knight
January 13, 2021
Mrs. H was a wonderful woman who ran a successful business. She knew the names of all her faithful customers and they returned for decades. My first job was at Hardee´s and I developed a strong work ethic because of the expectations she set of her employees, for that I will always be thankful. Praying for the entire Haberkamp family.
Kerry Krause Montfort
January 13, 2021
Prayers to the family. Mrs H (as we all called her) was the sweetest lady. Saw her a couple years ago in the dollar store and she still knew me by name. Many great memories at her restaurant.
Kim Bracey
January 13, 2021
So sorry for your family's loss. She was a force of life. Diane Plate and Wes Dawson
Diane Plate
January 13, 2021
I treasure the time we had together. The memories are too many to count. R.I.P Mrs. H
Janine Rockefeller
January 13, 2021
She was a peach I have known her since the 70´s and every time I stopped by she had a smile and her big hearted comments. She is Pine Hills. R.I.P. sweetheart. God bless her and her amazing family.
DebbieSue Johnston Fleck
January 12, 2021
She was a wonderful woman. The family is in my prayers.
Tami Waters Marcum
January 12, 2021
Sorry for the families loss I only met her one time when I visited my sister and her husband. In Ocoee FLA. we were at Hardee's she had her walker with a beautiful smile. My Grand Daughter and I were visiting from Georgia. I pray for strength and courage and comfort and peace for the family God Bless Always From Georgia.
Frances Stone
January 12, 2021
Mrs. H. was like a second mother to those of us teens who worked at Burger Chef in the late 1960s. She epitomized what the true spirit of what Pine Hills was. Always tough, but fair... and kind to all. She will be missed. My condolences to all who have known her. We have lost someone special. Farewell, my dear old friend.
Chuck Bratcher
January 12, 2021
Mrs. H . Was a kind and loving person. From the very first time we meet her . She made you feel loved . Mrs H . Was a mother to many people that came to Hardee´s she will be missed dearly . Sending love and prayers to the family. Bob & Gwen Schoeneman
Bob & Gwen Schoeneman
January 12, 2021
Marilyn was a very special lady. She was so kind and caring. She will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Gail Wilke Robinson
January 12, 2021
deepest sympathy for your loss. she will definity be missed .
elaine ward
January 12, 2021