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Michael C. Haggard

d. April 25, 2013

Michael C. Haggard, age 63, of Andrew, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield.

He is survived by his wife, Mary “Ruth” Haggard; a son, Dan (Misty) Haggard, grandsons, Claude and Maysen; two daughters April Haggard-Desai and Stephanie Haggard, granddaughters, Claudia, Clarissa, and Cassidy; brothers, David (Barbara) Haggard, Russell (Tonya) Haggard, Timothy Haggard, and John A. (Lori) Haggard, Jr.; and sisters, Marianne Goeringer, Janet Rhodes, Teresa (Bill) Payne; numerous nieces and nephews.

Michael is preceded in death by his parents, John and Evelyn; a son, Jeremy Haggard; and a brother, John S. Haggard.

He was born January 27, 1950 in Springfield, Illinois.

Michael was employed at PPG, Sangamo Electric, and Union Bus Terminal prior to his retirement. He was a life-long resident of Williamsville area, where he attended the Williamsville schools.

He served for the U.S. Navy.

Michael was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman, USS Vessole, American Rabbit Breeders Club, Illinois Rabbit Breeders Club, and Springfield Rabbit Breeders Club.

Visitation will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Sherman from 10:00 until time of funeral services at 12:00 noon on Monday, April 29, 2013.

Rev. James Stuenkel will be officiating.

Burial will be held at Indian Point Cemetery near Athens.

Memorials can be made to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.

The family would like to give a special thanks to his VA home care team and his nurse Donnette, who made such a difference in his life.


  1. To the Michael Haggard family, Mike will be missed greatly but we know he is in a better and painless place with his family members that have gone on. He was such a happy young man growing up and enjoy each moment we spent with him. Love and prayers goes out to the entire family, Aunt Rosemarie

  2. Jan, my sympathies on the loss of your brother, Michael. Phyllis Storey

  3. My thoughts are with your family.

  4. May your memories of Michael bring you comfort. My deepest sympathy to you, Ruth, and your family.

  5. Janet, David and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Mike in high school as being very friendly and fun loving. I know he will be missed by many. You are in my thoughts. Sincerely, Peg (Shinnebarger) Overmeyer

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