Lorin Frederick Haupert, 87, formerly of Roann, died at 11:25 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 21, at Timbercrest Healthcare Center in North Manchester, where he had been a resident since June 2011. He was born July 11, 1926 in Wabash County, to Harry and Nora (Burnworth) Haupert.
Lorin was a 1944 graduate of Roann High School. He married Mary Louise Harmon in Roann on July 12, 1947; she died March 5, 2010. He retired from General Tire in Wabash after 33 years, and also worked for several area farmers. He was a member of the Niconza Christian Fellowship in Roann. Lorin traveled throughout the United States, to Jamaica, Haiti, and the Holy Lands. He enjoyed coin collecting, gardening, and selling produce at farmer's markets. He also enjoyed going to church and attending basketball games.
He is survived by five children, Roger (Mary) Haupert, Fort Wayne, Roberta Haupert, Mount Dora, Fla., Timothy (Kelly) Haupert, Macy, Larry Haupert, Huntington, and Mary Lou (Kevin) Musselman, Macy; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, three children, Peggy Harrell, Carolyn Marlene Haupert, and Doug Haupert, and two brothers, Howard and Delbert Haupert.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Roann Chapel, 335 S. Chippewa Rd., Roann, with Evangelist Phil Medsger officiating. Burial will be in Roann Community Cemetery, Roann. Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Saturday and one hour prior to the service, at the funeral home.
Preferred memorial is Roann Covered Bridge Festival Committee.
The memorial guest book for Lorin may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.