James Haggerty, 70

James E. Haggerty, 70, a lifetime resident of rural LaFontaine, passed away at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 7, at his home. He was born to the late Saul and Helen (Spence) Haggerty on Nov. 1, 1943 in Marion.

James was in the last graduating class at LaFontaine High School. He married Sandra K. McFarren on Nov. 17, 1962; she passed away Oct. 25, 2003. He worked in machine repair for Genral Tire of Marion, Indiana, then retired from Chrysler of Kokomo.

He is survived by two sons, Todd L. Haggerty (Belinda), Wabash, and Matthew J. Haggerty, Mt. Etna,; three grandchildren, Deborah Haggerty, LaFontaine, Kevin Haggerty and Kyle Haggerty, both of Wabash; great grandchild, Logan Booher, LaFontaine; and a sister, Mrs. David (Brenda) Tomson, Urbana.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12, at McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, with Pastor Brad Wright officiating. Burial will follow in the LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m .until 6 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 11, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are directed to Wabash County Animal Shelter, 810 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

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Posted on 2014 Oct 10