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John Haughawout

February 20, 1943 - January 4, 2012


 John D. Haughawout, 68, of Monticello, Indiana died at 5:11 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at St. Elizabeth East Hospital in Lafayette.

He was born February 20, 1943 in Downer's Grove, Illinois to the late Merle and Mary (Montgomery) Haughawout.  He married the former Sheila Fitz on Ocbober 18, 1988 at the Tippecanoe Country Club and she survives.

He was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church.  He was a graduate of Bloomington High School in Bloomington, Illinois and received his Bachelor's in business from Parsons College in Iowa.  He served in the National Guard.

He owned and operated Sign Magic for 23 years.  He was very involved in the Monticello community from which he received much special recognition.  He served as chairman of the Shore Front Committee with the SFLECC.  He was a member of the Tippecanoe Country Club and was involved with the club bridge group.  He enjoyed golf, football, and dancing.  He was a story teller.  Above all, he cherished his family and loved spending time with them.

In addition to his wife, Sheila, he is survived by his children, Jill Haughawout, Grant (Erin) Haughawout both of Indianapolis, Michael (Tracy) Fitz of Carmel, Andrea Parrish of Lafayette; six grandchildren, Nicholas and Ryan Parrish, Blake and Carli Fitz, Cooper and Cameron Haughawout; and one great-grandaughter, Marissa Parrish.

He was also preceded in death by a  grandson, Christopher Parrish.

Visitation will be from 4pm until 8pm (EST), Monday, January 9, at Springer-Voorhis-Draper Funeral Home.  Rosary will  be at 7pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 am (EST), Tuesday, at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church with Father Gerald Borawski officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview I.OO.F. Cemetery, rural Monticello.


Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association.  Envelopes will be available ata the Funeral Home.

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01/09/12 05:45 PM #1    

James (Andrea) Tischler

I was shocked by the sudden passing of John.  At the reunion he seemed just fine.  I enjoyed talking with Sheila and him and reminiscing about all the funny high school stories and adventures.  John was a good friend in high school and we managed to stir up mischievous trouble that mindless teenagers often conjure up.  I'll always remember driving around in his father's new Valiant, you know the kind that had the buttons for gears.  He would rev up the motor and push the first gear button and the car would burn rubber for 100 feet.  So much fun but really bad for the transmission, I'm sure.   On weekends we'd drive that thing all over B-N. 

John was a brainy guy.  He was intellectually talented.  I remember he was the editor of the Aegis, on the golf team and played Dr. Gibbs in "Our Town".  After rehearsals we'd let off steam.  It was so much fun with John, Patsy, Fabulous Foret, Randy and sometimes Tom Murray.  Steak 'n Shake was one of our hangs. 

John wanted to be a pharmacist like his dad, Merle (Merle's Pharmacy).  But I don't think he cut it there.  He was a bit on the lazy side.  A real fun guy who always had a smile on his face.  He had a pleasant easy going style.  He was a good friend in HS and I will miss him.

Gee, is this the specter of things to come?  In a way the reunion in September will become a harbinger of sad things to come.  Yes, folks we are all getting older and will face our eventual mortality.  But it will be especially tough for the survivors who will remember the deceased for all the memories and fun loving times spent together.

Maria and I send our condolences to John's large family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren.  He is very much missed but will not be forgotten.

Andrea (James) Tischler


01/14/12 12:39 AM #2    

Sheila Hepworth

What a always is when one of ours passes.  So sad to hear of John death. Really enjoyed talking to him and his wife "Sheila" at the reunion.  My  thoughts are to the family at this sad time in their life.

Sincerely, Sheila Hepworth

01/14/12 01:11 PM #3    

Milan Jackson (Class Of '63)

John Haughwout from his obituary in Montecello, IN.

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