THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Frederick Haley, 74, of Marinette passed away Friday, May 25 at the Luther Home.
Born Dec. 21, 1937 in Grafton, Mass. to Frederick and Marjorie Allard Haley, he graduated from North High School in Worcester, Mass. and attended Clark University in Worcester.
He served in the United States Army where he met and married the love of his life, Bonnie Reitmeyer at the post chapel at Fort Ritchie, Md. They celebrated 49 years together. He was assistant manager at Sherwin-Williams in Waynesboro, Pa. and in Marinette. He worked for almost 20 years as materials manager at Ansul Tank and then went with RGIS, as an inventory specialist. A member of the Elks Club and the American Legion Post, he loved playing golf and bowling, but most of all he loved to read and do crossword puzzles. He enjoyed his grandchildren so much that he cared for them, taught them and gave them rides home from school four days a week.
Survivors include his wife, Bonnie; five children, Laurette (Dean) Johnson of Little Chute, Jana (Mike) Serwa of Hatley, David of Green Bay, Malisa (Roddy) Heater of Augusta, Kan. and Fred, jr. (Tember) of Menominee; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandson; a special family friend, Jason Duquaine and 120 foster children. He is further survived by two sisters, Marjorie (Gilbert) Fauteux of Chicago, Ill. and Audrey Brown of Ipswich, Mass.; a brother-in-law, Charles Reitmeyer and sister-in-law, Louann Petersen; his mother-in-law, Lucille Reitmeyer and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and father-in-law, Bill Reitmeyer.
Visitation will be held at Hansen-Onion-Martell Funeral Home in Marinette from 3 p.m. until time of the funeral services at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 30 with Deacon Jerome Thetreau officiating.