Allan B. Haacke, 66
Allan B. Haacke, 66, of Port Washington, died Thursday, July 22, 2010, at Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa after courageously battling cancer for several years.
He was born May 11, 1944, in Milwaukee, the son of Norman and Ida May Small Haacke. He was a 1962 graduate of Muskego High School and attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on a football scholarship. After graduating, he taught elementary school in Wasco, Calif., for three years before returning to Wisconsin to teach in the Mequon-Thiensville School District. For more than 40 years, special education was his passion. He continued his career by teaching at UW-Milwaukee and Concordia College. While teaching at Homestead, he coached the varsity girls golf team and the junior varsity girls soccer team in Port Washington.
He was a city of Port Washington alderman from 2003 to 2009 and served on the Port Washington –Saukville School Board for nine years, serving as president for five years. He was a member of Grand Avenue United Methodist Church in Port Washington and a former member of the Port Washington-Saukville Jaycees. From 1981 to 1997, he served as camp director for the Milwaukee County Council, Boy Scouts of America, Lefeber Northwoods Camp.
On Dec. 24, 1966, Al married Nancy Conway at St. Paul’s Community Church in Waubeka.
He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his three daughters, Stephanie (Eric Schneeberger) Haacke of Minneapolis, Carrie (Eric) Haacke Golden of Richmond, Va., and Sarah (Kahlil Byrd) Haacke of Washington, DC; two granddaughters, Kate and Charlie Haacke Golden; his brother-in-law, Larry (Sue) Conway of Random Lake; his brother, Kenneth (Mary Ann) Haacke of Oakfield, N.Y.; his niece, Cindy (Craig) Conway-Haas of Port Washington; two great-nieces and one great nephew.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his in-laws, Beth and Donald Conway.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 30, at 4 p.m. at Grand Avenue United Methodist Church, Port Washington, with Pastor David Guse officiating. Burial will be in Holden East Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church on Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Port Washington Historical Society Fire Engine House Endowment Fund are appreciated.
Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is serving the family. For online condolences, please go to www.eernissefuneralhome.com.