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Willis Haare

September 9, 1929 — August 26, 2019

Willis Lee Haare, age 89, of Chillicothe, passed away on Monday, August 26, 2019 at Apostolic Christian Skylines in Peoria.

Will was born on September 9, 1929 in Beardstown, IL to Guy Forest and Irma Dell (Robinson) Haare. He married his high school sweetheart, Norma J. Kuhlmann, on October 15, 1950 in Beardstown. She preceded him in death on December 12, 2014. Also preceding him in death are his parents; one daughter, Carol; and his brother, Eugene.

Surviving are his daughters, Janet Perez of Chillicothe, IL, Kathleen (Robert) Donath of Chillicothe, IL and Sharon (Bill) McCarthy of Wake Forest, NC; 11 grandchildren, Eli (Morgan) Perez, Nathan Perez, Joel (Brittany) Perez, Rachel Perez, Megan (Jason) Morrell, Joshua McCorkle, Hannah (Dylan) Zindel, Isaac (Cassie) McCorkle, Molly (Kyle) Ingraham, Jacob McCarthy and Hayley McCarthy; and four great-grandchildren, Gabriel, Isaiah, Ezekiel and Selah.

First and foremost, Will loved his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War before working as a lineman for CILCO. After 45 years, he retired as Manager of Electrical Operations. Will was a member of Chillicothe Bible Church and Pearce Community Center. He enjoyed fishing, snowmobiling and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. Will loved spending time with his family and he was very active in his grandkids lives. He and Norma never missed a game or activity that the grandkids were involved in.

Services will be held on Friday, August 30, 2019 at 11am at Chillicothe Bible Church. Visitation will also be on Friday at the church beginning at 9am. Rev. Joe Horn will be officiating. Burial will be at Chillicothe City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Chillicothe Veterans Memorial Project or to the charity of the donor's choice. Arrangements were handled through Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe.


AUG 30. 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Chillicothe Bible Church
434 West Moffitt Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523


AUG 30. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Chillicothe Bible Church
434 West Moffitt Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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