OBITUARY: Joseph Carl Haberli

Joseph Carl Haberli, 80, of West Jacksonport, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018 while in the loving arms of his family at home.

He was born May 16, 1938 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin the son of Milton Haberli and Marvel (Schultz) Haberli.  Joseph attended Sevastopol High School.  On April 23, 1960 he married Mary Lou Martinson at St. Joseph Catholic Church.  Together, they farmed in the Town of Jacksonport since 1962.

Joseph was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport.  He loved spending time with his grandchildren and farming.

Joseph will be sadly missed by his children, Mike (Heidi), John (Laurie), Lisa (Bruce) DeGrave, Lori (Al) Buhrow, Jay (Shannon), Mark (Kathy), and Betsy (Chuck) Ploor; grandchildren, Katie (Mike), Robert (Mallory), Mandy, Tony (Becca), Cara (Todd), BJ, Katie, Molly (friend, Jonathan), Alan (friend, Tamara), Dana (Adam), Juli, Monica (Craig), Matt (Kayla), Melanie (Martin), Mackayla, Sam, Shayna, Joey, Miah, Kody, Ruby, Madi, Austin, Emily, and Ida; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Ethan, Brenna, Charlotte, Chloe, Lacey, Brynlee, Chase, Andrew, Brock, Kaiden, Keegan, Lola, Craig, Oliver, Eloise, Lilly, Luna, Bella, Mia, and Lucia; sisters, Audrey Hempel and Gloria (Frank) Bley; special friend, Mary; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary Lou; daughter, Kim; sons, James and Paul; grandson, Drew; granddaughter, Amber; sister, Barbara Haberli; brother-in-law, Darrell Hempel; and sister-in-law, Rosalie Roatch.

Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church in West Jacksonport, with the Rev. Peter Lindemann officiating.  Burial will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit with Joseph’s family at Huehns Funeral Home in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 from 4 pm until 8 pm and at Zion Lutheran Church on Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 10 am until 10:45 am.  A devotion will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday at 6 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Zion Lutheran Church for a new church sign.

Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. & Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Joseph may be shared with his family through his tribute page at

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