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Johnnie V. Haupt, 91, of Jackson, passed away Saturday, October 27, 2018, at Rocky Mountain Veterans Medical Center in Aurora, Colorado. Johnnie had been living with his daughter in Elizabeth, Colorado, the past few years.
He was born February 17, 1927, in Millersville, Missouri, to Robert F. and Maggie Mae Moore Haupt. He attended high school in Oak Ridge and worked on the family farm. He and Mary E. Brasher were married June 10, 1950, at the home of the Rev. A. J. Langston in Cape Girardeau. Three children were born to their union.
Johnnie was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving honorably during WWII. He worked many years on the family farm and drove a truck 30 years for Central Packing Company, retiring in 1981. He was a steward for Teamsters Local 600 in Cape Girardeau. After retirement, he worked many years at the former Albert Sander Hardware Store in uptown Jackson.
Loving survivors include two children, Lana (the late Lewis “Butch”) Pierce of Maryland Heights, Missouri, Pam (Larry) Wendel of Elizabeth, Colorado; a daughter-in-law, Kathie (the late Johnnie Steven “Steve” Haupt of Jackson; seven grandchildren, Johnnie D. (Jeanette) Haupt, Robert (Kim) Haupt, Thomas (Nikki) Haupt, Mindy Belue, Jeremy (Liz) Pierce, Christopher (Shellie) Wendel, and Kelsey Wendel; 16 great-grandchildren, Isaiah, Devyn, Aidyn, Graisyn, and Nolyn Haupt, Jordan, Joshua, Jonathan, Jacob, and Julia Pierce, Tommy and Kensington Belue, Wyatt, Emma, Lonnie, and Evelyn Wendel; a sister, Beulah Crites of Jackson; two brothers-in-law, Jerry (Madeline) Brasher of Maryland, Tennessee, Grover (Nancy) Brasher of Alton, Missouri; and two sisters-in-law, Pat Engelhart of Hagerstown, Maryland, Martha Bollig of St. Charles, Missouri; and a host of nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Haupt; his son, Steve Haupt; a son-in-law, Lewis “Butch” Pierce; his parents; and siblings, Frank and Roy Haupt, Elsie Seabaugh, Mary Crites, Linda Haupt, Mollie Wright, and an infant brother.
Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, November 2, 2018, at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
The funeral is at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, November 3, 2018, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Janet Hopkins officiating. Burial and military honors will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, (Voluntary Service) 1700 North Wheeling Drive, Aurora CO 80034. 100% of all donations will go to help Veterans in need.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.
VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System (Voluntary Service)
1700 North Wheeling Drive, Aurora CO 80034