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Joseph Haddy

Joseph L. Haddy, age 76, of Willmar, died Friday morning, January 12, at Bethesda Grand Nursing Home in Willmar.

A visitation for Joseph will be held from 2-5 p.m. on Friday, January 19, at Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar. Interment will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.

Joseph Lee Haddy was born May 12, 1941, in Albert Lea, Minnesota, the son of Joseph and Edna (Harrington) Haddy. He grew up and received his education in the Albert Lea and Conger area. In 1963, joined the U.S. Air Force and served in Vietnam. He was honorable discharged in 1967. Joseph married Lorraine Bauman and they lived in Lakeville and Owatonna before moving to Willmar in 1976. Joseph worked as a field technician for Northern Natural Gas for over 30 years. He retired in 2003 and continued to work as a consultant for a few years.

Joseph was a member of Finstad-Week VFW Post #1639 in Willmar. He was a Boy Scout leader for Troop #565 and continued to be involved in various mentoring an leadership roles in the Boy Scout organization for over 35 years. During his retirement, Joseph was an avid walker and also enjoyed attending his grandkids activities.

He is survived by two sons: Dean (and Casey) Haddy of Farmington and Randy (and Cheryl) Haddy of Sauk Rapids; four grandchildren: Meghan, Lucas, Belle and Ethan; one brother: David (and Margie) Haddy of Rochester; one sister: Alberta (and Robert) Bauman of Rochester; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Earl Harrington.

Cemetery Details

Ft. Snelling National Cemetery
7601 34th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN, 55450-1199


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Joseph's son, Dean, inspired & supported me to be a Scout leader for our Cub Scout Pack years ago & I absolutely loved it! I have great respect for the Haddy's. I met Joseph as attended his grandsons pack & it was such an honor to meet & speak with Joseph. To see Joseph, Dean, & Ethan all in their uniforms at once was quite awesome! I mean, really, how absolutely cool is that. I remember speaking with him & he was such a kind man. Just like his son Dean is. Family tradition & placing that importance with God, family, Community, Helping others, & protecting your Country is ... well the highest type of Character! Joseph, thank you, and to your family, for the years of dedication, passion, & service! We salute you: Boy Scout Oath or Promise. "On my honor, I will do my best. To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; To help other people at all times; To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight." Boy Law: A Scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent. The Scout Law has 12 points. Each is a goal for every Scout. Sincerely, J.D. & Katie Navratil from Troop 116 Mn. From your Son & grandsons Troop.

Katie & J.D. Scout family - January 13 at 01:24 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our love and deepest sympathy. purchased the Red, White & Blue Mixed Fireside Basket for the family of Joseph L. Haddy.

Our love and deepest sympathy. - January 15 at 12:19 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers to the family of U.S. Air Force Veteran Joseph Haddy. We thank Joseph for his honorable and faithful service.From the American Legion Post 167 of Willmar.

Larry Haglund - January 15 at 01:33 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Dish Garden with Fresh Cut Flowers was purchased for the family of Joseph L. Haddy.

January 15 at 01:38 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Thank you Pat! It was good that my dad kept Corey and my brother out of trouble. :)

Dean Haddy - January 16 at 11:24 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Prayers to Dean and Randy Haddy families. Joe will be missed by so many! He was a great friend to myself and husband. Our son Corey looked up to Joe as a great leader of his boy scout troop. Our love and deepest sympathy to Joe and his family. Dwaine, Pat Walthers and Family.

Pat Walthers - January 15 at 07:49 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Peace, Prayers, & Blessings- Yellow and White was purchased for the family of Joseph L. Haddy.

January 15 at 08:07 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Sister Alberta and family purchased the Red, White & Blue Sympathy Standing Basket for the family of Joseph L. Haddy.

Sister Alberta and family - January 16 at 05:14 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

Shades of Purple was purchased for the family of Joseph L. Haddy.

January 16 at 10:09 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

I loved working in the kitchen with Joe for many Boy Scout functions. Whether it was for a camporee, OA conclave, corn feed kick-off, or district dinner you could count on Joe to be there. His egg coffee was always a great highlight.Joe always gave cheerful service even when times were rough. My life has been blessed by knowing him and will have many great scouting memories.

Tris Mische - January 16 at 11:02 PM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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