Frank Haban of Fort Atkinson died on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 surrounded by his wife and children.
He was born in Racine, WI on April 13, 1919, the son of Andrew and Filomena (Sevcik) Haban. Frank was joined in marriage with Elizabeth Baker on October 6, 1945 in Racine at the Atonement Lutheran Church. He graduated from the Univeristy of Michigan, Ann Arbor on January 1949, earning degrees in Chemical and Metalurgical Engineering.
In 1977 he left his home in Manitowoc, WI to work at Moore's Seafoods in Fort Atkinson from which he retired in 1986. During his career Frank developed and patented numerous products in chemistry, food production and equipment manufacturing. Frank was named Scientist of the Year on Monday, November 13, 1995 for the Fort Atkinson Science Fair.
He was a long time member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Fort Atkinson. He enjoyed gardening, music, woodworking and antique furniture restoration. Frank's family was his first priority, instilling the importance of family in his children and grandchildren.
He is survivied by his loving wife of 64 years, three children Enid Haban-Megahed of Madison, Erwin (Mary) Haban of Manitowoc, and Gloria Brunk of Jefferson; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; 3 siblings, Joseph Haban of Racine, WI, Mary Gerber of Grand Island, FL, and Helen Jorstad of New Hope, MN.
He was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Haban; a grandson, Omar Megahed; and a brother Andrew Haban Jr.
Friends may call from 3 to 6 pm Sunday, October 4 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 Barrie St., Fort Atkinson. The service following at 6 will be officiated by Rev. Bryan Engfer and Rev. William Beyer.
Burial will be Monday, October 5, 9am at Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Atkinson.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Frank's memory may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church Memorial Fund or to the Rainbow Hospice Inpatient Center Fund.
The Nitardy Funeral Home, Fort Atkinson is assisting the family