Harry Haack of Lake Forest, IL passed away on August 1. Born in Hamburg, Germany, he came to the US in 1960. Harry is survived by Rosemary (nee Mueller) his beloved life partner and wife of 40 years and his two sisters Inge Gercken and Jutta Roock, both of whom survive him. Harry will be forever be lovingly remembered by his sisters- and brothers-in-law, 8 nieces and nephews, 7 great nieces and nephews, and cousins. A longtime owner of Westminster Office Machines in Lake Forest and McHenry County Office Machines in Crystal Lake, Il, Harry started an apprenticeship program through which he shared his expertise in machine repair and developing client relationships. He enjoyed playing soccer with the Lake Forest Rangers and refereeing high school games and had a great love of snorkeling in the Caribbean. A long time member of the Delavan Lake Yacht Club, he loved sailing his Flying Scot across the country. Harry had a great appreciation for nature and a particular interest in visiting all of the National Parks. Over the decades he cultivated a beautiful garden at his Lake Forest home. As a veteran of the US Army, he volunteered at the Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Center with the American Legion Highland Park Post 4737. His legacy can be seen in the many lives he touched as a mentor, friend, and confidant, and his spirit and strength will continue to be an inspiration to his family and friends. In lieu of flowers donations can be sent to the American Cancer Society, 225 N Michigan Ave #1200, Chicago, IL 60601, 1-800-227-2345 or https://www.cancer.org/.
On August 24, the Visitation for Harry will be from 9:30 to 10:30 am followed by a Memorial Service at 10:30 am at St. Patrick’s Church (950 W. Everett Rd., Lake Forest). A luncheon will be held at 12 noon at Independence Grove (16400 Buckley Rd., Libertyville). Interment will be private. Info: Wenban Funeral Home (847) 234-0022 or www.wenbanfh.com