Norwood 'Woody' Haveman


Norwood "Woody" Haveman, 94, of Defiance and formerly of Hopkins, left this life Sunday, July 27, 2014, in Defiance, Ohio, and entered into eternity with his Lord.

He was born September 26, 1919, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Conrad and Mamie (Oast) Haveman. Woody was a loving husband, father and grandfather. There was never a piece of "old, tired" furniture he could not "remake or remold" into something wonderful and beautiful. He made this his career for many years and delighted many customers with his wonderful craftsmanship. He celebrated the simple things in life such as his "hole in one" while golfing in Florida. He was also a veteran of the United States Army.

Woody is survived by Doris, his beloved wife of 18 years; his son, Jerry (Sally) Haveman and his other children, Rose (David) Sebright, Boyd (Tammy) Slusser, Danny (Kaye) Slusser, Penny (Bill) Timmer, Paula Sanford, Larry (Leanna) DeGroff, Fred (Val) DeGroff, Darlene (Jim) Page, Debbi (Larry) Kisor; his 24 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren, who Woody enjoyed very much.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alma, and his wife, Lillian.

Woody's life will be celebrated on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 2 p.m. at Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel, Allegan, Mich., where prior to the service, friends may visit with the family as well, from noon-2 p.m. Trayton Lull will be officiating. Interment is at Lakeview Cemetery, Hopkins Township.

Those desiring an expression of sympathy are asked to consider a memorial contribution to: Community Health Professionals Hospice, 1159 Westwood Drive, Van Wert, Ohio 45891. Arrangements have been made under the direction of Gorden Funeral Residence, Hopkins Chapel.

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