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John Paul Habrel

Died: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Age: 86
John Paul Habrel, 86, Genoa City, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2013, at Aurora St. Lukeís Medical Center in Milwaukee.

He was born in Chicago on April 28, 1927, the son of the late Thomas and Mary Kustak Habrel. On October 23,1948, in Genoa City, he married Norma Jean Schwandt. He moved from Chicago to Genoa City in 1946.

John served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and Korea. He started Habrel Builders in 1963 and started Habrel Subdivision on Sterling Drive in Genoa City in 1974. He built many additions and many remodel jobs in the Genoa City area.

He was an assistant Cub Scout Master and past commander and member of the Sponholtz-Deignan American Legion Post 183 in Genoa City.

John is survived by his wife, Norma; two sons, Gene (Barb), Lake Geneva, and Eric (Nancy), Genesee Township; six grandchildren, Chris (Tracy) Habrel, Kim Habrel, Katie Habrel, Mike Habrel, Aaron Habrel and Laura Habrel; a great-grandson, Harrison John Habrel; a great-granddaughter, Norah Katherine Habrel; and many loving nieces, nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law. He will be greatly missed by his wife, sons and their families.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark; four brothers, Robert, William, Edward and George; and two sisters, Dorothy (Ted) Samocki and Bernice (Marvin) Klaas.

Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m., Saturday Sept. 7, at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Twin Lakes (meet at church). Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Haase-Lockwood and Associates Funeral Home and Crematory in Genoa City. Memorial remembrances may be made to the Village Garden Club of Genoa City or the Genoa City Lions Club. For online guestbook, go to haaselockwoodfhs.com.

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