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Obituary: Carl A. Haab Jr., Nashville

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Carl A. Haab Jr., 95, of Nashville, passed away at 5:43 p.m. Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana Inpatient Facility. He was born June 3, 1918, in Bremen, Indiana, to the late Carl A. and Blanch Snobarger Haab.

Carl graduated from Bremen High School and worked in the family grain elevator business until his enlistment in the Army Air Corps during World War II. He served as a Technical Sergeant with the 1596th AAF Base Unit and was honorably discharged on December 17, 1945. He married Joan Terwilliger on August 19, 1951, in Goshen, Indiana.

His family was the most important thing in his life and provided a large family farm where all the children resided. He loved living in Brown County among the trees and hills he enjoyed so much and raised horses for many years. He took pride in maintaining his property and was mowing his own lawn up to shortly before his passing. He was an avid Colts and IU fan. He will be sadly missed by his family who will always be reminded of his character, strong work ethic and positive outlook on life.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Jonathan Moore Pike.

In keeping with Carl's wishes, cremation is planned. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.

Online condolences may be sent to the Haab family at

Carl is survived by his wife, Joan Haab; children, Kathleen McGow, Carol (Kent) Johnson, and Kristina (Don) Taylor, all of Nashville; a sister, Mary Belle Henry; grandchildren, Jeremy Black, Corey (Kerri) Sullivan, Molly McGow, Jeffrey (Melissa) Johnson, Matthew (Aimee) Johnson, and Melissa Scott; and great-grandchildren, Madelyn and Ethan Johnson, Grayson and Clara Sullivan, and Katelyn Johnson.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

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