Thomas Haberichter

Thomas C. Haberichter, 56, of Waukon died Sunday, August 31, 2014 at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City as a result of injuries from a motorcycle accident near Dubuque earlier that day. Funeral services were held Saturday, September 6 at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon, with Fr. Jim Dubert officiating. Burial was at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Waukon.
Thomas Charles Haberichter was born June 9, 1958 in Waukon, the son of Vernis Charles and Helen Jane (Egan) Haberichter. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Tom attended school in Waterville through the second grade, at St. Patrick School in Waukon through eighth grade, and graduated from Waukon High School in 1976. He went on to attend Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, where he graduated in Computer Operations.
September 7, 1985, he married Nancy Ann Decker at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Waukon. Tom’s working career began right after graduation with Meadowland Dairy in Waukon, which later became Wisconsin Dairies and then Foremost Farms. He worked his way to warehouse supervisor and enjoyed his duties as well as co-workers, especially visiting with the drivers every day. After working 33 years the dairy closed and he took a job at 3M in Prairie du Chien, WI for a year. Currently, Tom was working at Aveka in Waukon.
Tom was an active member of St. Patrick Church, where he was a former parish council member and served as an usher. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed fishing and hunting, especially for pheasant. An avid motorcycle enthusiast, he loved touring the area taking less traveled roads and truly enjoyed his outings with the Wednesday Night Riders. He and Nancy have taken a major trip on their motorcycles every year visiting much of the United States and into Canada.
Tom enjoyed people and loved to visit with new acquaintances and many friends who appreciated his good sense of humor. He was a very devoted family man, spending many weekends camping with his family. As a husband and father, he was always willing and available to help in any way he could, and the relatively new role of grandfather was one he truly loved.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy, of Waukon; three children, Stephanie (Kevin) Eslick of Cedar Rapids, Jarod (Molly) Haberichter of New Hampton and Jonathan (friend Emily Spartz) Haberichter of Johnston; two grandchildren, Kayden Haberichter and Carter Eslick; his parents, Vernis and Helen Haberichter of Waukon; a brother, Richard Haberichter of West Des Moines; a sister, Sheri (Dean) Rowe of Fredericksburg; and his mother-in-law, Sharon Decker of Waukon.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Shawn Michael Haberichter; and his father-in-law, Robert Decker.
Honorary casketbearers were the Wednesday Night Riders. Casketbearers were Lou Swenson, Dale Zweibohmer, Reggie Rowe, Kevin Eslick, Chuck Votsmier and Tim Valley.
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