Rosemary Haire1934 - 2012
On July 9, 1934, in Indianapolis, Indiana, Rosemary Jackson Haire
came into this world, and made it a better place.
She met Warren Haire, a young serviceman, at the age of 18. They
married July 9, 1952 and began a life together that resulted in four children;
Deborah Kay, Jackie Dee, William Warren, and Thomas Phillip. After years of
traveling base-to-base, their family came to Northern Michigan’s Rainy Lake for a
family reunion, and fell in love with the area. Family, friends, and the beautiful area
was all they could see. It was at that point they started their Rogers City life.
As owner and operator of the Radio Tavern for over 20 years, they strived to raise
their beautiful family, It was here they made countless friends that became just like
family and left an impact on the community that remains today.
On April 24, 2012 our cherished Mother and Grandmother was called home to join
the love of her life. Surrounded by those who loved her most, Rosemary’s courageous
battle with Lung Cancer came to an end, completing one journey as another began.
April 24th will not mark a day of sorrow, it will instead mark a day of celebration in
how she lived.
A champion to many and the dearest of friend to all those whose life she touched,
but no more than that of her children and grandchildren, her unconditional love and
selflessness bonding us together. A selflessness that was never more evident than in
her final days comforting her family through heavy hearts.
In passing Rosemary left behind not only family and friends grateful for every second
spent with her, but she also leaves a legacy and an example by which we all should
Rosemary has joined her soul mate and husband, Warren Haire, as well as a
sister Vera Jeauell Phillips, a brother Grover “Sonny” Jackson, 2 sister-in-laws,
Johnnie Templeton and Marge Wilson, 3 brother-in-laws, James Brooks,
Victor Wilson and Wesley Templeton, her mother Ruby Blunk, step-father Jack Blunk
who have preceded her to heaven.
She is survived by a sister Nellie Brooks and a brother James (Linda) Jackson.
Surviving to carry on her legacy and love, are her children Deborah (Kim) Budnick,
Jackie (Jim) Goodeman, William “Bill” (Kathy) Haire and Thomas (Theresa) Haire.
Grandchildren: Shawn (Dawn) Langlois, Bethany (Chris) Dembny,
Bryan (Nicole) Lewandowski-Budnick,
Jesika (Chad) Mikesell-Budnick, Joshua Budnick, Jeanette Baker,
Scott (Janice) Elefanio-Baker, Stacey (Tim)Heneveld,
Terri Letchford, Jeff (Dawn) Goodeman,
Keri (Brett) Goodeman-Oprey, Justine (Derek) Nikolai,
Samantha Haire, Jeramiah Haire, Nikki Haire, and Alyssa Haire
Great-Grandchildred: Dylan Haire, Garrett Pelleran, Tyler Pelleran,
Savanah Saddler-Langlois, Riley Langlois, Noah Dembny,
Hannah Dembny, Amelia Dembny, Caleb Mikesell,
Cerise Mikesell, Ean Elefanio, Zoe Elefanio, Abbi Heneveld,
Zoe Heneveld, Talon Heneveld, Cory Sweeso, Cody Sweeso,
Derek Goodeman, Makenna Goodeman, Kaelin Goodeman,
Jonah Orey, Auriana Orey, and Joshua Orey.
A Memorial will be held for Rosemary on the 19th day of May at 6:00 p.m. at the
International Sports Bar and Grill, please come help us celebrate her life and share
your stories with us. A big thank you to all for the prayers and condolences.
Those wishing to contribute in Rosemary Haire’s memory may make memorial
donations to Vital Care, Hospice, Cancer Crusaders or the
VFW 607 Women’s Auxillary.