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John Haller

December 1, 1935 — April 16, 2023

Mount Sterling

John Robert Haller, 87 of Mt. Sterling, Ohio passed away Sunday, April 16, 2023, with his family by his side. He was born December 1, 1935 in Williamsport, Ohio to Carl and Geraldine Haller.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by wife Carol Haller, eldest son Mike Haller, sister Barbara Dailey, Mother and Father in law; Rev Donald and Maxine Carter, Sisters in law; Joyce Weir, Ann Carter, and Marsha Haller. Brother in laws; Larry Schlosser, Sonny Dailey, Mike Carter and Steve Carter.

Survived by son Jeff (Susan) Haller of Bonita Springs FL, Lisa Self of Mt. Sterling, Sister Betty (Jack) Keaton and Brother Roger Haller, Brother in Law Don Carter, and Sister in laws; Sharon Carter and Debbie Carter. Grandchildren Amber and Christina (Kevin) Haller, Lindsey and Nick Haller, Lauren (Derick) Hignite, John Jacobs, Jamie (Dempsey) Haning and Abby (Aaron) Bailey, 11 great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews, and his pet family; Socks and Pedro who he loved dearly.

Even after retiring from the State of Ohio 21 years ago, his work never stopped. You could always find him out and about. He loved to talk, to the point where it was necessary to hide air tags in his car to track him down if he stayed too long. John never met a stranger, and loved his community. Even after moving from his home of 45 years, he still returned there every morning and evening to feed his “livestock” which included the squirrels in the trees up and down the street. There was always a supply of peanuts and dog treats in his car that never ran out, just in case. Our father was a master carpenter,
who could turn any piece of wood into a thing of beauty, and many friends and family members have his creations to cherish. He was truly the “go to” guy if you were building, creating or just repairing something.

To people reading his obituary in the Community who may not have known his name, he was the happy guy who dropped off groceries, toys, and socks in the winter to kids he felt just needed something extra. He was also the gray haired man you may have seen buying his favorite thing – scratch off lottery
tickets. We’re so very proud of his positive and generous nature, and couldn’t have asked for a better man to call dad and papa.

Visitation will be held Friday, April 21, 2023 from 4-7 PM at the PORTER-TIDD FUNERAL HOME, 331 W. MAIN STREET, MOUNT STERLING, OH, 43143.

A Lunch/Celebration of John’s life for friends and family will be held at the Mt. Sterling Community Center at 11:30 AM, on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

In lieu of flowers, please direct any donations to one of our dad’s favorite charities – The Mt. Sterling Community Center Food Pantry.

To send flowers to the family in memory of John Haller, please visit our flower store.

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Friday, April 21, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 22, 2023

Starts at 11:30 am (Eastern time)

Mt Sterling Community Center

164 E Main St, Mt Sterling, OH 43143

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