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John ‘Jack’ Haldeman, 75,

John “Jack” Haldeman, 75, of Woodstock, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at the Northwestern Hospital-Huntley.

He was born in Woodstock on May 23, 1945, to George and Rita (Phannenstill) Haldeman. He married Patricia Smith on June 26, 1965, in Woodstock.

Jack was owner and operator of Haldeman and Sons Excavating Co. in Woodstock. He was a graduate of Woodstock Community High School in the class of 1963. He was a volunteer on the Woodstock Rural Fire Department for 30 years and was a lifetime member of the Woodstock Moose Lodge. He enjoyed bowling, softball, fishing, travel, and gambling.

Jack is survived by his wife, Patricia; two sons, Jeffrey (Ann) and Jason Haldeman; two daughters, Jamie (Derek) Schmieding and Jeni Salois; five grandchildren, Alli (Derek), Kali (Sean), Leah (Jessie), Tyler (Ashley), and Kiel (Shanyia); two great-grandchildren, Braylin and Charli; a brother, Ronald (Jane, deceased) Haldeman; a sister, Cheryl (Ike, deceased) Klingenberg; and his faithful dog, Jeanne.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant son, Michael.

All services will be private.

For information, call the Schneider, Leucht, Merwin & Cooney Funeral Home at 815-338-1710, or visit

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