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Archive for Tuesday, January 7, 1992

ROBERT A. HAGGART

January 7, 1992

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— A private memorial service is pending for Robert A. Haggart, 90, Laguna Hills, Calif. Cremation is planned. Private services in Lawrence will be announced later by the family.

Mr. Haggart died Saturday, Jan. 4, 1992, at a Laguna Hills hospital.

He was born May 24, 1901, in Ottawa, the son of Dr. Alexander Haggart and Maria Jane Oechsli.

He attended grade school in Ottawa and later moved to Lawrence with his family. He graduated from Oread High School in Lawrence.

He was a member of the Merchant Marines from 1920 to 1955 and served in World War II and the Korean War. During World War II, he also taught navigation at the U.S. Merchant Marine officer's academy at Oakland, Calif., and he carried military supplies from the U.S. West Coast to the Asian Theatre.

While in Lawrence, he owned a creamery, a trucking firm, an amusement park and a coin-operated laundry.

Mr. Haggart also served as an environmentalist for the Kansas State Board of Health. In 1960, he was director of the federal census for the Lawrence area.

He moved from Lawrence to Laguna Hills in 1976.

Mr. Haggart was active in the Lawrence Rotary Club and the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

He married Helen Kirkland on Jan. 6, 1976, in Colorado Springs, Colo. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include two sons, Peter A., Moscow, Idaho, and Robert C.R., Syracuse, N.Y.; a brother, the Rev. James Haggart, Healdsburg, Calif.; three grandchildren; and two stepgrandchildren.

The Neptune Society in Los Angeles is in charge of arrangements.

The family suggests memorials to the American Cancer Society.

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