Memorial services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses in Friendship, with Dennis Kitowski officiating.
Visitation will be at the Kingdom Hall from 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 17, until the service.
Roseberry’s Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.roseberrys.com.
Mr. Haviland was born April 8, 1943, in Fort Dodge, Iowa, a son of Ellen Haviland and the late Daniel Haviland. He attended school in Humboldt, Iowa, and, after a move with his parents, he graduated from Tri-County High School in Plainfield in 1961.
He was married to Avis J. Nelson Dec. 29, 1962.
Shortly after their marriage they purchased a hobby farm outside of Bancroft, as he started his career with Consolidated Papers in Wisconsin Rapids.
After subsequent moves to Plover, Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids, he and his wife moved to Adams in 2003.
He was an active member of the Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses for 43 years and served both as an Elder and Ministerial servant within the congregation.
After his retirement from the storeroom at Consolidated Papers in 2000, he chose to increase his time in helping to teach others the Bible.
Survivors include his wife, Avis, Adams; one son, Richard (Cindy) Jr., Bancroft; two daughters, Jennifer (Vian) Coddington, Wisconsin Dells, and Christina (Keith) Zant-Luke, Appleton; mother, Ellen Haviland, Plainfield; one brother, Gary (Judy), St. Claire, Mich.; three sisters, Betty Beggs, Plainfield, Margaret Nelson, Loves Park, Ill., and Linda (Darrell) Hoffman, Plainfield; 10 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one sister, Judy Johnson.