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Robert Haney

August 25, 1929 — August 25, 2022

Robert L. Haney, 93, of Columbia City, Indiana, died Thursday, August 25, 2022 at Bethlehem Woods Nursing Center in Fort Wayne. Born August 25, 1929 in Fort Wayne, he was the son of Joseph P. Haney and Martha R. (Miller) Haney.

Early in childhood, his family moved to Whitley County. He spent his formable years on the family farm near Collins then he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was a paratrooper in WWII. He served in the 11th Airborne Division and was part of the Occupation of Japan.

After the war he returned to Whitley County and married Joy J. Pettigrew on March 3, 1950. He worked at the Fort Wayne Dana Spicer Axel plant and farmed his entire life. Besides farming, Bob enjoyed traveling. He was member of Columbia City First Church of God.

He is survived by his son, Lt. Col. Mark (Mary) Haney (RET U.S. Army); daughter, Dawn McDevitt; and sister, Hannah Walker. Also, he leaves behind six grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and  many nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Joy Haney; daughter, Jill Gilbert; son-in-law, Stephen McDevitt; brothers, Joseph F. Haney and John G. Haney; and sisters, Arneda Fulk and Arlene Diller.

Visitation will be 2 to 7 pm Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 am Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Johnny McCallister officiating. Burial will take place at Greenhill Cemetery. Memorial donations may be given in memory to First Church of God or Honor Flight Northeast Indiana. Visit to send Bob's family online condolences or sign the online guest book.

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