Eighty-six-year-old Fort Jones resident Donald Wayne Haack passed away Jan. 7, 2019, at Shasta Regional Hospital in Redding.
Don was born on July 7, 1932, in Grand Island, Neb., to William and Elsie Haack. He graduated from Grand Island High School in 1950 and was drafted in the U.S. Army shortly thereafter. He was a Korean War veteran. He lived in Burbank, Calif., for many years, working for an airplane parts company.
In 1972, he married Ginger Hart. Eventually, they moved to Weaverville, where he drove a school bus for Lewiston Elementary School for many years. Don was a member of the First Baptist Church in Weaverville. After retiring, they bought a small ranch in Fort Jones, and lived there for more than 20 years. Don was also a member of the American Legion, and he and Ginger were active in the Etna Berean Church. They loved their friends of the congregation.
Don is survived by his wife of 46 years, Ginger; a daughter, Sue Haack; and a step-daughter, Rebecca Ware, who was at his side when he passed to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Don is also survived by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Josie. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Ricky Haack; two sisters and a brother.
A memorial service for Don will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Etna Berean Church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contribution may be made to the Rescue Ranch, P.O. Box 1192, Yreka. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family, and online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com.