Dainne Kay Haberlan, 67 - October 03, 2013Dianne Kay Haberlan, 67, of Johnson Lake, formerly of Lincoln, passed away Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013, at Kearney.
A visitation took place on Sunday, and will also be conducted from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday, with family present from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday at Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St., Lincoln.
Services will be conducted on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, located at 8550 Pioneer Blvd., in Lincoln, with the Rev. Wayne Alloway officiating. Burial will be at the Kearney Cemetery at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Gary Main officiating.
Haberlan was born at Omaha on Oct. 10, 1945. The family moved to a farm near Jansen for several years before moving into Fairbury after a fire destroyed their farm home.
She graduated from Fairbury High School and went on to attend business college at Fargo/Morehead, MN, living with her brother Bill until graduating. She earned her degree and obtained a book keeping job in Bismarck, ND, taking a train back and forth to Fairbury several times.
Haberlan applied to and was hired by Dana F. Cole and Company in Lincoln so she could be closer to her family. She started at Dana Cole on Sept. 1, 1967, and the following year in June, Dana Cole hired her husband-to-be, Bill Haberlan.
The couple dated on weekends and they eloped and were married on Sept. 26, 1968, at Grace United Methodist Chapel at 27th & R Street in Lincoln with their best friends standing up for them. They honeymooned at a cabin on the Blue River at Milford. To this union, two daughters were born, Angela and Teresa.
Both her daughters graduated from the University of Nebraska Medical Center at Kearney and become registered nurses, and nurse practitioner.
Haberlan continued employment at Dana F. Cole and Company for 46 years becoming partner in 1990. She was a dedicated employee to her profession, family members said. She retired from the firm Dec. 31, 2010, but continued working on a part-time basis.
She was active with several professional and social organizations including past-president of the Lincoln Estate Planning Council and member of the Daughter’s of the Nile. She was also very active with Sesostris Shrine organizations supporting her husband with his Shrine activities for several years.
Haberlan and her husband moved to their home at Johnson Lake this past January on a full-time basis to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
Although she was employed at a very demanding profession, she always found time for her family and supported them in every way, and was a fabulous wife, mother and grandmother in every respect, the family said.
She was professional and the type of person that never had a bad word to say about anyone, always finding the good in everyone she met, according to family members. She would help anyone with anything, always put her family’s needs ahead of her own and loved spending as much time as she could with her husband, daughters and all of her grandchildren.
Haberlan was preceded in death by: her parents, Lyle and Ruth (Dragoo) Hiatt; a brother, Bill Hiatt.
Survivors include: her husband, Bill of Johnson Lake; her daughters—Angela (Haberlan) and Ron Howard of Johnson Lake, and their children—Cody Larson, Amanda Larson, Noah Larson, Sidney Howard and Shelby Howard; Teresa (Haberlan) and Shawn Munster of Kearney, and their children—Christopher Larson and Carson Munster; a sister, JoAnn (Hiatt) and Garry Harper of Omaha; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.
Memorials are suggested to the Lincoln Foundation Book of Memory, the Sesostris Shrine Transportation Fund and to Haberlan’s family.