Roland Neff Haimbaugh, Jr., “Skeet” as he was affectionately known, 72, of Lebanon, passed away peacefully, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012 at Hickory Creek Health Care in Lebanon.. Born Oct. 8, 1939 in Hammond, he was the son of Roland and Catherine Ridgley Haimbaugh of Munster; they preceded him in death as did his brother, John and his nephew, Robert.. Skeet was a 1958 graduate of Hammond High School where he excelled at basketball. He earned an arts degree from Lincoln College in Lincoln, Ill., and an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army.. Mr. Haimbaugh was an outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing and making fishing flies. A generous giver throughout his life, he was a faithful servant of the Presbyterian Church with recent affiliation at First Presbyterian Church of Lebanon.. Mr. Haimbaugh is survived by his sister-in-law, Connie Haimbaugh of Zionsville; his nephew, David Haimbaugh of Dublin, Ohio; niece, Elizabeth Demaree of Zionsville; and his dearest friend and caretaker, Terri Thorn.. Services with Military honors will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Flanner and Buchanan –Zionsville, with the Rev. Terri Thorn presiding following a visitation from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.. Mr. Haimbaugh will be laid to rest next to his parents at I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Rochester.. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 128 E. Main St., Lebanon, IN 46052.. Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.
Published on  August 15, 2012