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Michael Edward Haskin

October 23, 1953 - July 4, 2021

Michael Edward Haskin Michael Edward Haskin
  • VISITATION
    July 9, 2021 | 4:00 to 8:00 P.M.
  • Yurs Funeral Home
    405 E. Main Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Funeral
  • July 10, 2021 | 10:00 A.M.
  • St. Patrick Catholic Church
    400 Cedar Street
    St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  • Burial Location
    Union Cemetery, St. Charles, IL

Michael Edward Haskin passed away on July 4, 2021 after a courageous, albeit brief fight with esophageal cancer. He was able to spend his final days at home, surrounded by loved ones.

Mike was born in St. Charles, IL on October 23, 1953, the son of Glenn and Dorothy Haskin. He is survived by his sister Jane (Ben) Deutsch, brother Steve (Diane) Haskin, cousin Sue (Charles) Villanova and dear friend Brad Hoag. He is also survived by 9 nieces and nephews: Aimee (Tom) Lentz, Meghan Deutsch, Bridget (Kenric) Feldpausch, John (Jackie) Deutsch, Elizabeth Deutsch, Kevin Haskin, Melissa (Paul) Quick, Kyle Haskin, and Molly (Jesse) Gibbs. And many great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Marcia Haskin.

Mike grew up in St. Charles and graduated from St. Charles High School in 1971. He was part of four generations who worked at Blue Goose Supermarket. He then went on to graduate from Northern Illinois University in 1975, pursuing another family tradition of a career in education. After teaching middle school for two years, he began teaching at JB Nelson Elementary School in Batavia, where he impacted student lives for over 30 years, retiring in 2008. Following his retirement he was able to enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends. In his final days he expressed gratitude for the wonderful life he had lived and for all the people that were part of it.

Mike’s absence will leave a great void. He was a devoted brother, loving uncle,  attentive friend, and a constant at family get togethers. He was full of warmth, humor, and great stories. His early departure from this world will sadly leave many family stories untold. Mike will be dearly missed by his family, friends, neighbors, and his little dog Desi.

Visitation will be 4-8:00 P.M., Friday, July 9, 2021, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. Funeral Mass will be 10:00 A.M. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, 400 Cedar Street, St. Charles, IL 60174. Burial will be at Union Cemetery, St. Charles. Contributions in Mike’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Condolences


Mim Smith from Aurora, IL

"It was a pleasure to work with Mike at Nelson School. He was unfailingly kind, caring, and unflappable."


Renee' Schulz from Colorado Springs, CO

"Sending love to all the family."


Laurie Raap from Batavia , AK

"I had the privilege of having this wonderful man for a neighbor for 30 years of my life. I will be forever grateful for our friendship. He was surely one of the nicest, kindest people I have ever met. Love and condolences to the family for this huge loss. You are in my prayers."


Jenna from Batavia, IL

"He was a wonderful teacher who left a lasting impact on many, such as myself."


Mary LaBuda from Batavia , IL

"One of the best teachers my daughter ever had. I still exchanged Christmas cards with him every year. RIP Mr. Haskin You were loved!"


Mary LaBuda from Batavia, IL

"Hands down one of the best teachers my daughter ever had. We still sent Christmas cards to each other every year. RIP Mr. Haskin You were loved!"


Kaysie from Mebane, NC

"Mr. Haskin was my teacher at JB Nelson and was an absolute pleasure. He showed me that I wasn’t as incompetent and as I was lead to believe, like some other teachers I had. He will be greatly missed by many. RIP Mr Haskin"


Shelley Best Ellerston from Pella, IA

"I grew up with Mike in the same neighborhood in St. Charles. He was my first “date” as a young teen to a dance. Dorothy was the secretary at Davis School where my mother, a good friend, later taught. I have so many childhood memories with the boys in the neighborhood! We had lost touch over the year. Interesting to know we had both gone into education! My sympathy and love to Mike’s family and friends. He was a very special guy!"


Cindy Spurgeon from Batavia, IL

"Many years ago, I worked with Mike at JB Nelson and considered him one of my dearest friends at the school. We shared many moments of laughter and I will always remember those times and Mike with a smile. He was a wonderful, caring teacher and friend. His students adored him, as did those who worked with him. He will be missed by many."


Ellen Maglio from St Charles, IL

"Prayers and thoughts to Mike's loving family and friends."


Sue Villanova from St. Charles, IL

"We certainly had some great times that fond memories are made of. I’m extremely grateful for those times I was able to spend with you. You were always so kind to a everyone you met. In my thoughts and forever in ALL our hearts. Rest In Peace"


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