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In Memoriam, Sept. 1, 2014

August 29, 2014
William F. Haeger III, who operated four franchises in Chicago’s northwest suburbs in the 1980s and ’90s, died Aug. 18. He was 82.
Mr. Haeger was proprietor of Des Plaines Chrysler-Plymouth in that city, and of Bill Haeger Jeep-Eagle in Arlington Heights. He also was a past chairman of the National Chrysler Motors Dealer Council, 
A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Mr. Haeger also was a past president of the Des Plaines Chamber of Commerce and a former member of the Des Plaines Lions Club and the Des Plaines Elks Club. In addition, the sports fan served as a ball spotter at Chicago Bears games.
 
Survivors include his wife, Marilyn; daughters Kimberly and Patricia; sons Michael, Gary and William; 11 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Contributions appreciated to PAWS Chicago, an animal adoption center, or to The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.
 
Stella M. Hennessy, the mother of CATA Treasurer John Hennessy, died Aug. 21 at age 81.
A longtime parishioner at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Clarendon Hills, Mrs. Hennessy was remembered by her children as "the heart of her family. Her cherished legacy of strength, laughter, generosity, faith and unconditional love will live in our hearts forever."
Her husband of 53 years, Joseph Hennessy, who was the 1975-1977 president of the CATA, died in March. Other survivors include a son, Joseph; daughters Nina, Amy and Catherine; and 14 grandchildren. 
Memorials appreciated to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
 
 

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