Harriet L. Habegger

    Harriet L. Habegger, 77, of Berne, passed away Wednesday morning, July 31, 2013 at Swiss Village after a short illness.
    Harriet was born to the late Oren A. and Nina B. (Hossler) Nicloy on June 20, 1936 in Fort Wayne.
    She married Merlin W. Habegger on April 5, 1969.
    Harriet was a member of First Missionary Church where she taught Sunday School. She was an integral part of her husband's construction business, M.W. Habegger Construction. She also worked in the office of Meshberger Stone Co, Fort Wayne State School and Fort Wayne City Schools.
    She was an active member of the Berne Garden Club. Her interests included reading, gardening, quilting and making teddy bears for overseas missions.
    Among survivors are her husband, Merlin; son, Steven (Nan) Habegger of Knoxville, Tenn.; two daughters, Jane K. (Robert) Summers of Berne and Carol S. (Steve) Counsell of Indianapolis; special daughter Laurie (John) Kaeser of Berne; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
    Harriet was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Gene Nicloy.
    Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Saturday, August 3, at Swiss Village, and from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, August 4, at First Missionary Church.
    Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, also at the church, with Pastor Max Haines, Pastor Paul Patton and Pastor Stan Zurcher officiating.
    Burial will follow in MRE Cemetery in Berne.
    Preferred memorials are to First Missionary Church and/or Family Life Care.
    Online condolences may be made at www.yagerkirchhofer.com.