Van Alan Haupert, 69, North Manchester, went to be with the Lord at 1:36 a.m. June 6, 2021. He was the son of Doyle R and Imogene (Beedle) Haupert and he was born in Wabash, Jan. 25, 1952.
After graduating from Manchester High School in 1970, Van married Teresa “Terri” Usher Jan. 5, 1973. He spent his life as a hardworking provider and an honest farmer. Van passed these values and traits down to his children, who then passed them down to their own children. He was always there to lend a helping hand and give encouragement and spiritual guidance. Van’s true mission in life was to inform people of the love and healing that Jesus Christ has for all. He provided education and nurturing to children and worked many children’s ministries, both to local areas and around the world. On Sundays he attended the First Brethren Church in North Manchester.
Most people were never fortunate to see the silly side of Van that came out when his grandchildren were around. He played many games with them and helped them foster vivid imaginations. Van was truly a big kid at heart and loved life to the fullest. No matter if Van knew someone or not, he had the unique ability to strike up a conversation with anyone he encountered.
The loving memory of Van Alan Haupert will be forever cherished by his wife of forty-eight years, Terri Haupert; sons: Chris (Amy) Haupert, North Manchester; and Patrick Haupert, Spencerville; daughters: Jennifer (Chris) Odle, Muncie; and Sarah (Chris) Thompson, Wapakoneta, Ohio; brother, Michael Haupert, Clarkston, Mich.; sister, Susan (Rodney) Warren, North Manchester; ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Van was preceded in death by his parents, Doyle R. and Imogene Haupert.
Family and friends may call from 2-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday, June 11, at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 12, with calling beginning at 10 a.m. at the North Manchester First Brethren Church, 407 North Sycamore Street, North Manchester.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Van Alan Haupert, memorial contributions may be made to 2nd Mile Missions, P.O. Box 733, Winona Lake, IN 46590.
The family of Van Haupert has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.