John F. Haman Jr., 73, of North Liberty, died unexpectedly at his home Aug. 31, 2011.
John’s wishes were to be cremated. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Sept. 2, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church with Reverend Michael Phillips officiating. Burial was in St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, The Czech-Slovak Museum or The Regina Foundation.
John was born July 9, 1938, in Iowa City, the son of John F. Haman Sr. and Margaret Mount. Growing up in Iowa City, he graduated from St. Mary’s High School. He received his doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Iowa. John worked as a chemical engineer in Texas, Ohio and Michigan for numerous companies, including Ford Motor Co., Sovonics Solar Systems (a partnership of Standard Oil Company), Jacobsen Engineering and Cunningham Engineers Inc.
He was a long time member of St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Iowa City and recently had been attending St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Solon. John was a steam and diesel railroad enthusiast. He enjoyed collecting stamps, coins and postcards and sharing these interests with family. John was an avid Detroit Tigers fan as well as the Iowa Hawkeyes.
He is survived by his sisters, Irene Eimen (Cliff) of Tiffin and Jane Knopick (Jim) of Iowa City, nieces, Mary Zimmerman of Coralville, Katy (Mark) Reiling of Cedar Rapids, Jennifer (Mark) Montgomery of Iowa City, nephew, John (Joni) Knopick of Central City, great nieces and nephews, Jacob, Jake, Hailey, Hunter, Cindy and Adam.
John was preceded in death by his parents and an infant brother James.
Online condolences may be directed to www.lensingfuneral.com