|Francis Eugene Hatteberg
Born: September 23, 1926 Died: July 18, 2018
Francis Eugene Hatteberg, 91, was born on the family farm in rural Lisbon on September 23, 1926 to Louis and Marie
Hatteberg. Eugene graduated from Newark High School in Newark, IL in 1944. After graduation, he married his high school
sweetheart, Betty Thompson. They married April 05, 1947 at West Lisbon Lutheran Church in Lisbon, IL where they were
Eugene and Betty lived and farmed their entire life in the Lisbon area. Eugene served for many years at West Lisbon
Lutheran Church as Deacon as well as a leader in the AWANA program with Betty. Eugene and Betty were founding board
members of the Family Bible Camp. They were also involved in many community events including attending many school
events, being Grand Marshalls of the Lisbon Labor Day Parade, and asked to be Santa and Mrs. Claus surprising many kids
during the Christmas season. Eugene also worked as a carpenter and built 57 custom homes.
Eugene was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Marie Hatteberg, his wife, Betty Hatteberg, his sister, Joyce Chally,
and his daughter-in-law, Lisa Hatteberg. Eugene is survived by his brother, Warren Hatteberg (Sally), Lisbon, his daughter,
Linda Kaye Behrens (Jim), Aurora, his son, Gordon Hatteberg (Linda), Morris and his son, Greg Hatteberg, Garland, TX.
Eugene is also survived by his 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.
A visitation is scheduled for 9:00 am to 11:00 am on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at West Lisbon Church, 14381 Joliet Road,
Newark, IL 60541. It will be followed by a celebration of life memorial service at 11:00 am. A graveside service will follow at
West Lisbon Cemetery with a reception at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that gifts be made to West
Lisbon youth group mission trips.
Fruland Funeral Home, 121 W. Jefferson Street in Morris is in charge of arrangements. For more information, call the funeral
home at 815-942-0700.