John Owen Von Haden, 76, of Augusta, WI, died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018 at the Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls. John was born Sept. 26, 1941 to Kathryn and Adolph Von Haden. He attended Dells Country School and graduated from Augusta High School in 1960.
John served in the U. S. Army from 1963 to 1965. He was a life-long member at Grace Lutheran Church in Augusta. John spent his life farming the land surrounding the home place north of Augusta. He enjoyed coon and fox hunting, horse pulls, driving his John Deere tractors in the Bean and Bacon Days Parade, and taking Sunday afternoon rides through the countryside with Joan. John appeared to care little for the accumulation of wealth or “things”. Instead, he will be remembered as expressing excitement or admiration over a coon dog, a big, strong work horse, an old tractor, or maybe an especially colorful chicken. The wealth that John possessed was found in his relationships with his family, friends, neighbors and the land he worked.
John is survived by his longtime companion, Joan Johnston; son, Ken Johnston both of Augusta; sisters: Barb Anderson of Cadott and Dorothy Perkovich of Augusta; brother, Jim Von Haden of Fall Creek; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceeded in death by his parents; sisters: Irene Collier, Mary Henke, and Esther Stelter; brothers: Dean and Len Von Haden; brothers-in-law: Len Anderson, Elton Collier, Don Henke, Don Perkovich, and Ken Stelter.
A memorial service for John will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. Visitation will be one hour before services. A special thank you to all who have cared for John along his journey who include Dr. Kazelka and staff at Marshfield Clinic, former staff at Fall Creek Valley Nursing Home and the staff at the Chippewa Veterans Home.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com.