• In Memory Of


Russell Joseph Haverkamp

Baileyville, Kansas

04/07/1938 - 08/25/2023

Russell Joseph Haverkamp, 85 of Baileyville, KS, died Friday, August 25th, 2023, peacefully at his home in Baileyville.

Russell was born on April 7th, 1938, at the Axtell Hospital, the son of Peter and Amanda (Heiman) Haverkamp. He grew up on a farm North of Baileyville. Russell attended grade school and graduated from Baileyville High School in 1956. Russell served in the National Guard after high school for 8 years.

On April 11th, 1961, he married Mary Ann Deters at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in St. Benedict, KS. The couple lived on the family farm North of Baileyville that they purchased in 1973.  To this union two children were born, Theresa and James. The couple celebrated 62 wonderful years of married life.

Russell was a member of Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville, KS. Russell sang in the choir since it started. He also belonged to the Seneca Knights of Columbus. Russell served as the President of the church council, Russell and Mary Ann were rosary leaders in the church for many years.

Russell loved his family very much. He was always willing to help them in any way. From helping them mow their lawn, fixing bicycles, airing up any balls for the grandkids, or picking them up from daycare. He would take the grandkids to rodeos and parades. He often showed his grandkids the joys of being a farm kid such as playing in the silage pile, riding in the tractor, and giving them rides on his horse.

Russell enjoyed sports. He loved coaching his son baseball, watching his kids and grandkids play sports, and, as of late, his great grandchildren. Some of his favorite teams to watch are the Kansas City Royals, Kansas State Wildcats, and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Russell enjoyed many trips to Branson with his wife, Mary Ann. They enjoyed playing cards with family, friends and their “Taco Tuesday” card group.

They say farmers never retire and this is true of Russell.  He visited the farm daily, always looking to help until the day he passed.  He especially enjoyed putting up hay.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter on May 15th, 1974, and Amanda on December 19, 1994.  A sister, Beryl Ann Holthaus on August 22, 2013, and a great grandson, Carson James Ringer on July 20th, 2020.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; a daughter, Theresa (John) Sudbeck of Seneca; a son, James (Mary Beth) Haverkamp, of Baileyville; siblings, Kathleen (Arvin) Schraad and Richard (Linda) Haverkamp of Seneca.  7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

The rosary will be prayed at 7 PM on Sunday August 27th, 2023, at the Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville. Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 AM Monday August 28th, 2023, at Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville. The burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorials will be designated at a later date, and sent in care of the family.

A rosary will be prayed at 7 P.M.  on Sunday, August 27, 2023, at the Sacred Heart Church in Baileyville.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 A.M. on Monday August 28, 2023, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Baileyville, the burial will be in the church cemetery.

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  1. Kenny & Diane Keegan on August 25, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    Mary Ann,

    So sorry to hear of your family’s loss. I’m sure he went as he desired, at home and not spending months or years in a nursing home.

    Kenny & Diane Keegan

  2. Joan akin on August 25, 2023 at 1:55 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family

    • Pamela s Barnhill on August 27, 2023 at 12:00 pm

      Mary Ann, I’m so sorry for your loss

  3. David & Duana Huerter on August 26, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Some of our kids, and some of Russell’s grandkids, were in the same class at B & B. Russell, Cletus Broxterman, and my dad, Burton Huerter, usually sat together watching high school games through the years cheering them on. The kids would refer to them as the Three Amigos. Russell and Mary Ann always opened their home to our kids. They were ‘Baileyville Grandparents’ to our kids. He was definitely one of the good ones. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

  4. Kayla and Stephen Hulsing on August 26, 2023 at 11:54 pm

    A beautiful obituary and testament to a life well lived. So sorry, Mary Ann. Hugs!

  5. Renee Wassenberg Uhlich on August 27, 2023 at 7:07 am

    Very sad, always looked forward to visiting with Russell when he was putting up hay or farming. He was so pleasant and I will miss seeing him! A great neighbor!

  6. Rocky & Dana Brock on August 27, 2023 at 8:41 am

    Mary Ann, Jim (Mary Beth) & Theresa (John),

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family. Russell will be missed by so many, he was a soft spoken, gentle man, who loved his family dearly. My God bring you and your families strength and peace during this time. We will miss Russell, he has always held a special in my wife’s heart! Love you!

  7. Elaine Wassenberg Manahan on August 27, 2023 at 12:51 pm

    Mary Ann and family,

    My thoughts are with you. What a wonderful neighbor and friend. Russell will be missed. Kind compassionate and loving man he was!
    Elaine and Wassenberg family

  8. Barbara Deters on August 27, 2023 at 6:13 pm

    I send the family my deepest sympathy! He is sure to be missed by so many! My prayers for you all! +

  9. Millie Heinen on September 4, 2023 at 10:18 am

    So sorry for the loss of your brother!
    My prayers are with you.

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