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John "Jack" Haberkorn

February 5, 1924 May 1, 2018
John  "Jack" Haberkorn
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John J. “Jack” Haberkorn. Age 94. U.S. Army/Air Corps Veteran W.W. II. (Ret. Chicago Police District Commander and Ret. Oak Lawn Chief of Police). Beloved husband of the late Pearl Helen Haberkorn nee Goerres. Loving father of John (Maureen), Robert (Kathleen), Thomas (Jane), Carole (Walter and the late John Frank) Dettmann, William (late Sharon), Mark (Janet) and Pamela (Hugh) McGivern. Proud grandfather of 22; Great-grandfather of 43. Dear brother of Joseph (Irene) Haberkorn, James (Barbara) Haberkorn and the late Marion (late Jim) McGuire, the late Edward (Marian) Haberkorn and the late Marge (late Frank) Kelly. Jack was involved in many significant Chicago Police cases, from serving under Lt. Frank Pape’s citywide robbery division, where five fellow officers lost their lives, to assisting parents in identification of remains following the 1958 Our Lady of Angels school fire, in which 92 children and three nuns perished. In 1966, he was a lieutenant at the South Chicago police station during the Richard Speck murder case, and in 1976, Jack made live national network news for his work on the currency exchange robbery at 51st and Halsted where he negotiated a safe hostage release. Visitation Sunday 2:00 – 9:00 P.M. at Curley Funeral Home 6116 W. 111th St. Chicago Ridge, IL 60415. Family and friends will meet at St. Cajetan Church, 2445 W. 112th St. Chicago, IL on Monday morning for Mass of Christian Burial 11:00 A.M. Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. Memorials to The Chicago Police Memorial Foundation 1407 W. Washington Blvd. Chicago, IL 60607 or For Funeral info 708-422-2700 or

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2:00 PM 5/6/2018 2:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 5/6/2018 9:00:00 PM
Curley Funeral Home

6116 West 111th Street
Chicago Ridge, IL 60415

Curley Funeral Home
6116 West 111th Street Chicago Ridge 60415 IL
United States





11:00 AM 5/7/2018 11:00:00 AM
St. Cajetan Church

2445 W 112th St,
Chicago, IL 60655

Family and Friends to meet at Church

St. Cajetan Church
2445 W 112th St, Chicago 60655 IL
United States

Cemetery Details


Holy Sepulchre Cemetery Final Resting Place

6001 W 111th St,
Alsip, , IL 60803

6001 W 111th St, Alsip, 60803 IL
United States

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