Dr. Fred Emmett Haggerty

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Dr. Fred Emmett Haggerty, 88, of Greencastle, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020.

Born Feb. 15, 1932 in Dawson, Mont., to parents Frieda and Charles, he was the eldest of six children.

He was preceded in death by brother Ed, sister Florence, first wife Mary Lynn and second wife Nancy.

He is survived by sisters Ann, Jesse and Edna; children Mary Lynn, Fred, Leslie Ann and James; stepchildren Mike, Joel, Tom, Andrea and Sara; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; as well as nieces and nephews.

Fredís early life was spent growing up in the small farming community of La Fontaine, along with his five sisters and brothers, aunt, uncles and cousins during the Depression. During this time, he became an Eagle Scout.

After graduating high school, he joined the Air Forceís cadet program, becoming an officer. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force after serving in the Strategic Air Command as part of flight crews on B-52s and various experimental aircraft in the 1950s.

While in the Air Force he met and married his first wife, Lynn.

He returned to his studies to obtain his undergraduate degree from Indiana University-Bloomington in 1961 and his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1966.

Soon after, Fred, Lynn and their children moved to Greencastle and established his family medicine practice. A giving and dedicated physician, he provided medical care to the local community, including DePauw University, and volunteered his time teaching at IU School of Medicine.

As a recognized professional leader, he served as president of the Indiana Academy of Family Physicians from 1989 to 1990.

Fred was an involved member of the community and held positions of deacon, elder and trustee of Disciples of Christ Church in Greencastle. He was active in community organizations, providing leadership, such as Kiwanis and Rotary.

In his later years, he moved to Brazil to share a home with his second wife, Nancy, and become a loving and active father to her five teenage and young adult children.

Fred loved being with family and many special friends, drinking fine wine and martinis, traveling, reading, astronomy, playing guitar, annually attending the Indianapolis 500 and enjoying classical music.

Memorials and donations can be sent to: COVID-19 Relief Fund|United Way of Putnam County at: http://www.unitedwayofputnamcounty.org/covid-relief-fund.

A graveside service will be held at La Fontaine IOOF Cemetery in La Fontaine on Saturday, May 16 at 3 p.m.

Arrangements are being handled by Glancy H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.

Online condolences may be made at www.glancyfuneralhomes.com.