Julius E. Haeckel, Jr.

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May 24, 1926 - July 7, 2019
Born in Ballwin, MO
Resided in St. Louis, MO

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Julius E. Haeckel, Jr. of St. Louis, Missouri, passed away on July 7, 2019 at the age of 93. Loving husband and best friend to the late Vivian Haeckel (nee Scharbert); beloved son of the late Mae and Julius E. Haeckel, Sr.; devoted father of Ronald (Susan) Haeckel and Robert (Elizabeth) Haeckel; dear father-in-law to the late Nina Nell; cherished grandfather of Alexis (Brian) Herr, Jonathan Haeckel, Bradley (Sally Warning) Haeckel and Kristine (Jonathan) Dressler; great grandfather to Ethan and Abigail Herr and Lillian Dressler; dear brother to the late Marie (William) Merkle.

Julius proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  He retired as an Executive with Preferred Advertising in St. Louis after more than 40 years of service in advertising.  He worked hard all his life, and was able to provide college funds for all of his grandchildren.

Julius loved going bass fishing at Mark Twain Lake and the Current River, and he taught his sons how to fish and they had a great time together.  He had a wonderful time dancing to big band music with his wife, Vivian for 63 years, and they enjoyed traveling together all over the world, from the Panama Canal to Alaska, Austria, Germany, Hawaii, Switzerland, and to the East and Western Caribbean.

Even though Julius was an amazing example of a true gentleman, he had a great sense of humor and was a wonderful joker.  He loved being a dad to Ron and Bob and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.  He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Memorial contributions may be made in Julius’ and Vivian’s names to the Alzheimer's Association.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Paula L Vrabel July 11, 2019 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Uncle Jules was a very kind, gentle, funny man. He was a great caregiver and had lots of compassion. Fond memories of him always! Peace and Love to all who loved him.

  2. Mrs.Joni Southard July 12, 2019 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    What a joy to know Jules and Vivian! They were truly a beautiful example to everyone who knew them.I am sure they are once again dancing the night away and happy.
    My grandparents even knew Vivian’s parents;I am the last one left from my grandparents side! We all loved this adorable couple and Jules unbelievable sense of humor.My deepest and sincere sympathy to the entire family he loved so very much.

  3. American Legion St Peters Mo July 13, 2019 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    candle 3To the family of Julius Haeckel, it was our honor to help deliver the military service at your love one’s funeral today. Please except our most sincere condolence on your family’s loss. ( RIP Sailor )

    American Legion
    Post 313 St Peters, Mo

  4. Rex and Pat Gooch July 13, 2019 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    candle 5To The Haeckel Family:

    It was truly a beautiful service today, to honor the life of Julius (Jules) Haeckel! What a tribute to a life well lived!! May you always find peace and comfort in the many wonderful memories that you have to treasure!!

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