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Elvin L. Haupt, 85

October 14, 2009

DEC. 4, 1923-OCT. 12, 2009

BOONSBORO - Elvin L. Haupt, 85, of 8022 Mountain Laurel Road, Boonsboro, Md., died Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at Reeders Memorial Home in Boonsboro.

Born Dec. 4, 1923, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late George E. and Edna Fay (Itnyre) Haupt. His wife of 55 years, Helen F. (Staley) Haupt, preceded him in death in 2003.

Mr. Haupt was an employee with the State Highway Administration, retiring in 1982 after 28 years of service. He had formerly been a member of the Mount Lena United Methodist Church.

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Elvin purchased a in the early 1950s and was known for raising strawberries and raspberries. He also was a broom maker, a trade that he had picked up from his father, and was very active in craft shows for more than 20 years.

He is survived by three sons, James E. Haupt and his wife, Cathy, of Damascus, Md., David E. Haupt and his wife, Noreen, of Keedysville, Md., and Richard A. Haupt and his wife, Betty, of Hagerstown, Md. He is also survived by eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Elvin was preceded in death by an infant daughter and an infant son; four brothers, Carlton Haupt Sr., and Leo, Woodrow and Otho Haupt; and six sisters, Julia Lum, Cathleen Detrow, Inez Hurly, Mary Doyle, and Beulah and Edna Haupt.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Bast-Stauffer Funeral Home, 7606 Old National Pike, Boonsboro. The Rev. J. Norman Mayer will officiate. Interment will follow at Boonsboro Cemetery.

Friends may visit at the funeral home beginning at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m.

Online condolences may be offered at www.baststaufferfuneralhome.com.

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