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City Jeweler H. W. Haller Dies At 81

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H. Walter Haller, 81, of 1012 Hill St., died last night at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after a month-long illness. Mr. Haller was the owner of Haller's Jewelers on N. University, which was founded by his grandfather in 1858.
He was the youngest child of George and Mary Krause Haller and was born in Ann Arbor on Oct. 19, 1883. His father was a native of Schwennigen, Wurtemburg, Germany, and his mother's family came to Ann Arbor from Germany in 1835. The Haller family had been skilled clock and watch-makers for generations.
Mr. Haller married Hazel Stimson in November of 1915. She died in 1938. In 1946 he married Helen Brown of Ann Arbor.
Surviving are his wife Helen; two nieces, Mrs. Joseph Black of Grosse Pointe and Mrs.Leonard Pickard of Decatur, Ga.; two nephews, George Haller of Grand Ledge, Mich., and Conrad Georg of Connecticut. Also surviving are cousins Miss Elsa Haller and Paul Haller, both of Ann Arbor; Mrs. Harley Smith of Wisconsin; and Mrs. Van Jones of Urbana, Ill.
Two sisters, Mrs. Conrad Georg and Miss Christina Haller, and a brother George preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Muehlig Chapel, with the Rev. Henry Lewis officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home beginning Sunday. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Fund.