William F. “Bill” Haug - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

William F. “Bill” Haug

September 15, 1936 - December 29, 2022

William F. “Bill” Haug, age 86, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, December 29, 2022.

Born in Wilmington, DE on September 15, 1936, he was a son of the late John and Elizabeth (Hickey) Haug. Bill proudly served his country in the United States Army during peace time and was retired from General Motors after many dedicated years.

Active in his faith and community, Bill was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church, Weston Senior Center and New Castle Moose Lodge. After his retirement, he enjoyed helping his wife Joan with her in home daycare, until her retirement. He loved to travel and tend to his garden. Bill was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, who will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 49 years, Joan D. (Novak) Haug; son, Jeffrey Haug; siblings, Medford Haug, Joseph Haug, and Louise McGuian; and granddaughter, Jaelynn Haug. He is survived by his loving children, Robert Haug (Nyla), David Haug, Carolyn Young, and Diane Crespo (Luis); 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; mother-in-law, Marguerite Novak; sisters-in-law, Barbara Seeney and Lera Novak; and many nieces and nephews.

A committal service for family and friends will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, January 26, 2023, at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill’s memory may be made to Goodwill Fire Company, 401 South Street, New Castle, DE 19720 or to Christiana Fire Company, Attn: Treasurer, 2 East Main Street, Christiana, DE 19702 or by clicking here.


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  • Mr. Bill- thank you so much for being so good to my Kassidy and Zachary. They loved spending time with you. Condolences to your family. Kelly, Zach, and Kassidy

  • Condolences to the HAUG FAMILY…So very sorry to hear about the passing of Uncle Billy. It was always so pleasant to see him and Aunt Joan..although it certainly was not often enough! RIP TO THEM BOTH!!
    Love, Wendy
    (Your Niece)

  • Bob and Family,
    I was sorry to hear about the passing of your father.
    My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • My condolences to the family on the loss of your dad. Uncle Bill was the youngest of 9 children and was the last surviving sibling. The other siblings not mentioned in the obituary are – Sisters – Mildred M Spence, Betty Lou Rajevich, Mary Ann Hill – Brothers, John Haug and Francis Haug. May they all rest in peace. Grand Niece – Darlene