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Leroy Haberkorn - Waupaca

03/01/1990, 12:00am CST
By Wisconsin Sports Network

Born April 27, 1912 in Milwaukee, WI

Graduate of Milwaukee Riverside High School, Ripon College, MS University of Wisconsin-Madison. Coached at Amberg High School and Waupaca High School.

His sixteen-year record was 73 wins, 44 losses and 3 ties, and ten Conference Championships.

LeRoy graduated from Milwaukee Riverside High School where he lettered in football. At Ripon College he played football, baseball and ran track.

As a veteran of World War II LeRoy was awarded the Purple Heart. LeRoy taught and coached at Waupaca High School from 1940-41; 1946-1977.

As a football coach his teams won 10 Conference Championships in 16 years. He also coached basketball for three years, baseball for 14 years, cross country for 16 years, winning one State Championship, curling for 16 years winning three State Championships, track for 20 years winning six Conference Championships. He also coached volleyball for 10 years and softball for two.

LeRoy was a member of the Waupaca Lion's Club; on the Red Cross Chapter Board of Directors for 43 years, Water Safety Chairman for 28 years, President of the Park and Recreation Board for five years, City Memorial Service Master Of Ceremonies 20 years, member of the JCC's five years, Election Clerk seven years, and Community Chest Chairman two years.

LeRoy has been a member of the American Legion for 40 years, VFW for 40 years, DAV for 40 years, Masons for 39 years, and Waupaca Curling Club for 10 years. He was also a member of the Comets Booster Club for 12 years.

He taught Sunday School for five years, on the Church Council for six years, and President of the Men's Club. In 1974 LeRoy received the JCC's Distinguished Service Award. In 1984 he was selected the VFW Veteran of the Year. In 1987 he was the Waupaca Chamber of Commerce Person of the Year.

In 1988 the City Athletic Field was named the LeRoy Haberkorn Athletic Field.

Tag(s): Hall of Fame