National Clothesline
William W. Haiges
Expanded family business
William W. “Bill” Haiges passed away February 17, 2013. He was 66 years old. Born in Aurora, IL, he graduated from Dundee Community High School before serving in the United States Air Force. He was stationed in Thailand during the Vietnam War with responsibilities for loading bombs onto airplanes.
After his tour of duty, he went to work for his father, the late William R. Haiges, founder of Haiges Machinery, Inc., a drycleaning and laundry equipment distributor located in Algonquin, IL, thus becoming the fourth generation in his family to work in the industry. The family owned and operated a cleaning and dyeing company that dated back to the 1890s.
As a service technician, he worked with hundreds of drycleaners in the Chicagoland area, repairing, delivering and installing drycleaning equipment.
In the early 1990s, he and his brothers bought the business and expanded the company by moving to a larger corporate office where they are presently located in Huntley, IL. Haiges Machinery Inc. further expanded in the following years by opening satellite offices in Wisconsin and Indiana.
He later moved to Indiana to oversee and operate the Indiana office, working with many drycleaners throughout the state, assisting them with an emphasis on parts and service.
Haiges Machinery Inc. is a full line distributor that provides sales, service and parts for drycleaners, laundries, hotels, coin-ops and resorts, representing manufacturers in the industry such as Firbimatic, Forenta, Unipress, Lattner, Alliance Laundry, Continental, and others.
He is survived by his children, Kimberly (Andy) Haiges-Navarro, Darrin (Lori-Ann) Haiges, Brian (Susan) Haiges and Timothy Haiges; grandchildren Travis, Nicole, Zach, Hailey, Jake, Alex, Samantha, Karri and Caroline. Other survivors include his former wife, friend, and the mother of his children, Diane Haiges; his brothers, Robert C. (Shelly) Haiges and Lee A. (Deborah) Haiges, and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Burial with military honors followed in the Dundee Township East Cemetery in East Dundee. Funeral services were at the Miller Funeral Home in West Dundee.
Memorials may be made to The Animal House Shelter, 13005 Ernesti Rd, Huntley IL 60142. To leave an on-line condolence, visit www.millerfuneralhomedundee.com.