Memorial services for James Louis (Jim) Haller, Sr., 81, Lawrence, will be 10 am, Monday, August 16, 2021, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. A visitation will be Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 3-4 pm.
He died Saturday, August 7, 2021, at LMH Health.
Jim was born on October 27, 1939 in Lawrence, KS. He was the son of John Henry Haller & Virginia Ellen Connett-Haller. His siblings were John Arthur Haller and Barbara Ellen Haller.
Jim graduated from Lawrence High School in 1958 & married Willadean Ball. In 1962 he became a Lawrence Police Officer & served as a Patrol Officer, A Detective, & then a Sergeant when he retired in 1994.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Willadean, Daughter Robin Evans (Dan), Son James Jr. (Patricia), Gransons: Robert Walters (Angela), John Haller (Julianna), & Michael Walters (Contessa), Granddaughters: Tiffany Dixon (John) & Andrea Haller (KC), Great Grandchildren: Madison, Owen, Alexis, Dakota, Jensen, Christian, DeAnthony, Matyce, Toby, & Simon
His passions were Photography, Leather Craft, Wood Working, Horseshoe Pitching, Hunting, Fishing, & Darts
Memorial contributions may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police (F.O.P), sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1260, Lawrence, Kansas 66044.
Messages & Condolences
You are in my prayers during this time of sorrow. As a young girl and a previous resident of Lawrence, KS, I have so many fond memories of you both. As I write this note, I can still see Jim in his uniform ready to answer his call of duty to the community. I know there will be an emptiness there, that will never be filled again. May you find the peace of God during this time of sorrow.
I remember Jim and his dad coming out to my parents’ place when he was training to be an officer. They would chat and practice some target shooting.
I am so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing.
Take comfort in your memories of him.
Jim was above a family man. His family had a strong bond that wove itself thru many generations. His outgoing, good natured manner was amplified by his sincerity, integrity, and sense of humor. All of this made Jim superior at whatever he did. A policeman, a craftsman, cultivator of friendships.
Someone to emulate, and honor thru his memory. Lets try to be Jim Like.
Willadean, I’m so sorry to learn about Jim. Treasure your love & memories.
Thinking of you, Diane
Detective Haller was a good man that did his job with compassion. He really helped me out one time and I’m grateful
Jim was a great man and and one of my two favorite Sergeants. He taught me so much on the job. He taught me so much on The South Side. He was so kind and in his own way had a ton of swagger. I will never forget him.
Rest In Peace Sarge.
Jim was a great investigator, supervisor, and mentor. He will be missed.
Sending prayers and love to you Wiladean and the family. Jim was one of Lawrence’s finest police officers and our good friend. He will be missed by so many-Ron and Wendy
I’m sorry for your loss, Jim was always good to us and our parents. May your memories of the fine person he was comfort you.
Jim was a good friend and will be missed.
Willadean, our condolences to you and the family.
Our hearts break for you. Find comfort in your memories and God.
Willadean Stacy and I are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, prayers to your family for healing and hugs for you.
Dear Willa Dean and all the Haller family ~ I am so very sorry to learn of Jim’s death and of your great loss of father, friend and partner. May you find comfort in knowing that so many people were also touched by having him in their life. And may you find peace that passes all understanding. Eugenia Bryan
Lighting a candle for you all as Uncle Jim’s flame will burn on in all our hearts. I smile at my cherished memories of fun times. May peace and love surround you all. Prayers and hugs!
Willadean and family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You are all in my thoughts and in my prayers.
Ronnie and I are sadden to hear of Jim’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. God bless all of you and know you all are in our thoughts and prayers.
Willadean and family, Jim was man who always treated everyone with respect . He taught a lot of younger officer what the community expected of us . He was always willing to help anyone and show compassion in everything he did. He will be missed by everyone he touched , God Bless and may he help you through this time
So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. He was a great police officer ,Friend, Dad and Husband .Willadean prayers are with you and the family
Sherlyn and I are sadden to hear of Jim’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to you and yours.
Jim was as solid as any officer I worked with . He was knowledgeable and was a go to person for many of us. He will be missed.
Wiladean and family-we were so sorry to hear of Jims’ passing
may God bless each of you and know that we are praying for you all.
God bless-Wayne and Nancy Othick
Haller family. I am sorry for your loss and am thinking of you. Jim was a great man and I was blessed to have known him and worked with him. He taught me a lot and I miss him.
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