Pauline Habegger

Pauline Lucille Habegger, 89, of Fort Wayne went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Sunday, September 13, 2020, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne. She was born June 26, 1931, in Berne to Albert and Grace Marie (Reinhard) Nussbaum. She was married September 2, 1950, at First Mennonite Church in Berne to Milton J. “Milt” Habegger.
She was a longtime faithful member of Harvester Missionary Church in Fort Wayne. She loved caring for her family and enjoyed her role as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also worked for over 20 years at Parkview Hospital admissions office.
She was a faithful follower of Jesus throughout her life. She was an avid supporter of her family in all of their sporting and music events over the years. She was a huge fan of Big 10 basketball and also enjoyed supporting Cubs baseball. She took pride in working on word games and jigsaw puzzles.
She is survived by two sons, Todd (Marti) Habegger of Fort Wayne; and Greg (Cathy) Habegger of Fishers; two daughters, Jana (Lynn) Dettmer of Ossian; and Jill (Brad) Pepple of Leo; two sisters, Betty Lehman of Berne; and Mary Jo (Roland) Roth of LaGrange; two brothers, David (Louise) Nussbaum of Berne; and Ted (Claudia) Nussbaum of Woodburn; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on September 24, 2009; son, Gil Habegger; grandson, Will Habegger; great-grandson, John Walberg; and brother, Robert Nussbaum.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the 6 p.m. memorial service on Thursday, September 17 at Harvester Missionary Church, 3331 Harvester Ave., Fort Wayne. Officiating will be Pastor Bob Smith.
Due to public concerns of safety, family and visitors are asked to practice social distancing and to wear masks. A private family graveside service will be held Thursday afternoon at MRE Cemetery in Berne.
Memorials may be made to Harvester Missionary Church in Fort Wayne.
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guestbook, visit