Charles Haines
Tuesday, September 11, 1934 - Saturday, August 03, 2013

Charles Haines, 78, of Bloomington, died at 8:45 pm, Saturday, August 3, 2013 at the Bickford House in Bloomington.


He will be cremated. There will be a private family service at a late date. Carmody-Flynn Williamsburg Funeral Home, Bloomington is in charge of arrangements.


Charles was born on September 11, 1934 in Hastings, Nebraska, the son of Clarence Eldridge and Frieda Agnes Schouborg Haines.  He married June L. Canick on September 22, 1956 in Chicago.  She survives.


He is also survived by three children, Craig Haines, Bloomington, Charles Haines, Salt Lake City, Utah and Sandy (Scott) Frazier, Bloomington; three grandchildren, Brandise, Christopher and Connor; four great grandchildren, Gauge, C.J., Athena and Isaac; two sisters, Marlys Anderson and Patricia West, both of Nebraska; and several nieces and nephews.


He was preceded in death by his parents.


Charles was an electronics specialist in the US Navy from 1954-1958.  He received his bachelors and masters degrees from Northwestern University.

Charles was a math teacher, football and basketball coach at Arlington High School and later Hersey High School, both in Arlington Heights,Illinois.  He also taught for several
years at DeVry Technical Institute. Charles was an avid Nebraska Cornhuskers fan.



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  • Gary and Kathleen Brodnan
  • Wednesday, August 07, 2013
To the family,
Chuck coached with my brother, George Zigman, and worked with my husband, Gary Brodnan. We both really enjoyed him and his dry humor. He was very hard working and we have thought of him often. Our thoughts go out to your family. He was a great guy.

Gary and Kathy Brodnan
  • Debbie Gorson
  • Thursday, August 08, 2013
Thank you Mr. Haines, you were the best math teacher I ever had! Because of you I too became a math teacher. Class of 71. God Bless
  • Rick Barfield
  • Friday, August 09, 2013
Mr. Haines was absolutely one of the best and most important teachers I ever had and definitely set me up for success as an electrical engineer. He made it all seem so easy.
  • Jim Easter
  • Friday, August 09, 2013

I was a year behind Chuck in school. He was a good friend. We played football, basketball and ran track together. Two things I remember are his 1950 or 51 Mercury car and the fact that as a 9th grader, by his own admission, he never washed his basketball practice shirt, pants, jock and socks the entire season. We practiced in the Roosevelt school gym. My prayers are with you.

  • Jenny Johnson
  • Saturday, August 10, 2013
I appreciated very much Mr. Haines and his passion for math and educating. I will never forget waking up to first period BC Calculus and that a "b.b. in a triangle" can be a variable just like "x". Thank you for sharing him with so many students over the years.
Hersey High School 1987
Northwestern University 1991
  • Norma Young Oglevie
  • Saturday, August 10, 2013
My sincere sympathy and prayers to Chuck's family..."May you find strength in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends. The class of 1953 were saddened hearing this news. Norma Young Oglevie
  • Robert Luther
  • Saturday, August 10, 2013
Chuck and I lived two Blocks from each other and attended Grade School, High School and College together. We played Football and Basketball together in High School and College. Chuck was the quarter/back and the team leader in both sports. It was Chuck who got me to go to Hasting College. We lost contact after two years of College, but I have a lot of fond memories of growing up with Chuck and his Sister Pat.
  • Chad Lohrentz
  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Mr. Haines was my sophomore HS basketball coach, and I still cherish (and try to insert) his motivational language. His most famous phrase for us was to run "like scalded dogs". We grew to love his practices, much due to the fact that when we ran, we ran our tails off, with a huge smile on our face due to the way he would get into his scalded dog routine. Mr. Haines. One of our favorite coaches at Hersey High. From the class of 94, our hearts go out to your family.

  • Mike Pernell
  • Thursday, August 29, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with you June. Chuck will be missed by all of his bowling friends here in Port Orchard, WA. As next door neighbors, we hated to see you leave, but understood the importance of being close to your family there in Illinois.
  • Amy Scalet
  • Wednesday, October 02, 2013
To Mr. Haines family and friends:

I am very sorry to hear of his passing. He was by far one of the best and most challenging teachers I had at Hersey. I still tell stories of his possum on the fence and his scalded dog.

Grace and Peace,

Amy Scalet
Class of 1988
Hersey HS
  • Steve Pekarek
  • Friday, October 04, 2013
Mr. Haines had a tremendous impact on my life. His mastery of the teaching of Calculus was unmatched. Rarely a day goes by where I do not use something I learned from him. This includes his approach to deliver difficult material with both conviction and a sense of humor. I am eternally grateful to have had him as a teacher.

Steve Pekarek
Hersey Class of 87
Professor of Electrical Engineering
Purdue University
  • Jeanne Hahn Williams
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Mr. Haines was a tremendous math teacher and I thoroughly enjoyed his class. He taught my sister at Arlington High School and me at Hersey and we would share laughs over all his funny expressions. Thank you for sharing him with his grateful and entertained students for all those years. Jeanne Hahn Williams Hersey High School Class of 1988

  • Christopher Haines
  • Sunday, November 10, 2013

Grandpa may have left his body, but I still feel him with me in spirit, especially during P.E. and Geometry. Even after he has passed, he's still helping me keep my grades up.

  • Rebecca bonacci
  • Wednesday, November 27, 2013
My great grandmother was Victoria Schouborg Conner. I wish I would have known about Charles, I would have loved to share some history on the Schouborg family.
  • rob moskal
  • Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Sorry to hear Mr Haines has died. I was thinking about him tonight. I was a student in algebra at AHS in 1981. Still remember squirrel in a box and have used it to help my sons with Math. He was an awesome teacher. Peace be with you and your family.
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