As received from the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home:
Joseph “JD” David Enoch Haapala, 13, of Wausau beloved son of Eugene and Jodie (Manning) Haapala, went to be with his Savior on July 13, 2023.
JD was born on March 12, 2010 in Wausau. JD loved life and all the people he was able to meet. He was schooled at home by his loving family. He faithfully attended Bible Believers Fellowship in Wausau. He courageously battled cancer for the past year. JD enjoyed fishing, sports, playing games and was the five crown champion of the UW Madison Children’s Hospital Pediatric Oncology floor. He is fondly remembered by his family for his joy, sharing spirit, and was a wonderful brother to his siblings.
He is survived by his parents, Eugene and Jodie Haapala, his siblings: Houston, Faith, Mercie, and Judah along with a niece Kinsley. He also leaves his beloved grandparents: Wayne Haapala Sr., James and Rose Manning. He also leaves numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, extended family and friends. He is preceded in death by a grandmother, Cassandra Haapala.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 23rd from 5 PM – 6 PM at Bible Truth Chapel, 1600 N. 1st Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401. A memorial service will follow at 6PM in the chapel. The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock, Michigan is posting the obituary locally for his family.