He was a graduate of Beverly High School and he served in the United States Army. On September 30, 1950 he married Helen Kibler. Haerle worked as a heavy equipment operator for many years.
Haerle was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Harold and Bennie; and sisters, Darlene and Kay.
Survivors are his wife, Helen; children, Pat Rice (Allen) and Dave Bergman (Lori), three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M., Wednesday, September 25 at Highland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday at Wilson Family Funeral Home, Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the funeral home to offset expenses.