Carl Hafer, 70, Iola, passed from this life to eternal life with Jesus on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
Carl was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Carl Frederick and Elizabeth (Baket) Hafer, Sr. He grew up in Chicago.
On Jan. 4, 1964, Carl married Barbara Baermann in Chicago, where they made their home until moving to Iola in 1975. Carl worked as an industrial engineer for Berg Manufacturing for 38 years.
Carl loved his family, friends and church. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where he has served in various leadership roles and was currently vice chairman of the board. He was a member of the bell choir since it began almost 25 years ago. He also served as a volunteer for the Bowlus.
Carl also loved woodworking and redecorating his home. One of his major goals was to help his son Kevin finish his house.
Survivors are his wife of almost 50 years Barbara Hafer; three children, Kim Strickler and Jason Johnson, Olathe, Kevin Hafer and Sharon Fritzsche, Baldwin City, and Kristen and Josh Jenkins, Parker, Colo.; one brother, Kenneth Hafer and wife Sue and family, Stevensville, Mich.; six grandchildren, Sabrina Callahan (Eric), Skylar Strickler, Lucas Hafer and Jack, Emma and Ryan Jenkins; three step-granddaughters, Rachael, Rebecca and Sarah Fritzsche.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Hafer.
Visitation is from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorial contributions may be given to Wesley United Methodist Church or Friends of the Bowlus. Memorial gifts may be left with the funeral home
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.
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