June 26, 1929 - November 24, 2021
David I. Hafele, age 92, died peacefully in his sleep with his rosary in his hand. He went to be with our Lord and his wife Janet on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. He was born on June 26, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. When he was a young boy the family moved to Waupaca, WI and that is where he was raised and graduated from high school. After high school he was drafted into the Airforce where he served for 4 years. He married Janet M. Marquard on November 5, 1953. After they got married they decided to venture to Fairbanks, Alaska where Dave worked as a printer for Jessens Weekly. Later he started a 3rd generation construction company name College Construction. Dave and Jan, lived in Alaska for 27 years and raised 6 wonderful children. At Age 50 they bought a farm in Athens, WI where they lived for 20 years. They retired to Woodruff, WI where they built their dream home on a lake with wonderful neighbors. David was quite the adventurer, entrepreneur and loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, & great, great grandfather. David is survived by his brother, Robert Hafele of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Doris Marie of Charlstom, OR, Paul Hafele of Anchorage, AK. His son David Joseph (Mimi) Hafele of Honolulu, HI, daughter Ann (David) May, Fairbanks, AK, daughter Susan (Shaun) Denning, North Pole, AK, daughter Joan (Christopher) Stepovich, Fairbanks, AK daughter, Grace (Richard) Minder, Fairbanks, AK. 18 grandchildren: Cory, Kerry, Jennifer, Alisa, Curtis, Jesse, Cherish, Shane, Shannon, Steven, Sarah, Marko, Christopher, Lawrence, David, Sierra, Mariah, and John Thomas. 18 Great Grandchildren: Brian, Bella, Kayden, Avery, Landon, Jariah, Shelee, Ashley, Haley, Jackson, Kody, Makenzie, Keegan, Kiersten, Sienna, Zemirah, Azarah & Katherine. 2 Great, Great Grandchildren Ellie & Jarek Erekson. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet M. Hafele, daughter and Mary Beth Hafele, Fairbanks, AK. A visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 pm on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Bolger’s Funeral Home in Woodruff. A funeral mass for David Isfort Hafele will be held Friday, December 10, 2021 at 10:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 8950 County Road J, Woodruff, WI 54568. The reception will immediately follow the service at the church. We will proceed to Waupaca, WI for the burial service at Saint Mary Magdalene cemetery. Condolences can be sent to Grace Minder, P.O. Box 83863, Fairbanks, AK 99708. The Hafele family would like to thank all the wonderful Hospice staff in Wisconsin, Hawaii and Alaska! Also, a special thanks to Pat McMillan and family, and neighbors Gary & Jean Kroll. Your love, compassion, and friendship has been truly a blessing! In lieu of flowers please contribute to your local Hospice.
David I. Hafele, age 92, died peacefully in his sleep with his rosary in his hand. He went to be with our Lord and his wife Janet on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. He was born on June 26, 1929 in Chicago, Illinois. When he was a young boy the... View Obituary & Service Information
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