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Neil Hafner

November 13, 1949 — July 25, 2021

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Neil A. Hafner, age 71, of Fowler, MI, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2021, at Hospice House of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, MI.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI, at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, with Rev. Fr. John Klein presiding and Rev. Fr. Dennis Howard concelebrating.  Burial will take place at Most Holy Trinity Cemetery, Fowler, MI, immediately following after the mass.  Visitation will be held on Monday, August 9, 2021 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel.  A Rosary will be prayed on Monday Evening at 7:00 P.M. at the funeral home.

Neil was born in St. Johns, MI on November 13, 1949, the son Joseph J. and Antoinette A. (Rademacher) Hafner.  Neil graduated from Fowler High School with the class of 1968.  He married Rose Klein on June 22, 1974, at Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI; and she survives him.

He worked as an electrician in skilled trades and retired from General Motors in 2007.  Prior to working at General Motors, he worked with his father as an electrician at Hafner Electric for over 20 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and doing small woodworking projects. Neil loved spending time with his family and friends.  He was a volunteer firefighter with the Dallas Township Fire Department and a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Fowler, MI.  He proudly served his country in the United States Army Reserves.

He is survived by his wife Rose Hafner of Fowler, MI; 3 daughters: Therese and Ryan Duffy of DeWitt, MI; Nadine Thompson of Wyoming, MI; Nicole and Eric Keiffer of New Hudson, MI; 5 grandchildren:  Austin, Preston, Kyla, Becca, and Wyatt.  He is also survived by his siblings: Ken and Pat Hafner of Fowler, MI; Denise Plowman of Fowler, MI; and Marlene Hufnagel of St. Johns, MI; one brother-in-law Dick and Dorothy Pohl of Clarksville, MI.  He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister Joanne Pohl, and brothers-in-law: Chuck Hufnagel and Bob Plowman.

Memorials may be made to Dallas Township Fire Department.  Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler, MI.

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Past Services

Visitation - with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.

Monday, August 9, 2021

2:00 - 8:00pm

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler

11112 W. Ionia Street, Fowler, MI 48835

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Rosary

Monday, August 9, 2021

Starts at 7:00pm

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Goerge Chapel, Fowler

11112 W. Ionia Street, Fowler, MI 48835

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Starts at 10:30am

Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church

545 N Maple St, Fowler, MI 48835

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