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Mabel Alice (Krepfle) Hafner, of Oak Park Place, died on May 16, 2012 at The Finley Hospital.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at St. Patrick's Church, 1425 Iowa St. with Msgr. Karl Glovik presiding. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. To celebrate Mabel's life, friends may visit from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2012, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where there will be a parish wake service said at 4:00 p.m.

She was born on February 1, 1918, in Potosi, WI, the 2nd daughter of John and Wilhelmina (Abing) Krepfle. Throughout her life she expressed gratitude towards her father for his decision to keep all three of his little daughters with him on the family farm after her mother died when Mabel was six years old.

On April 10, 1937, she married Richard Brown Hafner. They recently celebrated their 75th anniversary. Although during these last few years her body refused to match her spirit, she managed to stay at home in the independent living section of Oak Park Place with the help of her faithful husband.

Mabel excelled at keeping a clean, beautifully decorated home and enjoyed wearing stylish clothes and jewelry. Her daughters and grandchildren always looked for gifts for her in her favorite color - red. She was an independent woman with a strong spirit who seldom complained. Her expressive blue eyes could speak volumes with a glance. Home and family were foremost concerns throughout her life. She mothered and worried about her loved ones up to the end.

Mabel will be greatly missed by her husband, Richard Hafner and her daughters, Shirley Briggs of Dubuque, IA, and Jo Ann (Michael) Momeni of Tecumula, CA, six grandchildren, Nancy (Dr. Mark) Blaser of Bettendorf, IA, Penny Ward of Dubuque, IA, Cindy (Ron) Fager of Monroe, WI, Catherine (Rob) Sandhofer of Los Angeles, CA, Richard Momeni of San Diego, CA and Carrie Momeni of Denver, CO. Nine great-grandchildren, Jennifer Blaser, Stephanie Blaser, Jamie Blaser, Laura Blaser, Trisha (Tony) Rhodes, Ken Fager, Alisa Fager, Simon Sandhofer and Maya Sandhofer.

Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law, James Briggs and two sisters Gertie Leibfried and Marie Jentz.

The family is especially thankful to her physician, Dr. Z. Cao and Mabel's kind caregiver, Molly Manders and the support of the Oak Park Place community, both staff and residents.

A Mabel Alice Hafner memorial fund has been established.