Charles Frederick Hafner

August 2, 1927 - October 1, 2019

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Thursday, October 10, 2019
4:00 PM-6:00 PM
First Assembly of God
Willard , Ohio

Thursday, October 10, 2019
6:00 PM
First Assembly of God
Willard , Ohio

Charles Frederick Hafner, age 92, of Willard, Ohio passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 and is now with his Lord and saviour. He was born on August 2, 1927 in Willard, Ohio to the late George Charles and Irene (Blanchard) Hafner. Charles was a 1945 graduate of Willard High School, was a Merchant Marine and worked many years for the Willard Times before owning and operating Willard Graphics in Willard. In his spare time, he enjoyed collecting and working with tools, keeping up with world events and politics, and camping and boating with his family. He was a long time member of the First Assembly of God Church in Willard.

He is survived by his wife, Esther Ray (Eccles) Hafner, whom he married on September 7, 1947; daughter, Carol (John) Niedermeier of Willard; two grandchildren, Heather (Joe) Heyman of Willard and Cody (Kyleigh) Niedermeier of Willard; two great grandchildren, Connor Niedermeier and Carolynn Heyman; sister, Nancy Yenni of Mansfield; Daughter-in-law, Lana Hafner of Sulphur, Louisiana; and six nieces.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by son, Michael Hafner; brother, Rev. Robert (Angie) Hafner and brother-in-law, Ron Yenni.

Friends may call at the First Assembly of God Church in Willard, Ohio on Thursday, October 10, 2019 from 4:00 - 6:00 PM where the memorial service will be at 6:00 PM with Pastor Mike Harroll officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Willard, Ohio, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Stein Hospice in Sandusky, Ohio or to the First Assembly of God in Willard, Ohio. Online condolences may be made to his family by visiting


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Steve n Eva Burkhalter - Oct 7, 2019
We mourn with those who mourn, rejoice with those who rejoice. Many of us have been blessed by the family so our prayers are with you all. I have always enjoyed our Bible discussions and your prayers have always blessed me, now may we all bless you. We just returned from church camp, "Finish the Race" that is the truth of you n Charles. We all love you ❤️
Elisha, Matt, Todd, Leigha, and Nicole - Oct 7, 2019
We just heard the news and want to extend great big hugs and prayers to the entire family, especially to Esther. We Love You *SO* much and know what a great partner in life Charles was to you. He is one of the greatest men, we’ve ever met. I’ve personally had the pleasure & honor of knowing and getting to work with Charles, since the 80’s. He is one of the most authentic and genuine spirits, I’ve ever known. My admiration for Charles & Esther’s beautiful friendship, marriage and work relationship surpasses all others. They are a true inspiration. They have done amazing work for the Willard Community, and we strive each day to carry on their tradition. Charles was a phenomenal printer! The very best in his trade! Our team is blessed to have been trained by him. We will wear your apron proudly, Charles! We will continue to use your methods. We will never forget what a talented, kind, and gracious soul you are and every time we run your equipment, we will think of you fondly. So much Love and prayers of comfort to the Hafner Family..... our hearts are with you. xoxoxo
Cledith Franks - Oct 4, 2019
A Great Printer has been laid to rest.
Pastor Doc and Sheila Burrows - Oct 4, 2019
Esther, Carol and Family...Know we are praying for all of you during this time of loss. Lean on the Lord for His strength. In God's Love
ROBERTA RAPP - Oct 3, 2019
Esther I am sorry for your loss. May GOD give you comfort and peace during these days. GOD BLESS.
Cindy Frank's Houpt - Oct 3, 2019
So sorry Carol. I remember when your dad took some photographs of me in black and white to put in the yearbook my senior year. I also remember he and my dad collaborating on printing jobs. Hugs to you.
Donna Myers - Oct 3, 2019
To the Hafner Family; So sorry to read of your loss. May Charles rest in the arms of the Lord he loved. My sympathy during this time of sadness.