Melva Ann Hafner

Melva Ann Hafner

Sun Prairie – Melva Ann Hafner, age 82, passed away on Friday, October 24, 2014, at Heritage Senior Living in Middleton.

She was born on March 30, 1932, the daughter of Melvin and Mildred (Rudoll) Jerdee. Melva was united in marriage to Kenneth W. Hafner (La Crosse, WI) on April 24, 1954. Melva served as a registered nurse for twenty years until 1977 when she and Kenneth ventured into serving Sun Prairie residents at the A&W Drive-In/Restaurant on Main Street in Sun Prairie. Melva loved to serve and get to know people. Melva was fabulous at cooking, knitting and sewing. She is known for the doll clothes she made later in life, but Melva is most known for her smile and caring spirit.

She is survived by her two daughters, Atty. Dyann Lynn Hafner, J.D. (Thomas Addison) of Sun Prairie, and Dr. Dedra Jill Hafner, Ed.D (Art Zimmerman) of Madison, and son David Lee Hafner (Kathy) of Poynette; three grandchildren, Brendan D. Hafner, Nathan M. Addison and Lauren N. Hafner; a brother Gerald (Peggy) Jerdee and two sisters, Charlotte Montagano and Janiece Kirchoff.

Melva was preceded in death by her husband, Kenneth.

A funeral service will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, on Wednesday, October 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. A visitation will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens.

With deep appreciation, the family thanks the staff of Agrace Hospice and Heritage Senior Living. Memorials can be sent in Melva’s honor to Agrace Hospice or the Sun Prairie Colonial Club Day Program.

Cress Funeral & Cremation Services
1310 Emerald Terrace
(608) 837-9054 Sun Prairie