William C. Hafemann

William C. Hafemann

William C. Hafemann, 80, Fort Atkinson, passed away on Sunday, May 11, 2014 at his home.

Bill was born on January 21, 1934, son of the late Carl H. and Nettie K. (Schmidt) Hafemann. A 1951 graduate of Fort Atkinson High School, Bill began his military career in 1952 by reporting to Scott Air Base where he received electronic training for the repairing of all types of radios and transmitters. Serving 10 years, four months and four days in the Air Force, Bill fought in the Korean War. He was also stationed at Edwards Air Base and Kelly Air Base where he served with the security services.

In 1956 Bill married the former Joan Klausman. She preceded him in death in 1991. On January 1, 1993, he married the former Sharon (Hevey) Hafemann.

Bill had been employed with the GTE Government System for 24 years, retiring in 1986. He later worked as a subcontractor for a number of years and most recently at Fort Tax Services for 6 years. Bill was a life member of the Fort Atkinson Edwin Frohmader Post 1879 VFW, 20 year member of the Fort Atkinson Paul Frank Florine Post 166 American Legion and 20 year member of the Fort Atkinson Lions Club. He was also a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sharon; three children, Laura (Rodney) Roebuck of Davis, CA, Sue (Kenneth) Ashford of San Jose, CA, and Paul (Linda) Hafemann of Dove Canyon, CA; a step-son, Tim (Marcy) LeFave; six grandchildren, Kenny and Steven (Jessica) Ashford, Julie DiCarlo, Jennifer Roebuck and Christina and Eric Hafemann; two step-grandchildren, Maria and Kaila LeFave; a great-granddaughter, Kylie DiCarlo; two brothers, Carl and Ted Hafemann; three sisters, Wanda (Arthur) Goodger, Joann Koeppel and Anita Bradley and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his first wife and parents, Bill was also preceded in death by a brother Eugene.

Funeral services will be held at 11a.m. on Wednesday, May 14, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fort Atkinson, with Pastors Michael Duncan and Paul Scharrer co-officiating. Military graveside rites will follow at Lakeview Cemetery.

Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 13, from 4 to 7 at the Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson and on Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Rainbow Hospice, the American Legion or VFW, or the Pancreas Cancer Research Fund at the UW Carbone Cancer Center, 600 Highland Ave. K4/658, Madison, WI 53792-6164,.