Share |

Carl Hafer

mugshot

Carl Hafer, 70, Iola, passed from this life to eternal life with Jesus on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013.
Carl was born Dec. 11, 1942, in Chicago, Ill., the son of Carl Frederick and Elizabeth (Baket) Hafer, Sr. He grew up in Chicago.
On Jan. 4, 1964, Carl married Barbara Baermann in Chicago, where they made their home until moving to Iola in 1975. Carl worked as an industrial engineer for Berg Manufacturing for 38 years.
Carl loved his family, friends and church. He was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, where he has served in various leadership roles and was currently vice chairman of the board. He was a member of the bell choir since it began almost 25 years ago. He also served as a volunteer for the Bowlus.
Carl also loved woodworking and redecorating his home. One of his major goals was to help his son Kevin finish his house.
Survivors are his wife of almost 50 years Barbara Hafer; three children, Kim Strickler and Jason Johnson, Olathe, Kevin Hafer and Sharon Fritzsche, Baldwin City, and Kristen and Josh Jenkins, Parker, Colo.; one brother, Kenneth Hafer and wife Sue and family, Stevensville, Mich.; six grandchildren, Sabrina Callahan (Eric), Skylar Strickler, Lucas Hafer and Jack, Emma and Ryan Jenkins; three step-granddaughters, Rachael, Rebecca and Sarah Fritzsche.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Robert Hafer.
Visitation is from  2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Chapel in Iola.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Monday at Wesley United Methodist Church in Iola.
Burial will be at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Memorial contributions may be given to Wesley United Methodist Church or Friends of the Bowlus. Memorial gifts may be left with the funeral home
Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

OBITUARIES

Cleo Webber

thumb

Cleo Lorraine Holmes Webber, 89, went to be with the Lord on Monday, July 27, 2015, after an extended illness.She was born on July 23, 1926, in Independence, to Paul Leroy Holmes and Bertha Spaulding Dillon Holmes.She graduated from Independence High School in 1944.  Cleo... [More]

Calvin Christy

thumb

Calvin C. Christy, 87, Le Roy, passed away Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Windsor Place in Iola.Calvin Curtis Christy, the son of Daniel Phillip and Emma Faye Lingenfelter Christy, was born Feb. 3, 1928, near Burlington. He graduated from Le Roy High School in 1945.On Aug. 8, 1948,... [More]

Amanda Rose

thumb

Amanda Mae Rose was born Feb. 22, 1982, in Iola, to Kandy O’Brien Womelsdorf and J.D. Rose.She was raised by Kandy and Kevin Womelsdorf, her “Daddy.”Amanda and Brandon Allen were so in love and they left this world together Saturday, July 25, 2015.She leaves... [More]

More Obituaries

NEWS

Kansas program touts ag opportunity

thumb

Kansas is not just a flyover state and Stacy Mayo along with From the Land of Kansas is determined to prove it.Mayo, From the Land of Kansas director, spoke at See, Hear Iola Friday to explain how the program works for Kansans. She joined the program in November 2013. Mayo grew... [More]

School board looking at tax increase

thumb

Property owners in USD 257 are being asked to spend more when they pay their tax bills.At a special USD 257 meeting Wednesday night the board approved for publication its 2015-16 spending plan, which calls for a 4.7-mill increase.The district plans to support its operating budget... [More]

More hospital ‘punch list’ items complete

thumb

It’s been open to the public for the past 19 months, and now Allen County Regional Hospital is nearly fully complete.At their regular meeting Tuesday, the hospital’s board of trustees unanimously approved paying Murray Company $80,000 of the final $105,000 they had... [More]

More News

AP Video

SPORTS

Indians slug their way to victory

thumb

COLBY — After Iola’s 11-5 comeback victory over Wellington on Thursday night, coach Roland Weir left the ballpark feeling unsatisfied for two reasons.First, the Indians’ expectations are to capture a state title and they know they have a long road ahead of them... [More]

Indian bats fall silent in 1-0 heartbreaker

thumb

COLBY — When Trent Latta allows zero earned runs and just two hits while racking up 10 strikeouts in a complete game effort on the mound, the Indians end up as the victor 99 out of 100 times.On Wednesday night, Iola found out how cruel the odds can be.The Colby Sluggers... [More]

More Sports

Register Online Edition Renew your subscription