WILLIS E. HAFEMEYER
Willis Edmund Hafemeyer, age 73, of Faribault, died on Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.
Services will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Lukeís Church, Faribault with the Reverend Aaron Brockmeier officiating. Interment will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault following the service.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 from 4 to 7 p.m. and also in the church for one hour prior to the services on Wednesday.
Willis Edmund, the son of Edmund and Elsie (Koring) Hafemeyer was born on August 20, 1936 in Faribault. He graduated from Faribault High School in 1954 and served in the U. S. Army. Willis married Ivadell Nebelsick on December 28, 1960 in St. Paulís Presbyterian Church, Emery, SD. He was formerly employed by Burkhartzmeyer Shoe Store, Andrews Nursery and had a 37 year career with the State Bank of Faribault.
He is survived by his wife, Ivadell; two sons, Scott (and Kelly) Hafemeyer of Maple Grove and Bruce (and Jodi) Hafemeyer of Woodbury; four grandchildren, Bryant (and Nikke) Hafemeyer, Beau Hafemeyer, Brice Hafemeyer and Karl Hafemeyer; one great grandchild, Isis Hafemeyer; one sister, Marjean (and Sy) Miller of Owatonna; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Craig Allen Hafemeyer.
Aunt Ivadell, I was so sad to hear of Uncle Will's passing. You, Scott and Bruce (and their families) have been in my thoughts and prayers. I have such fond memories of Uncle Will, he was always quick with a joke and had a way of lighting up a room with his smile. He gave the impression of never giving up on anything. All our love, Dawn, Chris, Kendall and Nicole
We were so sad to hear of Willis' passing. We have such fond memories of him at the Nebelsick reunions. He was always so happy. Ivadell, you and your children and grandchildren are very blessed to have had him in your lives. You must have such wonderful memories!
Ivadell & the rest of your family. We were sadden to hear of Willie's passing. I consider Willie as a dear friend for 46 years. He was one of the first persons I met when I started at the Bank in 1964. We had alot of good times togeother, on golf outings,bank parties & of course playing cards almost every noon hour. He will be missed anyone that ever crossed his path ,for he made you at ease with a joke and his smile. Art Meland
To Will's family, You have my sincere & deepest sympathy. I sat at my desk at work & cried as I read the obituary today. What a wonderful man he was. Many years ago I was a single parent, down on my luck, unable to get a loan anywhere. My parents were unable to help me with a loan at the time. This fantastic man gave me a loan & put his name on as a personal reference. Just as I started to get on my feet my car decided to give up. Will found me a good used car and helped me with the loan again. He told me to keep my chin up, that it could be worse.... Years later when he saw me in town he would comment saying "Keeping your chin up, I see, because there is that great smile." The heaven's have one more incredible angel with them now. God Bless you all.
Del, we were sorry to read about Willie's passing. You are in our prayers.
I am very sorry for the loss of Uncle Willis. He was a very good man and I have many many good memories of him. I always enjoyed talking with him. I loved hearing all his jokes. :) It was really nice to see all of you tonight. Too bad it was under the cercumstances. Scott & Kelley and Bruce & Jodi, I don't live very far away from you guys (I live in Hugo) and I would love to see you guys at times. Maybe Rich and I could meet you guys for golfing or to play 500 (like we used to on holidays). My cell phone number is 651-270-4421. It would be really nice to get together. Oh, I would have loved for you to meet Rich, but he was unable to come tonight because he had to work in SD for a couple weeks. Take care of Aunt Ivadell. I'm sure things will be quite different for her with Uncle Willis not being around anymore. My Condolences, Beverly