Chester A Hafner
November 5, 1942 - July 25, 2019

Chester A Hafner

Chester A Hafner
Nov 5, 1942 - Jul 25, 2019

Chester A Hafner

LETTS, Iowa - Chester A. 'Chet' Hafner, 76, passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019, at the University Hospital and Clinics.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019, at Letts United Methodist Church. Reverend Masha Gerot will officiate. A time of food and fellowship will take place immediately following the service at the church. Burial will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 29, 2019 in Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2 until 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2019, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to Letts United Methodist Church. Online condolences:

Chet was born on November 5, 1942, the son of Clinton and Mary E. Brookhart Hafner. He married Pat M. Parmer on June 22, 1963, in Muscatine, Iowa.

Chet was a farmer for all his life. He was a member of the Letts United Methodist Church and on the L-M School board for nine years. Chester was also on Muscatine Mutual Insurance board for 34 years.

He enjoyed wood working and golf. He loved to farm, 80 acres of the farm has been in the family for 134 years. He also enjoyed helping at the church and spoiling his grandkids.

Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Pat M. Hafner of Letts; two sons, Brett Hafner and his wife, Kim, of Columbus Junction, and Bart Hafner and his wife, Janita, of Letts; his grandchildren, Marissa of Cedar Falls, and Brady and Logan Hafner, of Letts; his brother, Gary Hafner and wife, Pam, of Letts; his brother-in-law, Robert Martz Sr. and wife, Mary, of Muscatine; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Clinton and Mary Hafner; his sister, Janice Martz; his nephew, Robert Lee Martz Jr; and twin grandsons, Dustin and Daniel Hafner.


Scott & Annette Kaczinski family on Aug 5, 2019

Dear Pat & Family, We are so sorry to hear of Chet’s passing. He will be missed very, very much by our family. It’s hard to imagine us visiting the church and Chet not there to greet us. He was always encouraging to us and his love for God was very strong and evident whenever we were around him. Even though we will miss him much, Our family is encouraged as we know we will see him again. Pat, we are praying for you every day.
With much love and many tears,
Scott, Annette & Kids

Susan J Hayes on Aug 3, 2019

CandleDear Pat and Family, I would like to express my deepest sympathy after learning of Chet's passing. I am sure he will be greatly missed by family and friends alike. I hope that your wonderful memories of him will bring your comfort and peace during this difficult time. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. Susan Hayes (Gary Peck's Friend)

Roger on Jul 29, 2019

Dear Pat, Brett, Bart and family, Sorry for your loss, you have my families deepest and sincere sympathies and condolences. I will always remember Chet's disposition of being a man with a big heart, who you knew loved his family and friends, a man who was respected. May God bless your family with lasting peace. Roger & Donna Hafner.

The Oberhauses on Jul 28, 2019

Dear Pat and family, We were so sorry to hear of Chet's passing. He was a great friend to our family and so many others. He was always ready to lend a hand, but more importantly, he always showed up with that great smile and huge laugh. He is going to be sorely missed by everyone lucky enough to have known him. With love, The Oberhauses

Sherry Boynton on Jul 28, 2019

Dear Pat and family, We were so sorry to read of Chets passing. We send our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Sherry Boynton on Jul 28, 2019

Dear Pat and family, So sorry to read of Chets passing. Please know we are thinking of you. Sending you our sympathy, thoughts and prayers. Sherry and Mike Boynton

Keith Murphy on Jul 27, 2019

So sorry to hear of Chets passing today while at the Louisa Co Fair auction. So glad we had a good visit at Mincers not too long ago. Keith Murphy

Bonnie Perkins on Jul 27, 2019

Bart, my sister and I send our condolences to you and your family. He has moved on to the Promised land. May he rest in peace. Linda and Bonnie Perkins

Grace Steckman on Jul 26, 2019

Dear Pat and family, I am so very very sorry for your loss! I always enjoyed visiting with Chet at our Class of 1960 reunions. He is such a sweet man! Heaven is richer for having him and we are poorer but can take comfort that we will see him again. I pray God will bring memories your way that will help you smile through the grieving tears and he will surround you with the love and company of friends and family. Take care, Grace (Tisor) Steckman



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