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Wayne LeRoy Hafner 1927 - 2017

CLAY CENTER — Wayne LeRoy Hafner died on July 29, 2017 in Leonardville, at the age of 89. He was born on a farm near Green on Aug. 25, 1927, the son of William F. Hafner and Anna Schafer Hafner. His family moved to the Schafer homestead near Bala in 1932 where he lived his entire adult life, until moving to the Leonardville Nursing Home in 2016. He married Wanda Blackwood on Oct. 2, 1949, in Clay Center. Wayne was a farmer and raised Registered Hereford cattle for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Anna; his brother, Lyle Hafner; and grandson, Grant Hafner. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Wanda; three sons, Rodney (Kathy) of Great Bend, Randy (Cathy) of Clay Center and William (Joni) of Prairie Village: one sister, Minnie (Dail) Nelson and one sister-in-law, Loretta, both of Leonardville; six grandchildren, Lindsay (Keith) Morice, Matt (Samantha) Hafner, Emily (Monte) Green, Melissa (Jeremiah) Ostmeyer, Josh (Heidi) Hafner and Sam Hafner; and nine great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. on Thursday at the Clay Center United Methodist Church with Pastor Sarah Gill officiating. Respect calls will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Clay Center United Methodist Church. Memorials can be made to the Countryside United Methodist Church or the Leonardville Nursing Home in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home, Clay Center.

Funeral arrangements provided by
Neill-Schwensen-Rook Funeral Home*
918 7th Clay Center, KS 67432
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Aug. 1, 2017