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Dorothy Eve (Ptacek) Hafner

October 13, 1924 ~ July 26, 2020 (age 95)


Dorothy Eve Hafner, age 95, of Spring Valley died Sunday July 26, 2020 at Spring Valley Senior Living in Spring Valley, MN.

A private family Funeral Mass will be held at St. Ignatius Catholic Church in Spring Valley, MN on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, with Fr. Marreddy officiating.  Burial will be in the Etna Cemetery in rural Fillmore County, the public is welcome to join the family for the committal service at 11:45 a.m. at the cemetery. Due to COVID-19, social distancing will be followed and masks must be worn.

She was born October 13, 1924 to Joseph and Emma (Valvoda) Ptacek in Granger, MN and was united in marriage to Floyd Hafner on March 28, 1953 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. They had been married 62 years before Floyd’s passing on January 8, 2016. Together Floyd and Dorothy loved to dance, travel and especially enjoyed going out to eat.  Dorothy also enjoyed painting and knitting.  She was known for being a great cook and enjoyed working as a waitress.   

She is survived by 4 children; Terry Kirwin of Rochester MN, Mark (Dawn) Kirwin of Hackensack, MN, Stephen (Diane) Hafner and Annette (Steve) Meyer both of Spring Valley. Dorothy is also survived by one brother Jim (Sandy) Ptacek of Rochester, MN, and many grandchildren and many great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Floyd, 1 grandson, and 1 great granddaughter, 1 sister Betty, and 5 brothers, Ed, Art, Don, Joe, and Francis.

Family requests that memorials be made to St. Ignatius, Etna Cemetery, or Spring Valley Senior Living.

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July 29, 2020

11:45 AM

Please note
The Committal Service will be at Etna Cemetery in rural Fillmore County, MN, and will be open to the public if they wish to join at 11:45 a.m.
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