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Carl "Skeeter" Haffner

October 12, 1949 December 16, 2018
Carl "Skeeter" Haffner
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Carl “Skeeter” Hafner , age 69, of Corning, Iowa, formerly of Clarinda, Iowa entered into peace Sunday, December 16, 2018, at his residence in Corning, . Services will be held Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 11:00 AM at the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held Wednesday from 10 to 11:00 AM. Interment will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery, Clarinda, Iowa, with military rites. Memorials may be directed to Corning Nursing & Rehab or to the Clarinda American Legion Post 98. Memories can be shared with the family at www.ritchiefuneralhome.com. Arrangements were entrusted to the Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa, where we 'Celebrate Life'.

Carl "Skeeter" Haffner was born 10/12/1949 in Columbus, Ohio. He was the oldest child born to Gloria and Carl Haffner and had eight younger siblings. Skeeter grew up in Clarinda Iowa. March 7, 1969, Skeeter married Susie Jones. Three children were born to this union, Shane, Nick, and Brandy. Skeeter was drafted into the Army and served his Country in Vietnam from 1969-1971.

Skeeter enjoyed spending his free time bull riding in the Sidney, Carson, New Market and Lenox rodeos and horse shows with friends Kevin Gray and Gary Swanson. He moved to Utah in 1985 and then to California. While in California he met Mary Kelly, his significant other, who he lived with until his death. In California he started working as a house builder, he was a member of the Elks, and transportation coordinator for movie and commercial sets. While working on movie sets he met long time friend and animal trainer Ruth Labarge. He enjoyed helping with handling bears and other show animals. In 2010, Skeeter and Mary moved back to Iowa to be closer to family. Skeeter enjoyed riding his three wheelers and spending time with his grandchildren; he was probably the biggest kid of all, having just as many RC cars and nerf guns.

Skeeter is proceded in Death by his father, Carl Haffner, brother, Teddy Haffner, nephew, Kevin Haffner, and great niece Lexi Stiles.

He is survived by his mother Gloria Haffner of Clarinda, Iowa; his significant other Mary Kelly of Corning, Iowa; his children, Shane Haffner (Kenya) of Corning, Nick Haffner (Nicole) of Council Bluffs, Brandy Haffner (Kenny) of Sidney; his siblings, Terry Haffner (Lori) of Clarinda, Gary Haffner of Clarinda, Bobbie Haffner (Carol) of Clarinda, Donnie Haffner (Kim) of Clarinda, Karen Schramm (Virgil) of Clarinda, Sherry Wesbrook (Jerry), and Timmy Haffner of Clarinda; first wife, Susie Caliguiri of New Market; grandchildren, Jarod, Bryaint, Kale, Makieah, Connor, Tate, and many nieces and nephews.


Skeeter was a great presence in our lives and he will be greatly missed.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

19

Dec

10:00 AM 12/19/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/19/2018 11:00:00 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

open visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 18 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m..

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

19

Dec

11:00 AM 12/19/2018 11:00:00 AM
Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda

222 East Washington
Clarinda, IA 51632

Ritchie Funeral Home - Clarinda
222 East Washington Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Interment with Military Honors

Wednesday

19

Dec

12:00 PM 12/19/2018 12:00:00 PM
Oak Grove Cemetery

Clarinda, Iowa 51632

Oak Grove Cemetery
Clarinda 51632 Iowa
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Oak Grove Cemetery Final Resting Place

Clarinda, Iowa 51632

Clarinda 51632 Iowa
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Legion Post 98

Corning Nursing & Rehab

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