James Haferbecker

Haferbecker, James E.

James E. "Jim" Haferbecker, Appleton, age 76, passed away at Appleton Medical Center on May 1, 2013. He was born on January 16, 1937 in Appleton to the late Elmer and Beatrice (Hogle) Haferbecker. Jim married Patricia Nicolais of Chicago in Houston in 1957. He served his country honorably in the US Marine Corps during the Korean War. In the last six months, Jim was a resident of the Wisconsin Veterans Home at King. He loved to dance, fish, bowl, play cards and be with his family and friends.

Jim is survived by his wife Pat; sons: David (Lisa), Appleton, Timothy, Long Lake; and Steven, Neenah; grandchildren: Trisha and Samantha Haferbecker; great grandchildren: Tatiana, Anthony, Trinity, Anyia and Kane; his loving cousin Fay (Richard) VanEyck; and many other relatives. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister Lois Haferbecker.

Jim was a generous and loving husband, father and grandfather, with a great sense of humor. All that knew and loved him will miss him dearly and his memory will be in our hearts always.

Visitation will be Sunday May 5, 2013 at O'CONNELL FUNERAL HOME (1776 E. Main St. Little Chute) beginning at 11:00 a.m. until funeral service at 2:00 p.m. with Chaplain Wayne Schwanke officiating. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established. To sign the guest book, please visit oconnellfh.com.

A special thank you to Chaplain Schwanke for the kind and caring moments that he spent with Jim and his family, his favorite nurse Jo (from Appleton Health Center) and the physicians and staff of the ICU who took care of Jim in the most kind way.



Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from May 2 to May 3, 2013