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Mervin Haefner

Mervin Haefner

Mervin Haefner, 83, of Belleville, IL, formerly of Lenzburg, IL, born April 15, 1929 in Lenzburg, IL, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Mr. Haefner proudly and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He was a retired truck driver and member of the Teamsters. Mervin was an avid outdoorsman, hunter and also loved target shooting as well. He was also a proud and faithful contributor to the Belleville Area Humane Society.

Mervin was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine M. (Spurlock) Haefner, whom he married on January 5, 1957 in Chester, IL and who died on August 15, 2010; his parents; Casper R. and Laura (Frazer) Haefner; his twin brother Melvin Haefner and other brothers Harry, Carl, Milton, Elmer and Stanley Haefner; 5 sisters, Ella Fredeking, Dorothy Goslik, Alice Burns, Edith Haefner and Joyce Newcom.

Surviving him are his sister Clara Schneider of Belleville, IL and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, March 30, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Funeral: Services will be held at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 1 p.m. with Rev. Howard Thomure officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter U.C.C. Cemetery in Lenzburg, IL

Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.

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  1. Administrator says:

    I will Miss him and Maxine GREATLY. We had good relationship and fellowship, I remember our long talks and how Maxine loved to watch the kids play in the back yard and would give them Big bags of cookies.

    Posted by: Marcus/joyce Reed – Belleville, IL – Neighber Next Door Mar 29, 2013

  2. Administrator says:

    Merv and is wife were very good neighbors. Merv took great pride in caring for his yard and watching out for the neighbors living close by. I wil miss him. Rest in Peace! Barbara Curtis & Family

    Posted by: Barbara Curtis – Belleville, IL – neighbor for 20 years Mar 30, 2013

  3. Administrator says:

    Gosh it’s hard, with both of you gone now. I think about the many memories I have of Uncle Mervie and Aunt Maxine, such loving and caring people.
    My first long stay away from home was to Lenzburg and I stayed one month. I enjoyed the many new experiences with Mervie, Maxine and Edie. My first time driving a riding lawn mower, which I managed to run over something and destroy the blades, but Uncle Mervie laughed. My first almost

    … more

    Posted by: Sheila Crowley – Niles, MI – niece Apr 30, 2013

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