Floyd Francis Hafer was born in Akron, Washington Co, Colorado on 5 Mar 1955 to Virgil Hafer and Norma Ross Hafer.
He spent his childhood on farms in the Elba area south of Akron. He attended school in Akron, and graduated from Akron High School. After graduation he attended heavy equipment school.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army, enlistment date 21 Dec 1973. He was released 20 Dec 1976.
Floyd F. Hafer
After the Army he continued with his heavy equipment career. Later he was an over-the-road trucker, working out of Dallas, Texas. After a few years of truck-driving experience he worked for Werner Enterprises as an instructor for new truck drivers.
He then moved back to Akron where he drove for English Feedlots. When he could no longer drive, he went to work in the parts department at Spicknall’s Garage in Akron until ill health forced his retirement.
Floyd was a member of the American Legion Post 66 in Akron and the National Rifle Association. He loved fishing, hunting, and his Italian greyhounds, Elsie and Libby.
He loved watching Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche games, and was a fan of pro wrestling. He wanted to be a professional wrestler at one time.
Floyd died 23 Aug 2010 in Akron and is buried in Akron Cemetery.
He is survived by his sister Irene Hafer Trumbo (Jerry Trumbo) of Fort Morgan, Colo, his sister-in-law Shirley, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents, brother Ross, an infant sister, one niece, and one nephew.
A memorial service was held at the First Presbyterian Church of Akron on August 26, 2010.
It was requested that memorial donations be made to the American Diabetes Association.
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