Obituary of Neal W. Haferman
Neal W. Haferman, 66, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.
Neal was born October 3, 1952 in Wisconsin Rapids to Glenn and Dorothy (Henke) Haferman. He graduated from Lincoln High School as a member of the Class of 1970. Neal was married to Pamela Bremmer on May 23, 1975.
He held several jobs in his early adult years, but ultimately settled into his career as a meat cutter, which began at the old Consumers Meat Market, transitioning to Copps Food Center and finally ending with his recent retirement from West Grand IGA. Neal was often sought out by customers, not only for his expertise, but also for his friendly service and ever genuine smile.
Neal had numerous interests and hobbies. He was an avid fisherman and golfer, and more recenty, enjoyed building and flying remote control airplanes, a hobby he began as a young man. Neal enjoyed all sports seasons and was a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, and Milwaukee Brewers. He also enjoyed watching NASCAR and all the various golf tournaments throughout the season. Neal enjoyed several annual trips to Rhinelander for the HODAG Festival, to the Apple River for their annual fall fishing trip, and to Myrtle Beach in the spring for a week of golfing various courses in the area.
Neal is survived by his loving wife, Pamela; his children: Jena (David) Taylor of Gleason, WI, and Allison Haferman of Wisconsin Rapids; his siblings: Roger (Mary) Haferman of Chippewa Falls, WI, Donna (Dan) Marx of Stevens Point, WI, and Sara (Mark) Matthews of Wisconsin Rapids: his sister-in-law, Jennifer Runde of Rochester, MN, and his brother-in-law, Jay Bremmer of Wisconsin Rapids: he is further survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Neal is also survived by his beloved Boston Terrier, Ivy. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica, his parents, Glenn and Dorothy Haferman, and his father-in-law and mother in-law, Jerold and Anita Bremmer.
Services will take place at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, April 20, 2019 at Herman-Taylor Funeral Home. Heather Yeager will officiate. A private inurnment will be at Forest Hill Cemetery. Visitation, for family and friends, will be on Saturday, April 20, 2019 beginning at 10:00 A.M. at the funeral home.
Neal's family would like to express their gratitude to Heartland Hospice Care for all the support they have provided.