Marcella Marie Hafner
May 11, 1924 – August 23, 2013

Stayton – Marcella was born from the union of Jacob Frank and Katherine Margaret Lulay, and she was the youngest of 14 children. Marcella grew up in Sublimity and attended St. Boniface grade school and high school, graduating in 1941. She was a World War II Veteran, joining the Navy in 1944, becoming a Pharmacist’s Mate Third Class, after the War she attended Capitol Business College for Secretarial training.

In 1948, she married Max E. Hafner, they later divorced in 1974, she had three children, Susan (Ken) Karnosh of Salem, Jeannette (David) Butler of Stayton and Michael (Priscilla) Hafner of Sublimity. Marcella adored her grandchildren, Jason Butler, David Jr. (Jacquelynn) Butler, Julie Butler and Christopher Hafner, also her great-grandchildren, Jessica Butler, Brianna Butler, Samantha Butler and Abigail Butler. She babysat them all, and loved the babies. 

She made a career of Nursing with the Santiam Memorial Hospital, Oregon State Deaf School, and finally Stayton Canning. Marcella had a passion for playing cards, bingo and gambling and loved visiting with her family and friends, she also enjoyed spending time at the Oregon Coast.

Vigil/Rosary will be Monday, September 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm and Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 10:30 am both at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Stayton. Interment in St. Boniface Cemetery, Sublimity. Flowers or contributions may be made to Willamette Valley Hospice or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. Serving the family, North Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.

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