Ralph E. Haffenden
December 23, 1926 ‒ March 05, 2015
Ralph Haffenden, age 88, of Briar Wood Drive, Howard, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at his home. He was born on December 23, 1926 in Belvidere, Illinois the son of Ralph and Nancy Alice (Kelly) Haffenden. Ralph served in the United States Army during World War II and retired in 1980 from the United States Postal Service. He was an active member of the Presbyterian Church in Westerville and Mount Vernon where he had previously served as an elder and deacon.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores (Niceswanger) Haffenden, four sons, Philip (Rebecca) Haffenden of Findlay, Charles (Kelly) Haffenden of Marion, Iowa, Paul (Marie) Haffenden of Broadview Heights and Ralph (Melissa) Haffenden III of Fort Myers, Florida, thirteen grandchildren, three great grandchildren, two sisters, Marjorie (Richard) Johnson of Champagne, Illinois and Marion Ernesti of Marengo, Illinois.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara Haffenden, two sisters, Ruth Hillman and Barbara Kelly.
Friends may call on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home where a memorial service with military honors provided by the Knox County Joint Veterans Council will begin at 11 a.m. The family will observe a private entombment in Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Ave., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.
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The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home of Mount Vernon is honored to serve the family of Ralph Haffenden.