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Myrtle I. Haeffner

February 13, 1939 December 23, 2019
Myrtle I. Haeffner
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Obituary for Myrtle I. Haeffner

Myrtle Isabel (Noel) Haeffner was born February 13, 1939 to Paul and Lillie (Pettit) Noel in rural Tekamah, Nebraska. She passed away December 23, 2019 at Elmwood Care Center in Onawa, Iowa, at the age of 80 years.

When Myrtle was a young girl, her family lived on a farm south of Decatur, Nebraska, near Quinnebaugh. She attended Decatur High School.

She married Donald Haeffner on August 19, 1954 in Glenwood, Iowa. To this union two sons were born, Darien and Michael. Myrtle was a homemaker, and in her later years, worked for over ten years at the Oakland Heights Nursing Home.

Myrtle was baptized and confirmed into Trinity Lutheran Church of Decatur.

She enjoyed a variety of things. A favorite was playing softball with friends. She liked watching her son’s games and driving carloads of kids to events. Myrt and Don loved camping, boating, fishing and trail rides in Missouri and Arkansas. She always hoped she would have a granddaughter. She had four of them, with whom she shared the love of horseback riding, teaching them all to ride. They enjoyed traveling on their motorcycle, playing cards and especially being with family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Don; brothers, Don and Virgil Noel; sisters, Vera Lindberg, Delores Lindberg, Donna Johnson, Myrna Morgan Tipton.

She is survived by her sons, Darien (Peggy) of Decatur, Mike (Shawna) of rural Lyons, NE; granddaughters, Leslie (Matt) Timm of Pender, NE, Stacy (Curtis) Koehler of Wahoo, NE, Jasmine (Jeremy) Helzer of Oakland, NE, Cassie (Ben) Ruwe of Fremont, NE; great grandchildren, Luke, Lillie, Logan and Laney Timm of Pender, Rylee and Reid Koehler of Wahoo, Bailey and Brandi Helzer of Oakland, Ronan and Lenora Ruwe of Fremont; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

She will be truly missed by her family and especially her dog Scruffy.

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6:00 PM 12/27/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 12/27/2019 8:00:00 PM
Pelan Funeral Services Lyons

204 Main Street
Lyons, NE 68038

Family will be receiving friends.

Pelan Funeral Services Lyons
204 Main Street Lyons 68038 NE
United States

Funeral Service




2:00 PM 12/28/2019 2:00:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church

603 4th Avenue
Decatur, NE 68020

Trinity Lutheran Church
603 4th Avenue Decatur 68020 NE
United States

Cemetery Details


Hillcrest Cemetery Final Resting Place

Decatur, NE 68020

Decatur 68020 NE
United States

Memorial Contribution

To the family for future designation.


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