Farming Rural 21

Clifford James Haffner

January 23, 1937 ~ April 20, 2022 (age 85)

Obituary

Clifford James Haffner was born on January 23rd, 1937 in Hudson, Colorado and went to be with the lord on April 20th, 2022 in Lafayette, Colorado.

He was the second of 5 kids to Fred and Dorothy Haffner and grew up in Hudson until 1942 when his father passed away. The family then moved to Chula Vista, California where his mom worked in an airplane factory during World War II. After a while they moved back to the Hudson area where Cliff attended Hudson High School where he lettered in both football and basketball until he graduated in 1955. He soon attended college in Greeley before going locomotive engineering school in Pueblo.

Later in life, Cliff served in the Army and the National Guard as a cryptographer. In 1963 he married Marilyn Seargent and had three kids; Tami, Bryan, and Brad Haffner. Over the years he worked for Western Electric, Hutchison Homes, and AT&T. In the late 80's he married Vikki Cooper and they resided in Granby, Colorado, raising cattle on the Barner Ranch.

Cliff enjoyed horseback riding, farming, and tinkering in the shop. There wasn't anything he couldn't hammer or weld back together. His favorite reading material was the Fence Post, and if he wasn't in the house watching old westerns he was outside fixing or breaking something. 

A fond memory from the family is going to grandpa’s house for Oreos and a Coke with a welcome line of "Hey kid, what do ya know?".

He is preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Haffner, fathers Fred and Walter Haffner, brothers Bob, Ed, Don and Ron Haffner, his son Brad Haffner, and grandson Jeff O'dell.

He is survived by daughter Tami Puccini (Terry), son Bryan Haffner (Kelly), grandchildren Amanda Daoud (Rasool), Zach Houston (Alejandra), Abigail Haffner (Joel), Giovanni Puccini, and Dillon Haffner. Great Grandchildren Jeffrey, Emilia, and Russell.
 

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Services

Viewing
Thursday
April 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home
75 South 13th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601

Funeral Service
Thursday
April 28, 2022

11:00 AM
Tabor-Rice Funeral Home
75 South 13th Avenue
Brighton, CO 80601

Graveside Service
Thursday
April 28, 2022

12:00 PM
Hillside Cemetery
13750 Weld County Road 12
Ft. Lupton, CO 80621

Reception
Thursday
April 28, 2022

12:30 PM
Alli Event Center (Brighton, Colorado)

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