CENTERBURG — “On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, Martha Hafler, my loving wife, passed away at the age of 67 after a long bout with cancer.

“Martha was born on June 10, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan. She received her degree in Spanish from Duke University. During her school years she spent a year in Spain and a year in Chili as an exchange student.

“On June 22, 1984 we were married in Columbus and then shortly moved to Centerburg, where we shared a wonderful life for over 30 years. Martha was very talented and shared my love for music. She was known as a talented writer and often shared our adventures with the people she loved.

“Martha was preceded in death by her father, Edward, and her mother, Jean.

“She is survived by her brother, James, and two sisters, Susan and Lynn.

“Martha has selected to be cremated and her wishes will be honored. She will be buried next to me when my time comes. Until then she will have a spot on the mantel over the fireplace. Donations in her honor can be made to St. Jude’s on their website at” — George Hafler

The family will be having no services at this time.

The Lasater Funeral Home is handling the arrangements for the Hafler family. To give a condolence or share a memory with the family please visit


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