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Jennifer L. Hafeli

posted Oct 15, 2017, 11:15 AM by Laura Bush
Jennifer L. Hafeli
Jennifer L. Hafeli
Loving wife, mother and daughter passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at her home surrounded by her family after fighting a courageous battle with cancer. Age 31 years. Daughter of James and Teresa (Kelly) Martin, Jennifer was born November 9, 1985 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was a 2003 graduate of Hemlock High School. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Michigan Technological University in 2007, earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. She was married to Andrew K. Hafeli on August 16, 2008. He survives her. Jennifer was a Product Engineer at Nexteer. She was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church and the Saginaw Area Concert Band. She enjoyed designing quilts, writing stories, camping and canoeing. Jennifer especially enjoyed spending time with her children, joking and teasing them; teaching them music, math and reading.


Surviving besides her husband Andrew are one son and one daughter, Matthew and Abigail; her parents, James and Teresa Martin; her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ken and Josie Hafeli; sisters-in-law, Katherine (Jason) Cole and Amy (and the late Keith) Britt; nieces, Ellie Britt, Keira Britt and nephew, David Cole.


Funeral Liturgy will take place 10:00 a.m. Monday, October 16, 2017 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Rd., Saginaw, Michigan. Rev. Fr. Peter J. Gaspeny will officiate. Honoring Jennifer’s wishes cremation will follow. Friends may visit at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd. (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at the church on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the American Cancer Society.
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