Dana Hafliger

July 21, 1960 - October 11, 2020
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Dana A. Hafliger, 60, of Dover passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, October 11, 2020 in her residence following a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Dover, July 21, 1960 she was the daughter of the late Richard F. and Charlene R. (Young) Snyder and graduated in 1978 from New Philadelphia H…

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Dana A. Hafliger, 60, of Dover passed away peacefully in the early hours of Sunday, October 11, 2020 in her residence following a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Born in Dover, July 21, 1960 she was the daughter of the late Richard F. and Charlene R. (Young) Snyder and graduated in 1978 from New Philadelphia High School. Dana began her work career as a waitress with the former Elby’s Restaurant in Dover and had worked for several local businesses which include the former Quality Farm & Fleet at Dover, as a cook with McDonalds at Dover, Sifferlin Pet Center at Dover and finally as a prep cook with Dutch Valley Restaurant at Sugarcreek, before her illness made it impossible to continue working.

Dana was a member of Barrs Mill Church of God at Sugarcreek, loved spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, gardening and caring for her cats and dogs.

On July 1, 1988, Dana married Peter “Pete” J. Hafliger and together celebrated over 32 years of marriage before her passing. Also surviving are two sons, Daniel Hafliger and Joseph Hafliger both of the residence, a daughter, Stephanie Hafliger of Orrville; a sister and brother-in-law, Michele Nepsa and William Little of New Philadelphia, a nephew, Joshua Nepsa of Canton; a niece, Laura Nepsa of New Philadelphia and a great nephew, Jacob Nepsa of Bolivar.

In addition to her parents, Dana was preceded in death by her nephew, Cpl. Keith V. Nepsa and her sister, Penny Lynne Snyder.

In keeping with her wishes, a private family visitation and memorial service will be held with Pastor John Majeski officiating. Burial will be alongside her mother in East Avenue Cemetery. The Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia has been entrusted with the arrangements.

The family requests that in lieu of flowers memorial contributions be made to Community Hospice, Truman House, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.

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In keeping with her wishes, a private family visitation and memorial service will be held.


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East Avenue Cemetery

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1520 Delaware Drive SE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: July 21, 1960
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Donna & Kevin Stanke & family posted on 10/19/20

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss of mother and wife. Dana was a really nice person and will be missed. You are all in our prayers.

 

Melanie Archer posted on 10/16/20

Thoughts and prayers for your family.....Dana was a sweet lady....I know you will miss her very much. You have my sincere sympathy....

 

Juanita Rennicker posted on 10/15/20

Michele, Josh and Family, So Sorry to see the passing of Your Sister and Aunt. Know that I am thinking of you and sending Love and Hugs. Love Juanita

 

Beth Miller & George Yoder posted on 10/14/20

So sorry for your loss, we are saying prayers and thinking of you all at this difficult time.

 

Nancy Clemens posted on 10/14/20

Laura, I am so sad to hear about your Aunt passing away. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult journey....... Hugs to you, Laura. You were missed at work this week.. ?? Nancy

 

Brenda Layman posted on 10/14/20

Please accept our deepest sympathy as you grieve the loss of your sweet mother and wife. Dana was part of the Bible Study that I lead at Barrs Mill Church of God years ago. She had a heart for the Lord and was a very caring and compassionate friend. I still have the sweet note of encouragement that she sent to me during a trial that I was going through. She also took time to send my daughter a lovely note during her grief as a result of a miscarriage. Dana will always be remembered for her thoughtful caring ways, as well as her unique sense of humor! You are now safely in the arms of Jesus, until we meet again!

 

Scott Miller posted on 10/14/20

Pete and Michelle, I am very sorry to hear about Dana. I have great memories of us in the valley and singing at her and Pete's wedding. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Scott & Tricia Miller

 

Laura Nepsa posted on 10/13/20

sorry that you had to suffer. i wish you didn't have too suffer , i will always love you and i will think of you everyday.

 

Samantha Anderson posted on 10/13/20

Pete, We are so sorry to hear of your loss, we all love you and are here if you need anything! We are all keeping you in our thoughts and prayers - your family at Sammy Sue's

 

Michelle and Marty Mace posted on 10/13/20

Michele and Family - Thinking of you during this difficult time. Our sincere condolences on your loss.

 

Mike Patrick posted on 10/13/20

Thoughts and prayers to you all. Have known Dana since Elby's. very nice person, she will be missed by many.

 

Tammy Rufener posted on 10/13/20

You will be missed you were definitely one of the strongest woman I know. No more pain and rest easy until we meet again. Love ya lady Tammy Rufener and family

 

Steven gilmore posted on 10/13/20

Sorry for your loss, I thought a lot of Dana. Prayers for the family.

 

Mike Morris posted on 10/13/20

i worked with Dana at Mcdonald's many years ago. I always looked forward to working with her. She was so much fun and gave the best advice. When i quit she gave me a card that I still have. Although I lost touch with many of my former coworkers I thought of Dana often. My thoughts are with her family.

 

Trina posted on 10/13/20

Michelle and family so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Her pain and suffering is gone but it doesn't ease your pain.

 

Louis Leeper posted on 10/12/20

We will miss you.

 

Brenda Young posted on 10/12/20

Dana and I went camping a few times out at Atwood we had a blast. She will be deeply missed Brenda Young

 

Pat Guthrie posted on 10/12/20

My sincere sympathies GO out to Danas family... I was a friend of her mother, Charlene, and knew how much love she had FOR HER daughters... I remember Penny, Dana and Michelle as the cutest, best dressed and most well behaved little girls, which was attributed to their mother's hard work and EFFORTS. Each girl followed in Charlenes footsteps with their hard work and KINDNESS throughout growing up, which became evident in their own lives. I know Dana will be TRULY MISSED... Much love to her family and Michelle and family. Heaven has gained another angel.

 

Sally Stevenson posted on 10/12/20

Thoughts and Prayers for the family.Dana and I met at the YMCA Bible Study.She was such a sweet lady,I will miss her and her smile.

 

Lynn Snyder posted on 10/12/20

My heart breaks for Dana's family and I am so sorry for your loss. Saying that, I am so excited for Dana to be in the presence of the Lord! She was ready and probably can't believe her eyes right about now! We will miss you Dana! You will always hold a special place in my heart! Love and prayers to all! Lynn Snyder

 

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