Dorma M. Haiflich, 88

Posted on May 7, 2013

Dorma M. Haiflich, 88, of Bluffton, passed away Sunday morning, May 5, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation — Meadowvale. 
She was born April 10, 1925, in Wells County, to Rex Hoopingarner and Zoa Folk Hoopingarner. She married Richard E. “Dick” Haiflich March 10, 1945, in Zanesville; her husband preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2011.
Mrs. Haiflich was a 1943 graduate of East Union Center High School and a member of the Liberty Center United Methodist Church.  Before her marriage, Mrs. Haiflich worked at General Electric; later in life, she worked on the production line at CTS in Berne for 25 years, retiring in 1990.
She was also a cook at the Liberty Center School. She sold Avon products and was locally known as “the Avon Lady,” and also helped her husband on the farm, along with being a homemaker. She was formerly a member of the United Methodist Women’s Group. She loved her family, especially her grandchildren.
Survivors include a son, Rev. Stevan (Lynette) Haiflich of Chicago, Ill.; a daughter, Karen Reinhard of Bluffton; three grandsons, Shawn (Marci) Reinhard of Milford, Ind., Phil (Heidi) Haiflich of Fort Wayne, and and Andy (Lauren) Haiflich of Fort Wayne; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and husband, Dorma was also preceded in death by a brother, Carl Hoopingarner, and two sisters, Pauline Snyder Herr and Julia Burger.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Goodwin–Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel. Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Devin Cook officiating.  Burial will be at the Mossburg Cemetery in rural Wells County.
In lieu of floral tributes, the family has asked that contributions be given to Family LifeCare of Berne or to the Liberty Center United Methodist Church.
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