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Dr Joseph Carl “Joe” Hafele

Birth
Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Death 15 Nov 2014 (aged 81)
Loveland, Larimer County, Colorado, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 140270457 · View Source
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Joe was the son of Thelma C. Loeb Hafele and Carl Louis Hafele.

He worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory, conducting research in particle physics 1964-66, and joined the physics faculty at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1966-72.

In 1972, Professor Hafele returned to Peoria, Illinois where he conducted research and development for Caterpillar, Inc. He then taught at Eureka College 1985-91 and served as a visiting scholar for NASA at Langley AFB, Hampton, VA. After teaching at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, he retired to Laramie, Wyoming in 1996.

He married Carol Hessling, on September 6, 1958, and with her, raised four daughters.

He was preceded in death by parents Thelma and Carl Hafele, siblings Patricia Hafele Jones, Donna Hafele Miller, Charles Hafele, and Robert Hafele.

Surviving are his wife Carol Hafele; daughters Veronica Walsh and husband Peter, Margaret Burington and husband Chris Angelice Varca and husband Phillip, and Regina Kirkendall; sisters Victoria Mathers, Rosalie Schierer and her husband James; brother James Hafele and his wife Lynda; grandchildren Ryan, John, Madeline, and Kayla Walsh, Zachary and Nicholas Burington, Sarah and Jeremiah Varca, Joseph and James Kirkendall; and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, close friends, and neighbors.


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  • Created by: Jeanette
  • Added: 20 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140270457
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Joseph Carl “Joe” Hafele (25 Jul 1933–15 Nov 2014), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140270457, ; Maintained by Jeanette (contributor 46892486) Unknown.