Ralph Ruesch Hafen (1916 - 2012)|
Ralph Ruesch Hafen (age 95) joined the Celestial Choir May 29, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was born September 21, 1916 in Mt. Pleasant, Utah to William and Matilda Ruesch Hafen. He was the 6th of 7 children.
In 1940 he married Iris Buchanan. They had five children: Keith (Barbara) Hafen, Carol (Michael) Broadbent, Nancy (Keith) Grimshaw, Jane (Chris) Church, Steven deceased (Diane) Hafen, 24 grandchildren and 52 great-grandchildren. Ralph served in the US Army during WWII and worked for Safeway Stores for 36 years. He and Iris served a mission to Dallas Texas in 1976 and were called to the St. George Temple presidency in 1986. Iris passed away in January of 1991.
Ralph married Marie Mosteller in 1992, adding her five children to the family: Shauna (Gerald) Bybee, Barry (Angie) Mosteller, Erick (Karen) Mosteller, Brenda Melchoir, Tonya (Andy) Farabee and 10 grandchildren. Ralph and Marie enjoyed serving in the temple together. Music was a major part of Ralph's life and he loved sharing his beautiful tenor voice.
Funeral services will be held in Mt. Pleasant, Utah on Saturday, June 2, at the LDS Chapel, 49 South State Street, at 1:00 pm. A viewing will be held before the service at 11:30 am. Interment, Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, June 16th, at 1:00 pm in the LDS East Stake Center, 449 South 300 East, St. George, Utah.
Special thanks to the SLC VA Nursing Home for their love and care.
Published in Deseret News on June 1, 2012