Lorna Mae Haeflinger
May 21, 1923 ~ April 14, 2011
Lorna Mae Haeflinger, age 87, of Elma, Iowa, died on Thursday, April 14, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Lorna Mae Clara Haeflinger was born May 21, 1923, to Augustus and Elsie (Ladwig) Leitz in Elma. She was a graduate of Elma High School. Lorna Mae was united in marriage to Earl Haeflinger on June 30, 1945. Following their marriage, they moved to the Haeflinger family farm near Alta Vista. It was there they raised their children. They worked together on the farm and in their spare time they enjoyed fishing and visiting with family and friends. After retirement, they moved to Elma, where they lived in the home Lorna Mae was born and where they were married. Lorna Mae loved gardening, fishing, crocheting, cross stitching, reading, playing cards and games with family and friends, card stamping with her daughter Lorna, watching the food channel and especially loved baking pies. She was a member of St. Peter Lutheran Church and the LWML. Her family gatherings were special to her. Lorna Mae is survived by seven children, Lorna Ann Haeflinger of Elma, Rick (Jane) Haeflinger of Rochester, MN, Earl (Julie) Haeflinger of Aurora, CO, John (Sharon) Haeflinger of Perrysburg, OH, Jim (Bev) Haeflinger of Alta Vista, IA, JoAnn (Robert) Ridgway of Minneapolis, MN, and Roger (Hattie) Haeflinger of Columbus, OH; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild. She is preceded in death by her husband Earl in October 1995, parents, one sister and four brothers. Cemetery: Burial will follow in Howard Cemetery at Elma. Visitation: Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 pm on Monday, April 18, 2011 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in Elma and will continue at the church one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Service: Funeral services for Lorna Mae will be 10:30 am on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Elma with Pastor Ryan McDermott officiating.