Dr. Lawrence D. “Larry” Hafner, DDS, age 77, passed away Friday, July 19, 2019, at American House in Spring Lake.
He was born in Hudson, Michigan, to Daniel and Marian (Bettinger) Hafner, and resided in the Spring Lake area for most of his adult life. Larry was a Veteran of the U.S. Army, where he served in the Honor Guard. He was a graduate of Michigan State University and went on to dental school at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Larry ran a solo dental practice that served the greater Muskegon community and beyond for 30 years, prior to retiring in 2002. He was a member of the United Methodist Church of the Dunes. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking. On May 31, 1969, he married the former Sue Buschman, and the couple had just celebrated 50 years of marriage.
SURVIVORS include his wife, Sue; daughter, Lauren (George) Hutchens of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and their children, Margaret and William; son, Brent (Jessica) Hafner of Hamilton, Michigan, and their children, Maddison and Chase; along with two sisters, Janet (John) Yochens and Jackie Steger. Larry was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, David Steger.
A memorial service will be held at a future date. Memorial contributions to United Methodist Church of the Dunes will be appreciated. Share memories with the family online at www.sytsemafh.com. Arrangements by The Lee Chapel of Sytsema Funeral & Cremation Services, 6291 S. Harvey St. Norton Shores, MI 49444.
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