THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Cheryl A. Hafeman
Issue Date: June 28, 2017
Cheryl Ann (Gill) Hafeman, 72, of Janesville, formerly of Pembine, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017 at Mercy Hospice in Janesville after a short illness.
Born Sept. 17, 1944, in Hazel Green, to the late Paul and Theda (McDonald) Gill, she graduated from Belmont High School in 1962 and earned a bachelors degree in Language Arts, Social Studies and Junior High from UW-Platteville in 1967. She later received a master's degree in Curriculum from Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Mi.
She taught at Walker Junior High in Milwaukee Public School system from 1967 until 1969. She then taught at Pembine High School from 1969 until retiring in 1999. She also taught for UW-Green Bay, Bay-de-Noc Community College and West Campus in Iron Mountain, Mi. until she had a stroke in 2002. Over the years, she earned many awards and certifications in her career. She married John P. Hafeman on June 21, 1975.
She is survived by her husband, love of her life of 42 years, John; a son, Christopher (Lisa) Hafeman and twin granddaughters, all of Poynette; three daughters, Meghan Ann and Suzann, both of Kenosha and Sarah Ann, Milwaukee; a sister, Judy Richards, Janesville; two brothers, David Gill, Platteville and Bill Gill, Fall River.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Breen Elizabeth Hafeman and an infant brother, Terry Gill.
Visitation will be held at St. Margaret Catholic Church, in Pembine on Saturday, July 1, 2017 from 12:30 p.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Fr. Matt Settle will officiate with burial in Pembine Cemetery. Jacobs Funeral Home, Niagara Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements.