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Springan - Stevenson Funeral Home
It's all about saying goodbye.
Harold George Haffner
June 14, 1935 - August 7, 2019

Place of Birth: Sidney, MT
Residence: Sidney, MT
Age: 84

Harold Haffner was born June 14, 1935 in Sidney, MT to George and Katherine Gabel Haffner. He attended grade school at Newlon and high school at Sidney High graduating in 1953. While in high school, Harold received his pilot’s license. After high school he attended MSU in Bozeman and then the U of M in Missoula. During this time he decided to join the United States Navy for Naval Aviation in Florida, where he attended flight training. Upon completion of that he went on to advanced flight training in Texas. After finishing advanced training Harold became a pilot for the United States Marine Corp. Early into Harold’s military career, a plane that he was flying crashed causing an injury to where he could no longer fly. Harold decided to go back to the U of M where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business.
In 1964, Harold married Beverly Ann Petronilla “Pet” Marman. He did end up flying again, landing a job flying parts and corporate people for Tractor Equipment. After working there for a time he worked at Reynold’s in Sidney, then joined his father in farming eventually retiring altogether.
Harold loved flying and riding motorcycles, saying that he loved the freedom they both brought him. He also had a love of building model airplanes.
He was preceded in death by his parents George and Katherine and his wife Pet. He is survived by his daughters Stacy Gustafson and Stephanie Quinn, five grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

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Tanjia Melland (Cartwright, ND)
Aug 8, 2019
Steph, Stacey deepest sorrows for you and yours...
Emily Hoff (Sidney)
Aug 9, 2019
Steph, Stacy and all of Harold's extended family, I remember Harold and Pet from my younger years, I always admired both of them. Harold always took time to stop and visit with me when I would see him at the grocery store or at the Lodge. I'm happy knowing they are once together again. Hugs and prayers to the family.
Dana Koch Johnson & Steve Johnson (Fargo, ND)
Aug 10, 2019
Steph and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss.
Harold & Pet were so supportive to my Dad, Vic
During my Mother, Lois’ struggle with cancer.
As Pet also battled it.
Harold & Pet will forever be in my heart.
Cheryl Messer (Sidney, MT)
Aug 10, 2019
My thoughts & prayers are with you.
Jill Staffanson Thom (Sidney, Montana)
Aug 10, 2019
What a nice guy Harold was. Always nice to chat with him. My payers and sympathy to all of Harold's family...
Allen (Allie) Rein (Belgrade, MT)
Aug 12, 2019
My most treasured time with Harold,was my first plane ride,what a neat man will be missed !!!!!
Violet Tharp
Aug 12, 2019
Stacy and Stephanie, My memories of Pet and Harold began at JCPenneys. Pet was so kind and loving to wait on. Harold was so lost when she died. We spent many hours mopping water in the basement, watched him repair the walls in the back room. He was so frustrated the water kept coming in---but he was always very nice and pleasant with me. He and Pet can rest in peace together knowing they raised a beautiful family. May you find peace in God's loving arms.
Judy Broeder (Wheatland, WY)
Aug 14, 2019
Sorry to learn another cousin has passed away. May God comfort you at this difficult time.
Lloyd Wind (Mountlake Terrace , WA)
Aug 28, 2019
Harold spent many hours helping my father, Eugene, fly model airplanes. I spent many sat and sunday mornings with harold who was pretty good at flying those planes. My father said that Harold held the record for the lowest ejection survival in a jet. (unconfirmed). I also heard he buzzed town and broke several windows....
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