Dianne E. Hafley

August 9, 1956April 18, 2019

Dianne E. Hafley, 62, of Fremont, passed away peacefully April 18, 2019 at home with her family. She was born August 9, 1956 in Tiffin the daughter of Burton Eugene and Alice (Feurer) Joseph. She was a 1974 Tiffin Calvert graduate. Dianne worked at Memorial Hospital as a nursing secretary.

Dianne was active with The Scleroderma Foundation and spent time advocating and supporting others diagnosed with the disease. She enjoyed baking, her specialty was her Christmas cookies, which she made by the dozens. Baking became a family event; she’d often implore the help of her husband and son for decorating. Dianne was a lover of animals, through the years numerous dogs found their way into her heart and into her home.

Surviving is her husband of 43 years, Tim Hafley of Fremont, OH; son Matthew (Megan Gooch) Hafley of Lakewood, OH; brothers Dave Joseph of Alpharetta, GA and Dennis Joseph of Tiffin, OH.

A Memorial gathering will take place on Sunday, May 19, 2019 from 1-5 PM at Keller-Koch-Chudzinski Funeral Home, 416 S. Arch Street, Fremont, OH. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Scleroderma Foundation, your local hospice care, or your local Humane Society/animal shelter.


  • Memorial Gathering Sunday, May 19, 2019


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Helen polak

May 19, 2019

Tim and Matt, So sorry Aunt Peg and I were unable to attend the gathering today. I so wanted to be there to celebrate Diane's life. I so loved her .
Her Mom and Dad were so special to me & of course Denny. You are in my thoughts & prayers. Peg and I are planning to visit all of you this Summer. Love you both, Helen

Mark Joseph

May 3, 2019

Some of my favorite childhood memories are from visiting Aunt Dianne, driving from Georgia to Ohio during the summer or Christmas break to visit family. I'll always remember visiting her home in Fremont, my sister and I climbing the spiral stairs. I'm glad I got to spend some quality time with her during a visit the summer of 2011, but most of all my family will remember her each Christmas, that time of year when like clockwork her gift of cookies and candy Christmas treats would arrive in the mail, every year without a miss over the past decades. We'll miss you, Aunt Dianne.

Joanne Nye (RRT 40YR)

May 3, 2019

Dianne was always that warm SMILE that greeted visitors and staff from her front desk at Fremont Memorial. No matter the craziness of the day - SHE was SMILING!!! WE had FUN in those "old days". Thanks for renewing the MEMORIES!!!

Calvert Catholic Schools Tiffin, Ohio

May 2, 2019

With Heartfelt Sympathy...may she rest in God’s loving embrace.

Bunny Bakies-Joseph

May 2, 2019

She was always laughing, even when others would have been crying. She was so strong for so long and I will always miss my sister-in-law, Dianne.

Marie Van Ness

May 2, 2019

Tim and Matt, So sorry for the loss of Dianne. We worked on 2North together and we met many times while walking , she with her dog in the Grove.

Marie Schroth

May 2, 2019

Tim and Family, sorry for your loss. As a classmate I remember Diane as quiet and friendly. May all your happy memories help you through this very sad time.

Paula Bernard

May 1, 2019

Dear Tim & Family , my deepest sympathy on the passing of your dear wife, mother, sister & friend. Dianne was a kind, sweet classmate!

Denise Black

April 27, 2019

Tim and family, So very sorry for your loss. I loved spending time with Dianne in high school, her loving nature and kindness towards everyone will remain among my favorite memories. Wishing you comfort and peace, with my sincere condolences.

Elaine Sendelbach

April 27, 2019

My thought and prayers are with you Tim, and your family. I fondly remember Dianne as a quiet and gentle person. May you find peace and comfort in the many happy memories you have of your years together.