Funeral services for Carl Jafek, 71 year old Buffalo man who passed away early Friday morning at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Tuesday, February 21st at 2:00 p.m., from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo, with Pastor Don Paulson officiating. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Monday, from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Interment will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery with the VFW and American Legion in charge of military graveside honors to follow the funeral. Donations in Mr. Jafek’s memory may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter or the Amie Holt Care Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com.
Carl Leroy Jafek was born on March 5, 1945, in Cushing, Oklahoma, to Lester and Evelyn Jafek. He moved with his family to Glendive, Montana, when he was in the eighth grade. The family later moved to Baker, Montana, where he graduated from Baker High School with the class of 1963. After high school he joined the U.S. Navy, and served in Puerto Rico and Turkey. Carl received an honorable discharge in 1967, and moved to Buffalo, Wyoming, where he worked various jobs until he took a job with Ucross Land and Cattle Company. He went to work for the Bar Six Bar Texaco Ranch in 1976. He was married to Christene Irigaray on July 29, 1977, in Buffalo, where they made their home. Carl continued working for Texaco until he took early retirement in 1998. He continued living in Buffalo and worked various jobs until ill health forced him to retire. He had been a resident of the Amie Holt Care Center for the past two years.
He is survived by one son, Brian Jafek of Poulsbo, Washington; one brother Bob Jafek of Gillette; two sisters, Carol Scheuffele and her husband Vic of Great Falls, Montana, and Charlotte Boespflug and her husband Jerry of Buffalo; and three grandchildren Haley, Julianna and Joseph Jafek all of Poulsbo, Washington. He was preceded in death by his parents and two great nieces.