The Remarkable Fred Hafner

Humanitarian food chemist, golfer, karaoke singer & centenarian

b. April 22, 1912, in Buffalo, New York
d. July 2, 2014, in Sun City West, Arizona

Fred's obituary
(as it appeared in the Minneapolis StarTribune and the Arizona Republic




68 photos on Picasa from Fred's four-day long 100th birthday party in 2012


100th Birthday Party Videos

Karaoke Party in Fred's Honor at Coco's Grand

Francine sings La vie en rose

Mary Lee sings Suds in the Bucket
Shirlene sings A Fool in Love &
Albert sings You Don't Know Me

Don sings a personalized
version of 500 Miles

Doris sings I Have Dreamed

Ed Hartman sings Mona Lisa

David sings If Ever I Would Leave You

Doris and Ed pay tribute to Fred

Fred chats with Shirlene


Fred sings his signature tunes
It Happened in Monterey
Young at Heart
Strangers in the Night
Rotary Club Party for Fred

A clown surprises Fred

Family Party at Corte Bella

Monica Day emerges from Fred's cake

Birthday Party for 230 guests at Fred's Church

The main event
100 candles plus Q&A with grandson Brad
(recorded by Tim Primus)


Fred's Hundred Years in Photographs

A brief bio of Fred (2012)
by his daughter Georgia

The Fred Hafner Songbook

A brief history of soy and "MPF"
by Fred Hafner

Congratulatory Letter from the President and First Lady

Front page news coverage in the Sun City West Independent

The Daily News-Sun of Sun City writes up Fred after the event

Fred's diary of 1932 road trip to Colorado

Fred's memoir of his early life

Fred introduces Multi-Purpose Food to India in 1959

Famous People & Events Sharing History with Fred