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Dana Ashley Hafertepen
Dana Ashley Hafertepen

Dana Ashley Hafertepen

September 12, 1983 - May 13, 2021

Service Location Date Time Stream Link Directions
Visitation Spring Grove Funeral Home, 4389 Spring Grove Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45223 May 26, 2021 5:00pm - 8:00pm Directions
Graveside Service Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery, 11000 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45249 May 27, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm Directions

Dana Ashley Hafertepen, 37, passed away unexpectedly on May 13, 2021.  Beloved daughter of Laurel and the late Kenneth Hafertepen.  Cherished sister of Erin Hafertepen, Eric Hafertepen and Stephanie (Mark) Porter.  Loving and adored aunt of Bayleigh Porter. 

No words will ever fully capture who Dana was and what she meant to those around her.  Blessed with a sharp intellect, Dana graduated near the top of her class at Mount Notre Dame while juggling an active schedule that included time as student government president and co-captain of the dance team.  After making her mark at MND, Dana moved on to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned a degree in information technology, and set the stage for a return home to begin a distinguished career at Accenture.  

A world traveler with a thirst for adventure, Dana visited India, Australia, New Zealand, and multiple countries in Europe.  She spent time volunteering over the years at various organizations which included teaching coding to local students and sharing her love of reading with young students at Oyler Elementary through the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati.  

Genuine, selfless, and kind-hearted, Dana made friends wherever she ventured.  From hosting holiday gatherings at her house, cheering on her favorite sports teams, to exploring events around Cincinnati and beyond, Dana never missed an opportunity for fun with friends and family. 

Dana wasn't just a social butterfly but a thoughtful and compassionate friend, daughter, sister, and aunt.  She always had the perfect gift or card to give, a willing ear whenever you needed to talk, and an infectious laugh to cheer you up. She will be forever missed but always remembered. 

A visitation and celebration of life to be held from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Wednesday May 26, 2021 at Spring Grove Funeral Home (4389 Spring Grove Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45223). Graveside service to be held at 11:00 am on Thursday May 27, 2021 at Gate of Heaven Cemetery (11000 Montgomery Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45249.)  Friends, family, and co-workers are encouraged to bring a favorite picture(s) of Dana and/or a favorite thought or memory (hand-written or printed) to either the visitation or graveside service.  For those unable to attend, memories and/or pictures can be sent to 

In lieu of flowers, donations in Dana's memory can be made to the Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati ( Girls Who Code ( ), or the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (  

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