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Gene Hasseler - Departed on Feb 22, 2019 - Green Bay, Wisconsin
Gene Hasseler - Departed on Feb 22, 2019 - Green Bay, Wisconsin

Gene Hasseler

Born in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin on Dec 18, 1930

Died on Feb 22, 2019 and resided in Green Bay, Wisconsin

Gene Hasseler, 88, passed away on February 22, 2019, after a brave battle with cancer. He was born in 1930, in Wisconsin Rapids to John and Mabel (Gross) Hasseler. 

Gene graduated from St. Norbert High School where he earned the nickname “Smiley” for his big grin he later served in the U.S. Marines. For years, Gene worked on his family’s ranch. In 1959, he married Rosemary Kriedler. They eventually moved to Cato where they owned a farm and raised their children. Gene served as the Town of Cooperstown Assessor for over 20 years, overseeing the town numbering for postal codes. He also worked in town maintenance. Gene had a deep love for travel. During the summers, Gene and Rosemary took their family to see many famous and historic landmarks in the United States. In retirement, the two enjoyed playing golf on their property, where they built a 3-hole course, and at local golf courses. In his later years, Gene especially enjoyed visiting with family and spending time with his friends, Floyd and Ann Zeman, and Cal and Karen Naidl.

Gene loved God, family, and his community in prayer. He was a gentle soul, who believed in the power of prayer and everyday acts of kindness. He was active in the churches he attended, serving in leadership positions when at St. Joseph’s in Kellnersville. He had been a member at St. Willebrord’s for over 25 years. He was a lifelong Packers fan, attending the historic Ice Bowl. Gene enjoyed movies, a good meal, road trips, and warm laughter. 

He is survived by his children and their spouses, Robert and Nancy (Specht) Hasseler of Salinas, California; Terri Hasseler and Ken Abrams of Cranston, Rhode Island; Ann (Hasseler) De Carrasco and Miguel Carrasco of Dallas, Texas; his grandchildren, John and Megan Hasseler, Dylan, Jacob, and Joshua Abrams; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Arlene Hasseler, Irene Nelson, Albert and Marjorie (Meives) Kriedler, and Frank and Patricia (McDonell) Kriedler; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; his parents, John and Mabel; his sisters, brothers, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carol and Charles Frkovich, John Hasseler, Jr., James Hasseler, Peggy and Charles Mathys, Irene and Cliff Tarkowski, Gloria and Charles Henn, Rita and LeRoy Dickmann, Bernadine and Donald Faas, David Nelson, Lillian and Harold Phillips, Olive and Leon Laessig, and Sr. Freda (Anita Kriedler).

Friends may call at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum, 2121 Riverside Drive, on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, 2019, in the chapel with the Rev. Andrew Cribben, O. Praem officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausolum. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family.  On-line condolences may be given to the Hasseler family at www.prokowall.com.  

The family wishes to thank Unity Hospice, especially his nurse Melanie, social worker Molly, and CNA Amy for their care; St. Vincent Hospital Oncology Department, ICU and rehabilitation staff; and the VA of Green Bay.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations go to the American Cancer Society and Unity Hospice, 2366 Oak Ridge Circle, De Pere, WI 54115, (920) 338-1111.


Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday Mar 16, 2019, 11:30 a.m. at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum

Visitation: Saturday Mar 16, 2019, 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum

Served by Proko-Wall Funeral Director: Carl Pauc

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