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Harlan Rhey Hassler
Harlan R. Hassler, age 77 of Linn, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019, at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
Harlan was born December 1, 1942, in Jefferson City, a son to the late Carl “Short” Melton and Sadie “Lillian” (Miller) Hassler.
Harlan was a 1960 graduate of Linn High School.
On September 16, 1977, he was united in marriage to Diann Seithel in St. Louis. She survives of the home.
Harlan worked for the Missouri Department of Correction for over 20 years as a Tech Support Engineer, Central Hardware, Amtrak and Rexall drug company before retiring.
Harlan was a member of Pin Oak Baptist Church in Mt. Sterling where he served as worship leader and as a trustee. He was also a member of the “Porch Pickers” music group who played and sang at community events, nursing homes and churches in the area.
His love was music, but he also enjoyed deer and turkey hunting as well as fishing. He coached his daughters summer softball teams from t-ball through high school and became the Linn Lady Wildcats assistant softball coach. He was a supportive Linn Wildcat and helped out by umpiring softball and baseball games. He was an avid St Louis Blues fan and Cardinals fan.
In addition to his wife of 42 years, Harlan is survived by: one son, Ken Hassler of St Louis; two daughters, Michelle Wolfe and her husband Brad of Linn and Kristan Dudenhoeffer and her husband Andy of Linn; one sister, Annetta Moreland of Vichy; two grandchildren, Jacob (Shannon) Wolfe and Eve Marie Dudenhoeffer; one great grandchild, Mia; a sister-in-law, Belinda Hassler of Wardsville as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
In addition to his parents, Harlan was preceded in death by a brother, Kieth “Hoss” Hassler; a brother-in-law, Bob Moreland and his father and mother-in-law, Robert and Virginia Seithel.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 26, 2019, at the Community Christian Church in Linn.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 27, 2019, in the church with Glenn Duncan and Greg Kontz officiating. Interment will follow in the College Hill Cemetery.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Pin Oak Baptist Church.
Ken, we are thinking of you and your family,
Audi parts department Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM
Sorry for your loss. Will always remember his good music.
Ted and Diana Radmacher Dec 27 2019 12:00 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Harlan Hassler
Donna Morrison Dec 26 2019 12:00 AM
He will be missed greatly. He was the best neighbor you could ask for. Prayers to all his family and friends. You will be missed.
Nancy Jennings Dec 24 2019 12:00 AM
Harlan was a great guy! Sorry for your loss.
Rick and Jennie Sieg Dec 23 2019 12:00 AM
Never have I met a man whom is so intelligent, kind, caring, great sense of humor, thoughtful most of all loving . Perry, cousin in crime two of a kind never, did Perry go to Linn without looking for Harlan.
Harlan, I loved the way he spoke and the smile will never be forgotten.
I believe Harlan was Perrys best friend in this world as he will deeply grieve his cousin a very long time.
Im know I am very fortunate to have know Harlan. He will deeply be missed by many.
Our hearts go out to the many family members.
Ella Michelle Delbruegge Dec 23 2019 12:00 AM
So many fond memories of Harlan I couldn't list them all. He always made me smile. His love of bluegrass and country music was always something we shared. He was one of the judges at the OC Fair when I sang Crazy by Patsy Cline and placed 2nd. I thought of you this morning while I was driving to work and I belted out every tune I could think of to send up to you in heaven. I hope you enjoyed the performance. God bless and keep your family. Praise God you are in your final home!
Sally Phillips Dec 23 2019 12:00 AM
I remember last year when he did everything he could to make me a better catcher working with me everyday through all the pain. He was so happy getting to watch me become the best that I could be and being able to help me be just that. I know he was sad about missing most of the games this year but we all held him close in our hearts
Destiny Riley Dec 22 2019 12:00 AM
Harlan was a great guy and a good friend. Last time I spoke with him is when he came to my house just to say he missed our conversations together. We sat and talked for quite awhile. My wife and I thought that was especially nice for him to do that. Our thoughts are with Harlan and his family.
Jon and Raye Ann Lecure Dec 22 2019 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear about the loss of your family member he will be missed
Jamieneuner Dec 22 2019 12:00 AM