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Hasselbrink, Richard W. – 1953-2019


Posted By: Diana Wagner
Date: 3/26/2022 at 09:09:46

Richard W. Hasselbrink, 66, passed away at Ascension-All Saints, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, after a brief, but courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by the love and support of his family. He was born in Grinnell, Iowa, on March 10, 1953, the son of Richard and Ruth (nee: Puls) Hasselbrink.
On September 7, 1974, in Holy Cross Lutheran Church he was united in marriage to Marilyn Ann Gedemer. Their marriage was later blessed at St. Lucy Catholic Church, where they remain members.
Rick was proud to have coached his son in baseball and basketball. Rich served as President of St. Lucy’s Athletic Association and along with several dedicated parents; help found the St. Lucy Basketball tournament. Above all else, Rick enjoyed spending time with his grandkids, attending as many of their activities as possible. He enjoyed woodworking and watching his Hawkeyes, Bears and Brewers.
Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; their children, Jennifer (Danny) Wiseman, of Kenosha, and Jon (Katie) Hasselbrink, of Kenosha; four grandchildren, Connor and Kayla Wiseman, and Payton and Gavin Hasselbrink; mother, Ruth Hasselbrink, of Grinnell, Iowa; three sisters, Joyce Endres, of Lincoln, Neb., Kathy (Lonnie) Fults, of Kellogg, Iowa, and Susan (Brad) Marlatt, of Grinnell, Iowa; brother, Mike (Dana) Hasselbrink, of Kellogg, Iowa; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Chuck (Ann) Gedemer, of Racine, and Patricia Albro, of Manteca, Calif.; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.
Richard was preceded in death by his father, Richard Hasselbrink; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Jerome and Lorretta Gedemer; and brothers-in-law William Albro and Michael Gedemer. A private family service was held, where family was asked to wear Iowa Hawkeye gear.
The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Michael Mullane and his staff and the nurses on 5C for their compassionate care of Rick.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital are suggested.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory, 4600 County Line Rd., Racine, 262-552-9000,www.draeger-langendorf.com.
Source: Grinnell Herald Register; June 27, 2019


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