Mr. Hassel was born March 15, 1929 in Blue Island, Illinois, the son of Paul A. and Charlotte Welter Hassel
He was retired from the Illinois Bell Telephone where he was an investigator and later raised and bred Arabian Horses and was a cattle farmer in Reddick, Florida.
He had served in the U. S. Army.
He was a member of St. Bridget’s Catholic Church.
He married Phyllis Bella Hassel on August 3, 1957 in Blue Island, Illinois.
Surviving with his wife is a son, Michael Hassel and his wife, Laura of Alpharetta, GA; a daughter, Debby Hassel and her significant other, Ken Coffland of Berryville, VA; a cousin, Mary Jane Prieboy of Orland Park, IL; three brother-in-laws, Frank Bella and his wife, Maureen of Flossmoor, IL, Joseph Bella and his wife, Nancy of Frankfort, IL and John Bella and his wife, Carol of Vero Beach, FL; a sister-in-law, Mary Quillin and her husband, Richard of Ft. Wayne, IN; and four grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Arrangements are being handled by the Enders & Shirley Funeral Home, Berryville, VA.
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