Obit: Hassert, Frank (1869? - 1941)
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Surnames: HASSERT DUNHAM WITHAM PATTEN

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wis.) 02/10/1941

Hassert, Frank (1869? - 8 FEB 1941)

Frank Hassert, 72, a Spanish War veteran, died Saturday morning at 10 o’clock at Veterans Hospital, Chicago, following a lingering illness.

A week ago his wife and stepson, Leroy, Dunham, were called to Veterans Hospital in Minneapolis, where he was then a patient, because of his serious illness. At that time he was transferred to the Chicago Hospital.

Mrs. Hassert and Mr. Dunham left Greenwood (Clark Co., Wis.) Sunday morning for Plymouth, Iowa, where funeral rites and burial will take place.

Mr. Hassert came to Clark County 20 years ago and settled in Braun Settlement. Two years ago he retired to the City of Greenwood and purchased his present home.

Besides his wife and stepson, who lives in East Side Mobile Bay, Ala., he has a married daughter in Iowa and two grandchildren.

(Follow on in 2/28/1941 Marshfield News Herald)

Rites for Frank Hassert, 74-year-old resident of Greenwood, who died Feb. 8 at Hine Veteran Hospital, Chicago, following a long illness, were conducted Feb. 11 at Manley, Iowa. The Rev. H.G. Bachman, pastor of the Free Methodist Church of Plymouth, officiated, and burial was made in the Oakwood Cemetery, Plymouth.

"Abide With Me," "Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me," and "Now the Day is Over" were sung by the American Legion Auxiliary quartet, Greta Holcomb, Harriet Mikkalson, Hazel Peshak, and Esther Otteness, during the rites, and Nellie Seeley was accompanist.

Military services at the grave were conducted by the American Legion with Commander Charles L. Schnell in charge. Pallbearers were Kenneth Chehock, M.J. Mikkalson, George Reynolds, Earl Pedeity, Orrin Peshak, and Charles L. Snell.

Theodore Schwartz was color bearer; Walter Harmon and George Tibbets, color guards; Corbin Hemphill, chaplain; and Marion Scarrow, bugler. The firing squad was George Reynolds, sergeant-at-arms, and Lloyd Graves, Roy Carmany, Blair McCready, and Leon Smail. Mr. Hassert was a Spanish War veteran responding to the first call for volunteers. He received his honorable discharge when the Army was disbanded.

In the spring of 1917, Mr. and Mrs. Hassert came to Greenwood from Iowa and remained here until three years ago when they retired and moved to the city.

Besides his wife, the former Mrs. Alma Butts Dunham, whom he married Nov. 14, 1905, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Goldie Witham, Lake Mills, Iowa; two grandchildren; a stepson, L.A. Dunham, East Side Mobile Bay, Ala; a brother, William Hassert, Waukesha; and a sister, Mrs. Susan Patten, Boscobel.

 

 


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