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Larry L. Hassler, 73 of Grand Island died Monday, June 11, 2012 at
home following a courageous bout with cancer.
Celebration of life service will be 2 p.m. Thursday at First Presbyterian
Church in Grand Island. The Reverend Caroline Price-Gibson and Chaplain
Steve Shanno will officiate. Burial of ashes will be in the Grand Island
Gathering of family and friends will be from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday at
All Faiths Funeral Home.
Mr. Hassler was born November 7, 1938 at Washington, Kansas the son
of Gene and Virginia (Collins) Hassler.
Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Gwendolyn; daughters and sons-in-law,
Teresa and Lonnie Berger of York, NE, Cynthia Nagaki of Grand Island,
Cheryl and Bryan Jones of Sidney, NE and Amy and Monte Holyfield of Golden,
CO and brother and sister-in-law, Ken and Cheryl Hassler of Lincoln,
Those also left to cherish his memory are grandchildren, Justin, Sean,
Nicholas, Ashley, Brennan, Oliver, Elliot, Carolyn, Jacob and Mandy.
He was welcomed into heaven by his parents and grandson, Phillip.
Larry graduated from Scottsbluff High School, class of 1956 and attended
Scottsbluff Junior College. He served in the Nebraska National Guard.
On October 4, 1957 he was united in marriage to the love of his life
Gwendolyn Strachan. They lived in Scottsbluff where Larry worked for
American Loan Company until transferring to Marshall, Missouri. Larry
completed his education from Central Missouri State College with a Bachelors
of Science degree in Accounting. They moved to Grand Island in 1967 where
he worked as a national bank examiner for 13 years. They moved to Cheyenne,
Wyoming in 1980 and then to Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1982. Larry served as
President of First Wyoming Bank in Kemmerer. They moved to Anita, Iowa
where he was President of Anita State Bank. Larry was in banking for
over 30 years. Together they owned and operated a motel in Fort Madison,
Iowa. Following retirement they moved back to Grand Island in 2000 where
Larry became a Real Estate Agent.
Memberships include First Presbyterian Church; Grand Island Rotary
Club; Paul Harris Rotary Foundation member and a member of the Board
of Realtors. Larry enjoyed bicycling, hunting, fishing, golfing and playing
bridge. Most of all, Larry enjoyed being a husband, father and grandfather
to his wonderful family.
Memorials are suggested to First Presbyterian Church.