A memorial service for Dennis L. Hassebroek will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Buffalo Center. Inurnment will take place in Olena Mound Cemetery in Buffalo Center. His family will greet friends from 9:30 AM Saturday until time of the service at the church.
Dennis Lee Hassebroek was born February 3, 1946, in Buffalo Center, son of Marvin and Margaret (Van Hoorn) Hassebroek. He graduated from Buffalo Center High School in 1964. On November 6, 1964 he was married to Nola Matson at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Buffalo Center.
While in Buffalo Center, Dennis worked various jobs that included the Elevator, The Creamery hauling milk, as a part time policeman and helping various farmers during the harvest season. For 17 years he worked with his brother Willy at J&J Livestock buying and selling hogs. In 1991, Denny and Nola moved to Des Moines where he began working at Iowa Pack, then for several trucking companies ending his career working 12 years for LB Transport. He retired in 2011 because of health related issues and needing a liver transplant. Denny enjoyed fishing, traveling, and doing woodworking projects. He also enjoyed going to Prairie Meadows. His biggest joy was his grandkids.
Denny passed peacefully surrounded by family on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Kavanagh Hospice House on 56th Street in Des Moines at the age of 73.
He is survived by his wife Nola of West Des Moines, three children, Lori (Scott) Hohl of West Des Moines, Rhonda (Gary) Dameron of Des Moines, and Travis (Patty) Hassebroek of Buffalo Center; and eight grandchildren, Kayla (Patrick) Martin, Kristin (fiancé Boris Mrkajic), and Lindsey and Zachary Hohl, Ashley and DeMarcus Dameron, and Nic and Paige (fiancé Mark Milbrandt) Hassebroek. He is also survived by a brother, Marlyn (Ruth) Hassebroek of Buffalo Center; two sisters, Shirley (Mark) EIsenbarth of Algona, and Elaine Wilcox of Hampton; a sister-in-law, Nancy Hassebroek of Buffalo Center; a brother-in-law, Robert (Gale) Matson of Osawatomie, KS; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Robert (DeeAnn) Hassebroek and Willy Hassebroek.
"I am sorry that we will not be able to celebrate Denny's life because of the nasty April storm. Denny's was a remarkable guy. The minute you heard that remarkable voice you knew he was present and couldn't wait to be close to visit. He always had a caring presence. He gave the best hugs on the planet! Just like all of you I will miss those encounters will this great guy, but our family members in heaven are rejoicing that they have been reunited. May God give all of you peace as you continue on this earthly journey.
Janet VanHoorn Colwill "
"So many wonderful memories with this great family growing up! Denny was a great man and will be missed by many. You are all in my thoughts.
Ann Gordon Wenthold"
"nola and all the family, you are in my thoughts and prayers, remember the memories they are so preciouds"
"Shirley and Elaine, so sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. May you feel God's comfort love and peace especially at this time. Wish I could be there for you on Saturday but am unable to attend the service due to other obligations. Will keep you and the entire family in your prayers. Walter Reemtsma"
"Nola and family, So sorry for your loss,sending prayers to all the family. Joyce White,10048 250th Street,West Union, Iowa 52175"
"Shirley and Marlyn, my sincere sympathy to you on the loss of your brother."
"Gods comfort to Nola and the family. So glad we got to visit with Denny at the state fair last year. Denny will be missed at our class reunions. "
"Have fond memories of Denny teasing me to no end when I spent the summers with the Hassebroeks, Even though I live in Oregon thought of Denny often. RIP cousin. Hugs and prayers to the family."
"Lola I am so very sorry to hear about Denny. He had an incredible way of lighting up a room I will miss his sassy attitude and the way he made everyone smile. This was such a shock. My prayers will be with you though this heart breaking time. Hugs, Carri Beck Great Clips"
"I remember when Denny and Wilbur came to Portland for a visit. They seemed like wild boys to me. Being 7 years younger I looked up to them and though they were very handsome cousins. Prayers to Nola and the family. Joan Okrasinski, Cousin."
"We are so sorry to hear about your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless.
Susan (Legried) Smith and family"