Stuart Hasselquist

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FUNK - Stuart Paul Hasselquist, 61, of rural Funk died Thursday, Aug. 4, 2005, at his home north of Funk.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege with the Rev. David Sites officiating. Burial will be at Moses Hill Cemetery in Phelps County.
Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday with the family present from 3 to 5 p.m. at Nelson-Bauer Funeral Home in Holdrege.
He was born March 13, 1944, in Holdrege to Wesley and Pauline (Waller) Hasselquist.
On June 13, 1970, he married Mary Lynn Elsasser in Bancroft.
Survivors include his wife; son, Jason of Funk; daughter, Heidi Anderson of Holdrege; brothers, John of Hawthorne, Nev., and Keith of Boise, Idaho; and sister, Betty Leggott of Grand Island.
Additional survivors include his son-in-law, Chris Anderson of Holdrege; grandson, Trace Anderson of Holdrege; sister-in-law, Claudia of Boise; brothers-in-law, Michael Leggott of Grand Island and Warren Elsasser and wife, Carol, of Oceanside, Calif.; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was confirmed at Holcomb Evangelical Free Church north of Holdrege and was later baptized at Bethel Lutheran Church in Holdrege.
He received his primary education in rural schools north of Holdrege, concluding at R-4, then graduated from Holdrege High School in 1962.
He attended McCook Junior College.
He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam era from 1966 to 1968.
He returned to Phelps County and farmed.
He and his wife lived on farms north of Funk.
He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, which he served on the property committee, church council and served as a usher and never missed an opportunity to give Tootsie Rolls to the children. He was past president of the Funk Lions Club and served on the Funk Co-op Board.
He loved golf, hunting and fishing, playing cards during the winter at the fire hall and social time spent with friends at the Coffee Cup Café in Funk. He also loved spending time with his family, especially his grandson, Trace.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant sister, Norma Jean; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Paul and Erma Elsasser.
A memorial has been established.