Harry Hasenpflug
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Harry Hasenpflug
  • March 31, 1932 - February 17, 2015
  • Bellaire, Texas

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Harry J. Hasenpflug, Jr. of Houston, Texas passed away peacefully the morning of Tuesday, February 17, 2015. He was born to the late Harry and Agnes (nee Tracka) Hasenpflug on March 31st, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife Jane (Hunt) Hasenpflug with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. He is also survived by their sons Jerome and Jim and his wife Molly (La Rose) Hasenpflug, and daughter-in-law Debra Ullmann, wife of deceased son John, grandson Christopher and wife Tara, granddaughter Amanda and her husband Brian Garraty, grandsons Michael, Matthew, and Mitchell, and great-granddaughter Ella Jane.

Harry graduated from St. Louis University High School in 1949. He earned his B.S.(1953) and M.S. (1955) degrees in Geophysical Engineering from St. Louis University. He served as the president of the SLU Student Council in his senior year. He was a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists since 1952.

Harry enjoyed a distinguished career of 35 years with Shell Oil Company, spanning exploration geophysics and geology research. He was a pioneer in the computerization of geophysical and geological analysis for oil and gas exploration. In 1989 he retired as Manager, Technical Coordination-Exploration, Business Planning and Integration, Information Services-Systems.

He was an active and devout Catholic throughout his life, and served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Houston.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Levy Funeral Directors, 4525 Bissonnet, Bellaire, Texas 77401.
The funeral service will be conducted Thursday February 19, 2015 at 2:30 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77025. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.