Mary Lou Hassler
Mary Lou Hassler
  • May 10, 1931 - January 9, 2018
  • Columbia, Missouri

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Mary Louise Hassler


Mary Lou Hassler, 86, of Columbia, MO, passed away Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, at Boone Hospital, surrounded by her family. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11am, Friday, January 12th, 2018, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, with visitation beginning at 10am at the church. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Jefferson City.

Mary Lou was born on May 11th, 1931, in Winnetonka, Missouri, to George E. Wolf, Sr. and L. Berneice Burnham. She graduated from Jefferson City High School in 1949 and from Jefferson City Junior College in 1951. She married William T. (“Bill”) Hassler on July 30th, 1951 in Jefferson City. They joined Our Lady of Lourdes in 1960. She and Bill enjoyed traveling the world together. Mary Lou was an avid reader and spent her time volunteering at Central Missouri Food Bank and walking in the mall with her friends.

She is survived by her children Michael (Cindy) Hassler of Houston, TX, and Lyn (John) Hassler Karl; her grandchildren Katie (Brent) Karl McDannald of Columbia, Dr. Amanda (Mark) Hassler Stadnyk of Brooklyn, NY, and Sgt. Jordan (Alyssa) Karl; great grandchildren August McDannald and Leila Karl; brother George E. (Gwen) Wolf, Jr. of Kansas City, MO; and many nieces and nephews. Her husband, Bill; sister, Barbara Fitzgerald; and her parents preceded her in death.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri at 2101 Vandiver Dr., Columbia, MO, 65202.

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