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John William Hassebrock Jr., 95, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 31, 2013 at 2:37 p.m., at Symphony of Lincoln.

John was born on August 14, 1918 in Eagle River, WI, the son of John and Anna Maxheimer Hassebrock. He married Mabel Ruwe on January 25, 1942 in Lincoln. She preceded him in death in 2003.

Surviving are his children: Eugene (Marsha) of Beason; Alfred (Doretta) of Kenney; twins Edward (Wanda) of Lincoln and Edwin (Nancy) of Armington; and Lorraine (Ken) Wilmert of Bloomington. He is also survived by sisters: Lois (Wilbur) Ruwe, Ethel Hein, brother Glen (Muriel); sister in laws Dolly and Erna Hassebrock. John has 11 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 22 step great grandchildren; and 10 step great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, and 1 great granddaughter.

John was an U.S. Army Veteran. He was a farmer for many years and also worked at the Chevrolet dealership in Lincoln.

John was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. He volunteered at the Midwest Food Bank of Bloomington. John was a member of the Antique Car Club and Antique Tractor Club.

John loved helping people and working in his garden. He enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and friends.

Funeral Services for John will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at Zion Lutheran Church in Lincoln with Rev. David Ramirez officiating. A visitation will be held from 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 5 at Fricke-Calvert-Schrader Funeral Home in Lincoln and an hour prior to the service at the church. A burial will follow the service at New Union Cemetery in Lincoln. Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church, Midwest Food Bank, in Bloomington, IL, or Memorial Hospice of Sharing Wishes. Friends may leave a condolence at www.calvertmemorial.com/lincolnarea/.

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