May 10, 1923-September 3, 2019
Elvera Hassebrook, 96, of Gretna, Nebraska, formerly of Columbus, died Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at the Gretna Community Living Center.
The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Gass Haney Funeral Home with Kevin Bennett officiating. Interment will be in the Roselawn Memorial Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials suggested to Highland Park Evangelical Free Church.
Elvera was born May 10, 1923, in Creston, Nebraska, to John and Martha (Prang) Husmann. She graduated from Creston High School in Creston, where she later married Harold Hassebrook on Dec. 10, 1941. The couple farmed for several years in the Creston and Platte Center area. In 1953 they moved to Chicago for a short time before moving back to Nebraska, where her husband took over his father's business of Hassebrook Produce in Columbus. In 1957, they opened Hassebrook Farm Service, where she worked as a bookkeeper and later their two sons joined the family business after graduating from college. After retirement in 1987, they enjoyed extensive travels in other countries as well as the United States.
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Elvera has been a member of Highland Park Evangelical Free Church since 1951. She was a deaconess in the earlier years and she taught Sunday School there.
Elvera is survived by daughter: Gloria (Darrell) Meyer of Chandler, Arizona; son David (Delaine) Hassebrook of Ashland, Nebraska; daughter-in-law Gaylene Hassebrook of Columbus, Nebraska; grandsons Steven (Shannon) Meyer and Christopher (April) Meyer of Chandler, Arizona; granddaughter Heather (Zachary) Rieth of Lakewood Ranch, Florida; grandson Nathan Hassebrook of Sarasota, Florida; grandson: Cody (Alina) Hassebrook of Parrish, Florida; granddaughter Sarah (John) Loeffler of Papillion, Nebraska; granddaughter Amy (Jon) Townsend of Kearney, Nebraska; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Elvera was preceded in death by her parents, John and Martha Husmann; husband, Harold Hassebrook; and son, Dale Hassebrook.
Condolences may be sent to www.gasshaney.com