Linus Hassfurther, 88, Ferdinand

Linus Hassfurther, 88, of Ferdinand, died Friday, July 24, at his home. He was born in Ferdinand January 21, 1932, to Lawrence and Amelia (Dilger) Hassfurther. He married Darlene Hasenour May 3, 1955, in Celestine.

Linus was a lifelong farmer.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Hassfurther; two daughters, Sheila Fleck and husband Cliff, Jasper and Cindy Hassfurther, Ferdinand; three sons, Russell Hassfurther and wife Tina, and Bill and Andy Hassfurther, all of Ferdinand;  three brothers, Sylvester “Nessy” Hassfurther and wife Debby, Pat Hassfurther and wife Donna, and Tom Hassfurther and wife Charlotte, all of Ferdinand; one sister, Martha Hulsman, Birdseye; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one son, Tony Hassfurther.five brothers, Edgar, Norman, Albert, Joe, and David Hassfurther, and two sisters, Dorothy Oeding and Ruth Gish.

Friends may call from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Ferdinand Catholic Church in Ferdinand. Online condolences can be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com. Funeral services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church  with burial following in the church cemetery. Ferdinand American Legion Post 124 will conduct military graveside rites.

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