Lawrence J. Hanselman, 85, Jasper

Lawrence J. Hanselman, 85, of Jasper, died Saturday, June 18, at Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center in Jasper. He was born in Jasper June 24, 1936, to Hugo and Leona (Hochgesang) Hanselman-Marks. He married Betty Boehm May 30, 1956, at St. John Chrysostom Catholic Church in Boston, Indiana.

Larry was a 1954 graduate of Jasper High School. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served as an M.P. He worked at Buehler Foods and as a parts manager for Armstrong Implement before becoming owner of the Schnitzelbank Restaurant in Jasper for 61 years. He was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Jasper, American Legion Post 147, VFW Post 673, the Jasper Deutscherverein, Jasper Knights of Columbus, where he was a 4th degree knight and a founding member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society. He sat on the board of the Restaurant Association, was on the building committee of Jasper High School, was a Distinguished Alum of Jasper High school, and was awarded the Key to the City of Jasper. He enjoyed playing golf, playing cards, especially Sheepshead, boating, being on the water, going to ballgames, and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid fan of the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Hanselman; three sons, Mark Hanselman, Gary Hanselman and wife Donna, and Alan Hanselman and wife Ellen, all of Jasper; three daughters, Gail Hedinger and husband Doug, Lori Braun and husband Mike, and Jill Otto and husband Kurt, all of Jasper; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dianne Klein and husband Larry, Jasper.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepfather, George Marks, one granddaughter, Ashley Braun, and one sister, Phyllis Gerber.

Friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Thursday at the Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper and from 9-11 a.m. Friday at Holy Family Church. Memorial contributions can be made to Holy Family Church or to the Schnitzelbank Endowment at Dubois County Community Foundation. Online condolences can be shared at A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the church with entombment following in the Fairview Cemetery Mausoleum.

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