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September 11, 2012
Messenger News

Anna "Ann" Marie Hassett, 95, of Fort Dodge, died Friday September 7, 2012 at Tompkins Memorial Health Center.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at Corpus Christi Church in Fort Dodge with Monsignor Kevin McCoy officiating. Interment will be held in Corpus Christi Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Gunderson Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

She is survived by three daughters, Margaret "Micki" Laddusaw (Don) of Sioux Falls, SD; Pat Hassett (fiancee Stan Jones) of Fort Dodge and Rosemary "Rusty" Hassett of Moline, IL; three sons, Robert Hassett III (Lynda) of Ukiah, CA., Jim Hassett (Donna) of Humboldt and Dick Hassett of Mediapolis; ten grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren & another one in January and three great-great grandchildren; her sisters, Gert Friis of Sloan, Mary White (Roger) of Liberty, MO; and a brother Jim "Tom" Brell of Camdington, MO. She is preceded in death by her parents, Jack & Margaret (McGivern) Brell, step-mother Helen Brell, sisters, Helen Millinger and Eulalia "Jimmy" Wagner, her brother Jack, her husband Bob in 2005 and son Joe in 2009.

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Anna Marie (Brell) Hassett was born on April 4, 1917, in Sloan, IA. She attended high school in Sloan and graduated from Marigrove College in Detroit, MI, where she met Bob Hassett and was married on August 19, 1939. They were married 66 years. The couple lived in Detroit until 1948 when they moved to Sloan. In August of 1955 the family moved to Fort Dodge and raised seven children. After Bob retired in 1985 they moved to Glendale, AZ where they lived until they moved back to Fort Dodge and resided at Friendship Haven in October 2003. Ann moved to Tompkins Health Center in 2011.

She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, PTA President of Corpus Christi, St Edmond Booster Club, Marian Home Bazaar and Crafts, member of Holy Trinity Church, Catholic Daughters and was known as "The Pajama Lady" as she cut out pajamas for Operation Christmas for 27 years. Ann & Bob traveled to all 50 states in their motor home, except when they flew to Hawaii and cruised on a ship to Alaska.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left to discretion of the family.



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