John Fredrich Hasart
Final rites for John Fredrich Hasart
were Wednesday, Aug. 27, 1986, at 10 a.m. in the church of God in Stratton with
the Rev. Donald L. Bloomer officiating. Organist was Kathy Pickard and singers were Linn Pickard and the congregation.
Song selections included: "When the Roll is Called Up Yonder",
"Take My Hand Precious Lord", and "Going Down the Valley".
Casket bearers were Lonnie Spurlin, Ted Spurlin, Andy Hartzmann, Dean Spurlin,
Doren Spurlin and Mark Pugh; honorary casket bearers, Gene Clark, Wendell
Arnold, Theo Borden, Bill Cure, Kenneth Scheierman and Ben Davis. Burial was in Fairview Cemetery in Burlington, with Hendricks Mortuary in charge
The second son born to Jacob and Magtelena Hasart, Dec. 31, 1896, at
John passed away Aug. 25, 1986, at the Hi-Plains Health Center in Burlington at
the age of 89 years, 7 months and 25 days. He attended school at Idalia for three years, then the family moved to Elkhart,
Kan., in 1903 following the death of his older brother Tobias. Here John
completed his education through the eighth grade. He began working for the
neighbors, then in 1915 moved to Sterling, where he worked for his cousin. In 1916 he came to the Stratton vicinity where he bought his first piece of land
through the encouragement of a friend. This became his home until 1963, when
John and his wife Edith retired and moved to Stratton. March 20, 1920, he was married to Anna Adolf and to this union two daughters
were born, Leota May and Della Ann. Anna passed away in September of 1930. John
and Leota made a home together until Leota married in March of 1938 and his
marriage to Edith Powers on April 17, 1938. Della was cared for by her aunt and
uncle, A.W. and Mary Adolf.
John was baptized into the Immanuel Lutheran Church and was a member until his
marriage to Edith, when he became a part of the fellowship at the Church of God.
He enjoyed sports and participated in them when younger. He liked to watch
things grow and would check their growth every day. He enjoyed farming with
horses and later tractors. He loved caring for his horses and cattle. After
retiring, he cared for the Church lawn as long as he was able. He enjoyed his
family and was especially proud of his great-great-grandchildren.
He leaves to mourn his passing, wife Edith of the home; daughter Della and
Robert Pugh of Aurora; six grandchildren, Drusillia Wood and Bill of Vona,
Catherine Hartzmann and Wayne of Stratton, Bunnie Chartier and Walt of Fort
Lupton, Debbie Webb and John of Aurora, Mark Pugh and Cheryl of Loveland, John
Pugh and Nancy of Wrenorrobin, Ga.; eight great-grandchildren, Lonnie Spurlin
and Denise, Vean Spurlin and Rochelle and Anna and Andy Hartzmann, all of
Stratton, Ted Spurlin of Kirk, Doren Spurlin and Peggy Spurlin of Vona and Niki
Chartier of Ft. Lupton; great-great-grandchildren Eric and Sonya Spurlin of
Stratton; and a host of friends and relatives. Preceding him in death were his wife Anna, his parents, brothers Tobias and
Jacob Jr., sister Lena Kirby and daughter Leota Mitchem.