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Robert Hassing Sr.



On Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, Robert Gary Hassing, Sr. passed away as a result of an automobile accident near Wishram, Washington. He was 63 years old.

He was born in Goldendale, Washington to Shirley Anita (Thompson) and John Albert Hassing on April 3, 1950. Bob graduated from Goldendale High School and earned his bachelor’s degree from college in Portland. He moved to South Dakota but returned to Centerville to help run the ranch with his father. Mr. Hassing worked as a truck driver and moved to Wishram in 2010 to care for his mother.

He gave generously to charities helping disabled veterans. Bob was a strong Catholic, but attended both Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Goldendale and Wishram Community Church. He loved reading, bowling, collecting Coke memorabilia, football cards and baseball cards. Mr. Hassing enjoyed working in his yard and was a great neighbor and community servant.

Bob will be missed by his children Robert G. Hassing, Jr. of Vancouver, Washington, Joli Kirk of Creswell, Oregon, Heather Hassing of The Dalles, Oregon, Lonnie N. Swingle of Battle Ground, Washington and Larry N. Swingle of Vancouver; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel in Goldendale with interment following at Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Goldendale. Columbia Hills Memorial Chapel is handling arrangements.


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