Rodney A. Hassemer, age 54, passed away at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday, January 21, 2012. He was born on March 30, 1957 in Chippewa Falls to Delvin and Bernice (Blum) Hassemer. Rod had many jobs throughout his life including farming and scrap metal and salvage work. He loved being outdoors, especially fishing and cutting and splitting wood, as well as spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his brothers: Albert Hassemer of Bloomer, Randy Hassemer of Bloomer, Chuck (Jodi) Hassemer of Bloomer, Joe (Lisa Kay) Hassemer of Elk Mound; sisters: Patricia (Michael) Koehler of Ladysmith and Kim Lewis of Marshfield; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; infant brothers: Thomas and Delvin Jr.; Niece: Bobbi Jo Lewis
The family would like to thank Dawn and Lori from Mayo Clinic Hospice and Dr. Skaar and Dr. Bruxvoort for all their loving support, care, and compassion. An informal Celebration of Life for Rod will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2011 from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at Cedar Bay Resort on Marshmiller Lake, his favorite fishing spot. All friends and family are invited. Olson Funeral Home in Bloomer is assisting the family.