Sad News!


photo by Kaye Thibault, 1998

Jon Hassler died Thursday, March 20, 2008 of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy.  

Jon's funeral was held at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.

Painting by Jon Hassler

Poem by Robert Frost is one that Jon asked his students to memorize.

The Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Guestbook at

Lakewood Cemetery Section 7, Lot 239, Grave 2



March 2008 Links

St John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota (also video interview) (another article)

Minneapolis StarTribune

Minneapolis StarTribune 1997 article

Minnesota Public Radio (also feature audio)

United Press International  

Associated Press

St Cloud Times

USA Today

Post-Bulletin, Rochester, Minnesota  article about Jon's connection to Plainview, Minnesota

Rochester Post-Bulletin column  

Winona Daily News, Winona, Minnesota  

The Denver Post, Denver, Colorado  

The Washington Post  

The New York Times - obit 

The New York Times - article March 28, 2008

The Catholic Spirit


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