Howard Dee Hasler

Funeral service for Howard Dee Hasler, 65, Lawrence will be held at 11 am Friday, June 21, 2013 at Plymouth Congregational Church.  Burial will follow at Clinton Cemetery in Lawrence.  He died Sunday, June 16, 2013 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital surrounded by family.

He was born on December 28, 1947 in Pueblo, CO the son of Charles Daniel and Helen Marie (Ferns) Hasler. 

He graduated from The University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in education.  Howard was the Vice President of LRM Industries and the previous Director of Cottonwood, Inc. and SDSI in Garden City, KS.  He was an associate member of Plymouth Congregational Church.  Howard was raised in the Catholic Church. 

Howard married Cynthia Ann Steele on April 28, 1990 in Lawrence, KS.  She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his mother, Helen, Lawrence; three sons, Robb Ryan and wife, Edmée, Myrtle Beach, SC, Travis Evan and wife, Samantha, Denver, CO;  Chad Aaron Wiley and wife, Heather, Lawrence, KS; brother Harvey Lee Hasler, Bozeman, MT; sister-in-law, Karen and husband, Marv, Ellinwood, KS; grandson, Kaelum Robb Rodriguez Hasler; his first wife, Linda Wiley Hasler, Lawrence and father-in-law, Dick Steele.  He was preceded in death by his father, Charles in 1987; and mother-in-law, Ruth Steele. 

Howard loved family, friends, travelling, hunting and fishing in the great outdoors.  He enjoyed family trips and he loved God.

The family will greet friends from 6 until 8 pm on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. 

Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Cottonwood Foundation or the American Cancer Society and may be sent in care of the Mortuary.

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