Joseph “Joe” Haspert, age 98, of Buffalo Lake, passed away Friday, December 28, 2018, at Westview Estates Assisted Living in Buffalo Lake.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 2, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector.
Military Honors will be provided by the Carl O. Potter American Legion Post 135 of Hector. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.
Gathering of family and friends will be Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at St. John's Catholic Church, beginning at 10:00 A.M., for one hour prior to the service.
Joseph John Haspert was born June 16, 1920, in Garden City, Kansas, the youngest of six children born to Folden and Anna (Schneider) Haspert. He was baptized on June 21, 1920, at St. Mary’s Church in Garden City, and confirmed as a youth in the Catholic faith. Joe’s family lived in Garden City and moved to Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, when he was a young boy. He grew up and received his education in Buffalo Lake. On June 19, 1946, Joe enlisted in the United States Army. He received the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal, Japan. He received his Honorable Discharge on November 4, 1947.
Joe was united in marriage to Elaine Oslund on June 30, 1949, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector. They made their home in Buffalo Lake. Joe owned and operated the Amoco Standard Oil Bulk & Service for 42 years. He also enjoyed helping his brother-in-law, Donald Oslund, with his farming operation. Joe and Elaine had shared 56 years of marriage when Elaine passed away in 2005. In December of 2008, Joe moved into the Westview Estates Assisted Living in Buffalo Lake.
Joe was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector and the Knights of Columbus. He loved music and singing, and sang in the church choir. Joe was a member of the American Legion Post 469 of Buffalo Lake. He loved the outdoors, and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He liked to golf, and enjoyed watching sporting events.
On Friday, December 28, 2018, Joseph passed away at his home in Westview Estates Assisted Living in Buffalo Lake, having reached the age of 98 years. Blessed be his memory.
Joseph is survived by his many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Parents, Folden and Anna Haspert; Wife, Elaine Haspert; Father-in-law and Mother-in-Law, Edward and Magdalena Oslund; Siblings: Barbara Eckerman, Katie Brown, Jacob Haspert, Nick Haspert, and Johnny Haspert.