Richard Wayne Hassler of Leasburg, Missouri was born November 23, 1950 in St. Louis to Basil Junior and Marie Catherine Lauth Hassler and passed away Monday, June 13, 2022 at the age of 71 years, 6 months and 21 days.
On July 2, 1979 in Steelville, Missouri he married Amy Patricia Maze.
Richard served his county honorably in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Vietnam in the motor transportation division hauling ammunition to the front lines. Richard was employed as a truck driver for many years, working at Thompson Hauling, Complete Auto and West Construction.
He was a member of the Eagles Club in Bourbon, Missouri and always enjoyed playing Keno. He enjoyed fishing and in his younger days loved to go mud racing.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Basil and Marie Lauth.
He is survived by his wife of almost 43 years, Amy of Leasburg, Missouri; one son, Wade (Kirby) Hassler of Pacific, Missouri; one daughter, Wendy (Nick) Brinkmann of Leasburg, Missouri; one brother, Larry (Trish) Hassler of Union, Missouri; two sisters, Tynna (Ron) Galagher and Judy (Ed) Armstrong, all of Leasburg, Missouri; five grandchildren, Troy, Luke, Heather, Kinley and Klaire; other relatives and friends.
A family inurnment will be held at a later date with full military honors.
The family chose cremation as the final disposition.
Arrangements under the direction of the Britton-Bennett Funeral Home of Steelville, Missouri.