Martin W. Haselhorst, 88, of Trenton, Ill., born March 24, 1928, in St. Rose, Ill., died Thursday, May 5, 2016 in Trenton Village.
Martin was retired from aircraft maintenance at Scott Air Force Base. An Army veteran serving from 1951 to 1953. He enjoyed spending quality time with his family and grandchildren along with gardening, coin collecting, camping and square dancing.
Martin was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church and Men's Holy Name Society in Trenton, honorary life member of the 3rd Degree Knights of Columbus Council 2932, lifetime member of the Trenton VFW Post 7983 and Catholic Holy Family Society.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard "Ben" and Margaret, nee Lampe, Haselhorst; brothers and sisters and their spouses Greg and Louis Haselhorst, Al and Loretta Haselhorst, Benedict and Ellen Haselhorst, Steve and Dorothy S. Haselhorst, Karl and Dorothy K Haselhorst, Marie and Al Zurliene, Augusta and Ralph Litteken, Catherine and Clarence "Bud" Heap, and Tillie Haselhorst; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ruth Haselhorst, Msgr. John Stallings, and Michael Schmalz.
Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Mary Ann, nee Stallings, Haselhorst, whom he married on Oct. 19, 1950, at St. Mary Church in Trenton; his children, Barbara Snider of Trenton, Ed (Cheryl) Haselhorst of Highland, Tina (Charles) Ripperda of Aviston, Dr. Kevin Haselhorst of Scottsdale, Ariz., Marvin (Patricia) Haselhorst of St. Louis, Mo., Terri (Jim) Hilmes of Highland, and Bernie (Sue) Haselhorst of Swansea; nine grandchildren, Frank (Kristin) Snider IV, Dustin Snider, Anna Lisa (Frank) Mally, Ryan (Crystal) Haselhorst, Jared (Courtney) Haselhorst, Grace Haselhorst, Rose Haselhorst, Brenden Haselhorst, and Rachel Haselhorst; six great-grandchildren, Addison, Brooklyn and Frankie Snider, Sophia Mally, Mason and Maddox Haselhorst, and anticipating the arrival of his seventh great-grandchild; brothers, Herman Haselhorst of Highland, and Msgr. Vincent Haselhorst of Shiloh; and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Josephine (Al) Heger of North Carolina, Therese Schmalz of Breese, and Ursula (Jerry) Tabaska of Breese.
Memorials can be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, Mater Dei High School or Heartland Hospice and will be received at the visitation or through Moss Funeral home in Trenton. Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family by visiting www.mossfuneralhome.com.
Visitation: Visitation will be from 8:30 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday, May 7, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton, Ill. A Knights of Columbus 3rd degree service will be at 9:30 a.m. and the Trenton VFW service at 9:45 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Funeral: Funeral Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday May 7, 2016 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Trenton with Rev. Joseph Rascher and Msgr. Vincent Haselhorst concelebrating. Interment will be in St. Mary Cemetery with full military honors.
MOSS FUNERAL HOME, Trenton, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on May 6, 2016