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Norman Darrell Hassel
MARION: Norman Darrell Hassel of Marion, Ohio was born on August 3, 1929 in Grove City, Pennsylvania and was called home on Sunday, February 16, 2014, after an extended illness.
He was born to N. R. "Slim" and June Hassel and spent his young life in Grove City, PA.
Mr. Hassel graduated from Grove City High School and attended Grove City College where he was a member of the Delta Iota Kappa fraternity. Darrell joined the Navy in 1954 and was most proud of his time on the USS Valley Forge, CB-45. After returning from the Navy, he found the love of his life, a beautiful petite blonde, Barbara J White, and they married on November 27, 1958. She was a devoted wife of 55 years.
Darrell worked for Nabisco Company for 28 years until his retirement in 1989. His greatest joys in life were the times he spent with family and the priceless moments spent with his grandchildren he adored. He loved to play golf and was a member of Hickory Grove and Whetstone Country Clubs. Some highlights were playing in the ProAms, a couple of hole-in-ones and his trips to Florida with his "golfing buddies". In his early days he loved horseback riding with his Grove City friends and also enjoyed hunting and fishing. Special family times were spent in Canada, boating the Upper Rideau and fishing for Pike in Westport, Ontario. He had a passion for gardening and loved tending to his yard in Grandview Estates. He loved sharing his stories with his family and coaching all to "work hard, go to school and always do the right thing". He was a member of the Grove City Presbyterian Church.
N. Darrell Hassel is survived by his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Debbie (Jimmy) Campbell; seven grandchildren, Hunter, Nathaniel, Megan, Sierra, Norman, Nicholas and Ned; his son, Nathan Darrell Hassel;and sisters, Donna Snedden and Darlene Stabile preceded him in death.
A celebration of life and graveside services will be held at a later date. Boyd Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Boyd-Born Funeral Home
122 West Columbia Street Marion, OH 43302
Published in the The Marion Star from Feb. 18 to Feb. 23, 2014