Andrew Hassler
1951 - 2019
Wickenburg Funeral Home & Crematory
187 N. Adams St
Wickenburg, AZ
Andrew Hassler

Wickenburg - Andrew Earl Hassler, 68, passed away on Christmas in his home in Wickenburg, AZ. He was born in Texas City, TX on October 18, 1951. He was the son of Fred Hassler and Doris (Ma) Bohannon. He graduated from Palo Verde High School in Tucson, AZ. He was a loving Dad and Grandfather, a mentor/coach to many young men in the Arcadia neighborhood, and beloved friend. He was a former Major League baseball player, pitching for 14 years with six different teams. He enjoyed spending time with his close friends and family. He will forever be remembered for his kindness and friendly demeanor. An extremely humble and sincere man that touched countless lives with his humane generosity and understanding nature. Andy was preceded in death by his father Fred Hassler, mother Doris (Ma) Bohannon, and sister Charlotte. He is survived by his lifetime best friend Debbie Wines, his two proud sons, Drew Hassler and his wife Chelsea Hassler, and Derek Hassler. His two dear grandchildren Dillon Hassler and Peyton Hassler who he cherished. Brother Fred (Butch) Hassler. Sister Nancy Paulus. Nieces and nephews. Friends may offer online condolences at

Published by The Arizona Republic from Dec. 31, 2019 to Jan. 5, 2020.
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Brian Kilpatrick
December 10, 2020
I live across the street from Andy & being a lover of sports, we had many great chats about baseball, golf, etc. I miss you everyday, Andy. Drew & Derek were nice enough to give me one their Dad's worn baseball caps. I cherish that cap & feel Andy every time I wear it My heart goes out to his family & all of those that loved me. SO very sorry that I cannot make it to the service but will wear that cap with honor & respect on the 26th. Peace my Brother
Mary Pat Tackaberry
January 26, 2020
I grew up with Andy, in Tucson, and play baseball with him from Little League to Senior League to High School at Palo Verde.

We kept in touch with each other throughout his professional career. When I moved to Chicago, in the '80s and 90's we would have lunch together when his team was in town. I have many, many photos of our LL teams if the family is interested in seeing them,

We were all trying to locate Any recently as we celebrated our 50th high school reunion last November.

My little finger, on my left hand, remains deformed because of the days when I caught the hard-throwing Andy Hassler. [email protected]
Craig Slavin
January 12, 2020
You were my buddy, golfing partner, roomie in pro ball at El Paso and Salt Lake City. If people could have only heard your fastball "sizzle" when you threw your 100 mph fastball back then. I was there in the room in Portland when the Angels called you up from Triple A. They told you your ticket to New York was at the front desk and you were starting against the Yankees the next was like a dream. RIP, brother
Mike Floyd
January 9, 2020
My condolences are extended as you mourn the loss of your dear loved one. May you find comfort and strength to cope during this trying time. (Psalm 90:10)
January 7, 2020
Very sad to see a solid Major League lefty reliever pass away at a relatively young age. Prayers & condolences for his family during this sorrowful time.
Joe M
January 3, 2020
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