Thomas J. Hassel
FUNERAL HOME
Colonial Chapel Funeral Home & Crematory - Orland Park
15525 South 73rd Avenue
Orland Park, IL
Thomas J. Hassel, age 87, U.S. Army Korean War Veteran. Beloved husband for 64 years to the late Charlene F. Hassel, nee Drogosz (November 7, 2021) passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on November 23, 2021. Loving father of Karen, Ken (Chriss), and Dianne (Jim) Hensel. Cherished grandfather of William, Andrew, and Daniel Hensel; Rebecca and Thomas Hassel. Dear brother of the late Joseph (Susan) Hassel. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. Also survived by his faithful canine companions Seymour and Meg. Tom worked for the Village of Orland Park for 42 years. First serving as the Building Commissioner followed by working in the Code Enforcement Department. He was a passionate Chicago Bears fan. He loved fishing--especially at Lake Thunderbird in Putnam, IL. Tom was very active in Orland Youth Association Sports programs and the Orland Park Kiwanis. He thoroughly enjoyed watching all of his grandchildren's activities. Services will be private followed by an Interment with Military Honors at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in the Spring of 2022. In honor of Tom's life, memorial donations to Hines VA Hospital, Attn. Voluntary Service, 5000 S. Fifth Ave., Hines, IL 60141 (please put Tom's name in the memo line) or to an animal rescue organization of your choice are appreciated. Express your thoughts and condolences at colonialchapel.com 708-532-5400


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Cathy and I offer our sincerest condolences to Tom's wonderful family, including Seymour and Meg. In 2005, Tom and Char welcomed us to the neighborhood as next door neighbors with open arms,loving hearts, and a friendship that would last for 16 wonderful years. Tom even gave us his lawnmower from the lake house instead of throwing it away. Tom and Char were the best neighboors anyone could ever ask for and we are grateful we had the priveledge to know them for so long. Godspeed, Tom (and Char). With Love, Joe and Cathy DiGiacomo, your loving neighbors.
Joe and Cathy DiGiacomo
Friend
December 7, 2021
Tom had a major impact on many lives through his dedication of youth sports in Orland Park. The Sloat´s have the Hassel family in our thoughts and prayers.
Michael Sloat
Friend
November 30, 2021
Tom we mourn your passing just as you were mourning a couple of weeks ago with the passing of your wife Charlene. It is overwhelming that we have loss two of our best friends and neighbors. Both you and Charlene will be missed, but it is good to know that both of you are back together. We've loss two very good friends but, God now has them. Tom and Charlene please rest together in peace and love.
Paul and Kathy
November 25, 2021
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