Aleen M. Hassard, the daughter of Al and Evelyn (Schuler) Hanson, was born March 2, 1939, in Oakland, California. Her childhood years were spent in Oakland where she attended school and graduated from St. Elizabeth's High School.
In 1962, Aleen moved to Oak Park, IL where she owned and operated a home interior decorating business for many years. In 1981, she moved to Alta, IA. It is there that she met her longtime companion of 32 years, Scott Schuler. They made their home in Alta. Aleen enjoyed working from home where she cooked, sewed, and gardened, along with helping to raise his children.
Aleen enjoyed reading, gardening, and sports, especially football and ice skating. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family and friends.
On Sunday, March 23, 2014, Aleen passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center at the age of 75. She was preceded in death by her father, Al Hanson, and one sister, Janice Pausa.
She will lovingly be remembered by her partner, Scott Schuler of Alta, IA; her mother, Evelyn Hanson of Lodi, CA; her children: Jacqueline (Michael) Heneghan of Westminster, CO, John (Ann) Hassard of Flower Mound, TX, William "Bob" Hassard of Cleburne, TX, Keith Schuler of Branson, MO, Lisa Gaule of Des Moines, IA, and Aaron Schuler of Colorado Springs, CO; 14 grandchildren; one brother, Kern (Karen) Hanson of Valley Springs, CA; and many nieces; nephews; other relatives; and friends.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Wednesday, March 26, 2014, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Storm Lake.
Father Tim Friedrichsen
There will be no visitation
At a later date.