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Dean H. Hasskamp

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AITKIN — Dean H. Hasskamp, age 45, of Aitkin, died Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Dean was born March 18, 1967 at Crosby, the son of Lyndon and Maudell (Dotzler) Hasskamp. He grew up and attended schools in Aitkin and was a member of the class of 1986 even though he graduated in 1987 due to health issues. Dean worked for the family business, Hasskamp Brothers Well Drilling as a supply runner. Dean enjoyed hunting, loved his guns and knife collection. He also enjoyed working on the tractors at the family farm, riding his Trike, and enjoying a good steak dinner. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church at Cedarbrook, Sons of the American Legion and helped them serve their omelet breakfasts, Aitkin Lions Club of which he was a past president, and the Wealthwood Rod and Gun Club. He loved working with kids and had served as a coach in the T-Ball League in Aitkin. He was a huge promoter of organ donation for the Life Source Organization. He was also instrumental in promoting diabetes awareness in the Aitkin area. He loved his reunions with his classmates. Dean loved life, and he especially loved his nieces and nephews and treated them as they were his children.

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He is survived by his father: Lindy Hasskamp of Aitkin; Brother and sister in law: Dennis and Teresa Hasskamp of Aitkin; Sister and brother in law: Dorothy and Clint Host of Aitkin; nieces and nephews: Tony Host, Adam Host, Erin Host, Chad Hasskamp, and Jennifer Schneider; great nieces: Madellyn and Audrianna Schneider, and also his dog Bunny. He was preceded in death by his mother Maudell Hasskamp in 1987.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday from St. John’s Lutheran Church at Cedarbrook with Rev. Sandy Berg Holte officiating. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m., Saturday from with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. at the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home and also 1 hour prior to the services at the church Sunday. Burial will be in the St. Thomas Cemetery in Aitkin.

Arrangements are with the Sorensen-Root-Thompson Funeral Home in Aitkin. www.srtfuneral.com.

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