Published On: Wed, Oct 5th, 2011

Obituary – Damian J. Haselhorst

RANDOLPH — Damian J. Haselhorst, 82, Randolph, died Oct. 1, 2011, at Osmond General Hospital, Osmond.
Visitation will be 3-8 p.m., with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 5, at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph.
Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m., Oct. 6, at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church, Randolph, with Rev. James F. McCluskey officiating.
Interment will be at St. Frances Catholic Cemetery, Randolph, with Military Rites by Alvin Kessler V.F.W. Post #5545 and American Legion Post #113, Randolph.

Pallbearers will be Damian’s sons, Dan Haselhorst, Chuck Haselhorst, Gary Haselhorst, Gerry Haselhorst, Doug Haselhorst, Dave Haselhorst, Vernon Haselhorst and Steve Haselhorst.
Honorary pallbearers will be Damian’s grandchildren.
Johnson Funeral Home in Randolph is in charge of arrangements.
Damian was born April 9, 1929, at Randolph, to Herman and Rose (Moser) Haselhorst. He attended Cedar County District #38 near Randolph and graduated from St. Frances High School, Randolph, in 1946. Damian worked for his father on the family farm until he entered the United States Army May 29, 1951, and was discharged Feb. 28, 1953, with service during the Korean War. After his military service, he returned to Nebraska and farmed near Randolph. Damian married Delores Huwaldt July 12, 1954, at St. Frances Catholic Church, Randolph. The family farmed, milked cows, fed cattle and raised hogs near Randolph, continuing farming until 2001, when they had a farm sale and moved into Randolph.
The family enjoyed several trips in the United States and in the Caribbean. The couple belonged to the same card club for over 50 years and enjoyed golfing. Damian’s real passion was farming and cattle.
He was a member of St. Jane Frances de Chantal Catholic Church; the Knights of Columbus; and a Life Member of Alvin Kessler V.F.W. Post #5545 of Randolph.
Damian is survived by his wife of 57 years, Delores Haselhorst, Randolph; his 10 children and their spouses: Joan and Ken Lammers, Fargo, N.D.; Dan and Jackie Haselhorst, Randolph; Chuck and Jolene Haselhorst, Randolph; Gary and Lucille Haselhorst, Randolph; Gerry and Sandy Haselhorst, Wausa; Doug and Barb Haselhorst, Neligh; Dave and Anna Marie Haselhorst, Randolph; Vernon and Jennifer Haselhorst, Randolph; Steve and Jennifer Haselhorst, Pierce; Sherilyn and Matt Albino, Lavista; 30 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Darlene Ducey, and Monica and husband, Ron Burns, all of Omaha; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; an infant daughter, Julie; grandson, Scott Haselhorst; three brothers, Lloyd, Ervin and Marvin Haselhorst; and three sisters, Florence Stevens, Evelyn Sauser and Elaine Christopherson.