Dorothy Hasenstab

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Dorothy E. Hasenstab, nee Huelsman, of Belleville, IL, passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at the age of 92. Dorothy was born in Breese, IL on March 8, 1931, to August and Alice, nee Schlarmann, Huelsman. She married Earl Hasenstab, on November 24, 1949.

During her lifetime, Dorothy was a very active member of St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. She took pleasure in volunteer opportunities such as the weekly quilting group, the Meals on Wheels program, St. Luke’s kitchen crew, and many other fundraising efforts.

Dorothy also enjoyed sewing, travelling, fishing, and playing cards, especially with her sisters. Her passion for life centered around her family and her tremendous group of friends. Her family was her pride and joy, and she never missed an opportunity to see her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Dorothy’s thoughtfulness shined through her everyday actions with loved ones and friends. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her. Her family takes great comfort in knowing she is with the Lord and all the family and friends who have gone before her.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her son, Michael; an infant daughter, Mary; a granddaughter, Stephanie; a brother, Hugo Huelsman; two sisters, Genny Endres and Edna Niebur; a sister-in-law, and six brothers-in-law.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Nick (Jean) Hasenstab, Dianne (Camilla McHugh) Hasenstab, Tim Hasenstab, and daughter-in-law, Cheryl Hasenstab; other survivors include her six grandchildren, Brian, Bridget, Mike, Katie, Nathan, and Joe; six great-grandchildren, Harrison, Fiona, Emily, John, Luke, and Skyler; three loving sisters, Evelyn Pakosta, Pauline Billhartz, and Connie Street; and many other extended family members.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Luke’s Soup Kitchen, founded by her late husband, Earl, or to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2023, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A memorial mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2023, at St. Luke’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Joseph Oganda and Fr. Gene Neff concelebrating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.



4 Comments on Dorothy Hasenstab

John Carroll Sullivan said : Guest Report Nov 17, 2023 at 9:48 AM

Prayers to the Hasenstab family. Mrs. Hasenstab will truly be missed. She was a wonderful person. Ron Coffey and I send our sympathy to the family.

  • Ofallon
  • Il
Bonnie Haake said : Guest Report Nov 15, 2023 at 8:44 AM

Dianne, Nick and Tim, I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your sweet mother. Growing up in the same neighborhood, Dorothy was like a second mother to us. She always had a Velveeta cheese sandwich and chocolate milk for me. She was so kind. May she Rest In Peace.

  • Anna
Daniel Hagarty said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 8:35 PM

One of my best friends mom growing up , she taught me how to tie my shoes . She was a wonderful mother. And to Tim , Nick and Dianne my deepest sympathies. God Bless

  • Grafton
  • Il
Tom and Debi Beaston said : Guest Report Nov 14, 2023 at 5:51 PM

So sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. Peace be with you all

  • Swansea
  • IL

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