George Hasenstab

Print Obituary
George Hasenstab, 90, of Belleville, IL, husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend died Thursday, March 3, 2022, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Born July 9, 1931, to George and Virginia Hasenstab, he grew up in Belleville and was a proud 1949 graduate of Cathedral High School where he formed lifelong friendships. As a man of great faith, he was an active volunteer at his beloved St. Mary’s Church in Belleville, IL. George was a selfless man, the first to help anyone in need. He was a generous donor to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, the Stella Wagner Foundation, and countless other charities.

He is survived by his wife Alice, nee Biver, Hasenstab; and his children, Mary (Jim) Frierdich, Julie (Dana Hunsche) Hasenstab, and Tim (Cathy) Hasenstab.  He was blessed with eight grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

George was preceded in death by his sons, George and Lenny Hasenstab; granddaughter, Becky Hasenstab; and great-grandson, Finley Esker; his parents, George W. and Virginia, nee Miller, Hasenstab; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Fannie, nee Loyet, Biver; and a sister, Patricia (Clay) Campbell. Also preceding him were many wonderful sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends.

In keeping with George’s well-established priorities, he had requested that, in place of flowers or memorials, loved ones and friends do a special good deed to someone in need. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A memorial mass will be at 6 p.m. Monday, April 4, 2022, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.


14 Comments on George Hasenstab

Charles Muckensturm said : Guest Report Apr 05, 2022 at 1:04 PM

Dear Alice, my deepest sympathy for your loss, and mine as well, for the passing of a truly great friend of many years.

  • wildwood
  • mo
Evelyn (Biver) Naeger said : Guest Report Apr 03, 2022 at 3:14 PM

Aunt Alice , Mary, Julie and Tim- So sorry for your loss and he was so very special to so many- “a gentle giant” to us as kids and always smiling and pitching in and creating fun for us Biver cousins!! He now rests w/ Jesus eternally….

  • Ste. Genevieve
  • Mo
Mary Hallbauer said : Guest Report Mar 08, 2022 at 4:59 PM

My deepest sympathy to all the family especially Mary Rose. I have such great memories of him. He was a wonderful person.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Larry Dahm said : Guest Report Mar 07, 2022 at 12:54 PM

Hi Alice, please accept my sympathy at the passing of George. He was a pillar at St Mary all my years there. A model of Jesus. You and I were on staff together at SuperValu in the mid 70s. I often remember those halcyon days & yearn to pack a bag or stock a shelf or ring a customer or hide from Gene in the dairy cooler. Blessings upon you always. LD

  • San Francisco
  • CA
Mark & Kim Forcade said : Guest Report Mar 07, 2022 at 6:42 AM

We were very sorry to hear of George’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you please except our sympathy

  • Smithton
  • Il
Lois Orlet said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2022 at 8:42 PM

I was so sorry to hear about George. They don't make 'em like that anymore! He always had a few kind words for everyone. He will be missed. Love & Prayers

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Stephanie Orlet said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2022 at 8:16 PM

I remember Mr. Hasenstab from his days living down the street from my uncle Andy and aunt Eileen. He was a very kind man. My condolences.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Bob Lanter said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2022 at 4:26 PM

May George rest in God’s eternal light and peace! My condolences for your loss Alice and family. He was our favorite meat cutter at West Main Kroger. He would often buy a jar of Klausen pickles from the meat case and share it with us stock-boys. Pickles always remind me of George. Amen. Bob Lanter

  • Illinois
Terry Wade said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2022 at 2:41 PM

Now I have 2 George Hasenstabs to miss - both always brought the best of who they were to the party!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dolores (Dee) Bayley said : Guest Report Mar 06, 2022 at 1:31 PM

My deepest of sympathy in your great loss! Prayers for all of you!

  • Swansea
  • Illinois
Nora Landgraf said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2022 at 3:42 PM

Your dad was a terrific guy. So sorry for your loss.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Margaret Wells said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2022 at 2:12 PM

Sorry for your loss. It's hard losing "pops" . In my thoughts and prayers

  • Belleville
  • Il
Kathy Orlet said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2022 at 11:27 AM

I'm so very sorry for your loss of this wonderful man. He will be missed by so many of every generation. Much love to you all.

  • Quincy
  • Il
Linda L. Wuertz said : Guest Report Mar 05, 2022 at 9:32 AM

Deepest sympathy to you Mary for your loss. May he rest in eternal peace God bless you and your mom and your family

  • Millstadt
  • IL

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.