Arizona Obituary Archive

Search      Post Obituary

William Paul Hassler

Posted 2024-06-14 by Pat R
Wickenburg Sun (Wickenburg, Arizona)
Wednesday, May 15, 2024, p. A-4

William Paul Hassler sadly passed away Tuesday morning on April 16, 2024
at 1:35 a.m. at the age of 62. William was known to many as Billy, Billy
Boy, Dr. Bill, or Bill Hassler. He was born at Holy Cross Hospital in
Los Angeles, Calif. on September 4, 1961.

He had an eventful life in California until he was six when he and his
sisters moved to Morristown, Ariz. to live with his Uncle Kearby and
Aunt Judy. He learned how to live in the desert, haul water, and pick
cactus for his Aunt Judy's cactus seed business.

He attended Morristown Elementary School with his sisters who all
graduated and moved on to attend Wickenburg High School where he
graduated in 1979. Bill was in many activities growing up as a child,
such as 4-H, Junior Achievement, Shop in high school and Little League.
His mentor in high school was Mr. Kenrick because he was always there
for him.

He typically worked on anything that he could "fix"--that's why he went
by Dr. Bill. Whether it was computers, cars, wood, etc., he prided
himself in his ability to make things work again. He worked for a bunch
of different shops and even ran his own business at one point.

He eventually moved back to California where he met Suzanne (Sue)
Longfield in 1997 and had their one and only child, Ashley Paige
Hassler, in 1999. In 2006, the three of them moved to Las Vegas. Bill
and Sue raised their daughter there and Bill lived in Las Vegas up until
the day he passed away at UMC's SICU.

Bill was an amazing father, brother, friend. He was always there for
those in need and was one of the most compassionate people out there. He
raised his daughter the best he could and motivated her to live a life
better than he did. He had the best sense of humor and could always make
the most dull situations seem so bright. He could light up any room he
walked into.

He loved many types of music including Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson,
Boston, Journey, Moody Blues, Cars, and many others. He was known to
everyone as a happy person, always with a smile on his face.

He is survived by his daughter, Ashley Paige Hassler; sisters, Mary
Larson, Debbie Callahan, and Diane Carstensen; plus 12 nieces and
nephews and 11 great nieces and nephews.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the Wickenburg Funeral Home (187
N. Adams St.) on June 1, 2024 at 12 p.m. Please come by to see family
and friends and show your support during this tough time.

A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It
brings us together again and again.--Maya Angelou

Note: These obituaries are transcribed as published and are submitted by volunteers who have no connection to the families. They do not write the obituaries and have no further information other than what is posted within the obituaries. We do not do personal research. For this you would have to find a volunteer who does this or hire a professional researcher.

Questions About This Project?