MADISON - Marguerite "Marg" Linna Hasse died on April 20, 2000, at Attic Angels Place Health Care Center at the age of 89. She was born in Dodge County, Wisconsin, in Oak Grove Township on June 9, 1910, the only child of John Philip Hasse and Meta Laona Hasse (nee Fehling). Marg grew up in Dodge County near Juneau on her parents farm and graduated from Juneau High School in 1927. She received her BA degree from Carroll College in Waukesha, Wisconsin, in 1931. In 1942 she received her MA degree from Northwestern University specializing in Latin and Greek studies. In 1956, she received a MS in library science from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She also furthered her education with various summer school courses. After graduation from Carroll College in 1931, she taught in Antigo, Wisconsin, until 1948. She then moved to Madison where she taught English and served as librarian in Central High School until it closed in 1968. She finished her outstanding career at Madison West High School as an English teacher and librarian and retired in 1975, for a total of 44 years of service to public education. In her leisure time, Marg enjoyed lapidary, coin and stamp collecting, and gardening. Above all she loved reading and books. She was rarely seen without a book in her hands and had two books next to her hands when she died. Marg was preceded in death in 1999 by her very close friend Emma Jorde, who suffered from Parkinson’s Disease. She is survived by her cousins, including Georgan (E. Thomas) Leverentz of Madison, Marjorie (William) Williams of Rochester, Minnesota, Ellen (Kermit) Anderson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Barbara (Robert) Sabatke of Milwaukee, Orren (Dorthea) Fehling of Mount Horeb, Kenneth (Gladys) Fehling of Sarasota, Florida, Ann (Fred) Lane of Dothan, Alabama, Austin Hasse and Audrey (Hasse) Beck of Oshkosh, and Bernice Vogt; as well as many friends and colleagues. Marg was very appreciative of all the excellent care she received while a resident at Attic Angels. A memorial service will be held at CRESS FUNERAL HOME on Speedway Road on Thursday, April 27, 2000 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. David Lyons of First United Methodist Church officiating. There will be a visitation time beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service. A private interment was held earlier at Roselawn Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church of Madison, the Madison Parkinson Support Group, or the charity of your choice.
Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on April 26, 2000