Marian Louise Hassig was born in Naples, New York on March 19, 1924 and passed away on her 96th birthday in Louisville, Colorado, after dealing with various health issues. The daughter of John Alfred Hanggi and Pauline Jennings Hanggi, she grew up on a farm near Naples and lost her mother at age 4. Her father was remarried to Dorothy Wright Hanggi, who helped raise Marian.
After high school, Marian became a Registered Nurse at Meyer Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, NY. While working there, she met her future husband, Carl Hassig of Grand Junction, Colorado, in U.S. Army training there. They corresponded during Carl’s wartime service in Europe. In 1947 she moved to Inglewood, California, where Carl was working, and was an RN at the hospital there for about a year. They were married in Inglewood on March 20, 1948. Soon after, they moved near Broomfield, Colorado where Carl went into business with two of his brothers at Cozy Corner, a country store, garage and gas station. Marian and Carl raised three children in the area.
Marian soon began working at Boulder Memorial Hospital, later becoming a school nurse for Adams County District 12 and remaining there until her retirement in 1989.
Marian was an accomplished artist, creating many excellent paintings and ceramic pieces over the years, and was an active member of Palletteers Art Club. She also loved nature and camping. Marian was also a member of several churches over the years, including Broomfield Calvary Chapel.
Marian was remarried in 2004 to Marion Clark of Westminster, Colorado. Marian and Marion spent their final active years RV camping around the West.
Marian’s beautiful, gentle spirit will live on through her children and those who knew her, as well as through her artwork. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents and stepmother; her first husband, Carl Hassig; her second husband, Marion Clark; and two brothers, Alfred and Thomas Hanggi. She is survived by a sister, Evelyn Seeger of Hilton, New York; a brother, John Bruce Hanggi of Surprise, Arizona; and her three children and their loved ones: Rebecca and Dan Varle of Broomfield, Gary and Diane Hassig of Colorado Springs, and Mark Hassig and E.J. Fiala of Louisville, Colorado.
A memorial service will be held at a later date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite charity in Marian’s name.