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William Haspel

June 22, 1953-May 11, 2010

William M. "Bill" Haspel, 56, of rural Barnesville, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010 in his home.

Bill, son of William F.K. and Dorothy (Totland) Haspel, was born June 22, 1953 in Detroit Lakes. He attended school and grew to manhood in that area, graduating from Detroit Lakes High School in 1971. He attended Northwest Technical College, where he was trained in welding. In March of 1972 he began working for Mid American Steel of Fargo.

Bill married Roberta Olsen on September 8, 1973 in Dilworth. They made their home in Moorhead until 1976, when they moved to rural Barnesville and raised their family there. Bill continued to work at Mid American Steel until December 2009, when his illness forced him to quit. He continued to live in his home near Barnesville until the time of his death.

Bill was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church of Barnesville. He bowled and was president of the Men's Association at the Galaxie Lanes for a number of years. He was an avid hunter and loved deer hunting with a bow as well as a rifle. Bill also enjoyed golf and fishing.

Surviving Bill are his wife, Roberta Haspel of rural Barnesville; one son, Kyle William Haspel of Barnesville; one daughter, Kelly (Tobias) Burnside of Sabin, Minn.; two grandchildren, Faith Haspel and Liberty Burnside; 14 brothers and sisters, Diane (Lee) Bentley of Ulen, Susan (Ambrose) Beaudoin of Brooks, Minn., Sharon (Duane) Pihlaja of Osage, Kenneth (Lori) Haspel of Detroit Lakes, Charles (Danelle) Haspel of Detroit Lakes, Mary Olson of Bellevue, Neb., Joanne (Donny) Mastin of Osage, Ruth (Milton) Nelson of Detroit Lakes, Michael (Brenda) Haspel of Ottertail, Mark Haspel of Richville, Brenda (John) Seley of Lake Park, James Haspel of Detroit Lakes, Wanda (Tony) Bissell of Granite Falls, Wash., and David Haspel of Las Vegas, Nev.; his mother-in-law, Fern Olsen; three brothers-in-law, Robert (Mary) Olsen, Jerald (Marie) Olsen and Jeffrey Olsen; and one sister-in-law, Cheryl (Ross) Stein.

Preceding him in death were his mother Dorothy Haspel; his father-in-law, Marvin Olsen; and a sister-in-law, Candice Haspel.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 14, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m., in Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville. It will continue for one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, May 15 at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Barnesville, with interment at the City Cemetery in Barnesville.

Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville, provided arrangements. An online guestbook is available at