The memorial service for Elise “Alice” Jasmer Hahn of Wadena, was held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Bartlett Township, rural Verndale, MN, with Pastor Carlton Anderson presiding. Elise passed away on July 1, 2012 at the age of 78, in Wadena surrounded by her loving family.
Elise was born to Rudolph and Clara (Lehmann) Jasmer on June 22, 1934 at home in Bartlett Township. In school she was a member of the chorus and worked on the school newspaper the “Pirate Clipper”. In 1960, Elise married Clayton Hahn at Immanuel Lutheran Church near Verndale. They farmed and raised a family near New York Mills by Jaskas Corner. Elise also worked at Tuffy’s and the Elder’s Home while raising her family. She worked over 20 years as a Machinist at Anderson Automatics, Inc. in Minneapolis, retiring from a job very few women tackled at that time and even to this date. She was a lifetime member of the VFW Women’s Auxiliary in New York Mills. Her hobbies included crocheting, knitting, gardening, hunting, fishing, working crossword puzzles, and taking pictures with Polaroid cameras. She spent time traveling, watching Wheel of Fortune, and M.A.S.H., along with collecting seeds from yellow tomatoes for next year’s garden. She shot a bear while deer hunting in 1980, at a time when you were able to do so. Music brought her pleasure, especially songs by Elvis, Creedence Clearwater Revival and other soft rock. Most of all, she loved spending time with family and friends.
Elise was preceded in death by her parents, Rudolph and Clara; and brothers Marvin, Lawrence, Fred, Lester and Ben Jasmer; and brother-in-law Ray Soderberg. She is survived by her daughter Laura Landin of Verndale; son Tom (Brenda) of Sebeka; 5 grandchildren & 13 great-grandchildren; sister Millie Soderberg of Wadena; and brother Charlie Jasmer of Verndale. Also surviving Elise is her ex-husband, Clayton Hahn, who has remained a good friend.
Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Bartlett Township, MN.