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John W. Hansler

John W. Hansler

Surfside Beach, SC        

John W. Hansler, 66, passed away on Thursday June 11, 2020 at his home in Surfside Beach, South Carolina.  He was born December 1, 1953 in Newton, New Jersey, son of Willard Hansler and Betty Stephens.

John grew up in Hackettstown, NJ where he was a proud member of the 8-5 class.  He attended Hackettstown High School where he enjoyed athletics and met the love of his life, and future wife, Kathy.  John and Kathy enjoyed 45 years of marriage. 

John was a relentless worker, balancing work, coaching youth sports, family time, and keeping his home and property in tip top shape.  John retired from Hoffmann-La Roche after over 40 years of dedicated service.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, gardening, and sports but most importantly, being the best husband, father, “Boppy”, (grandfather) and friend that anyone could ask for. Those who knew him closely, knew that John cared more about others than he did about himself. 

John is survived by his wife Kathy, mother, Betty Stephens, mother in-law, Helen Staugaard, son John, Jr., daughter, Meredith and her husband, Michael Jiorle, grandson, Cael Jiorle, brother, James Hansler, sister, Bonnie Hagenbuch, and many nieces and nephews.  John was predeceased by his father, Willard Hansler, father-in-law, Andrew Staugaard, and sisters, Brenda Lanterman and Linda Garceau.

The family will hold a small private service in South Carolina, and a formal memorial service will be held at a later date in Hackettstown, NJ.

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Ann Forquer
Lancaster, OH
Created On: 06/21/2020 01:02:45

Dear Kathy,
So sorry to hear of John's death. I always looked forward to John's visits, the cookouts and the gang getting together to eat out. The beach will not be the same.

Hugs and Prayers


Jordan & Zach James
Hartsville, SC
Created On: 06/18/2020 02:39:49

Mrs. Kathy, so terribly sorry to hear of Mr. John's passing. Always enjoyed talking to him in the yards in Surfside and appreciated the great advice he always gave. I know my parents are especially thankful for the wonderful neighbors you've both been since they moved into the neighborhood years ago. He'll be greatly missed. You and your family are most certainly in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know of anything we can do to help.

Mary Anne Ryan Wilmouth
Bedford, Va.
Created On: 06/18/2020 02:15:59

Kathy you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. I was so very blessed to have grown up with John and you in Hackettstown. John was a great guy, and friend. It goes without saying that he will be missed. I know that right now there are no words to ease your grief or pain. So all I can do s send
a (((HUG))).

Noah & Sue
Lancaster OH
Created On: 06/17/2020 23:50:04

Kathy & Family,
Our hearts are broken to hear of John's passing. Kathy you and John was special friends we had the privilege to know at Surfside. Noah had a special friend to fish with! Kathy you are in our hearts & prayers!

JR & Leslie
Created On: 06/17/2020 22:55:31

Aunt Kathy and family
We are so sorry for the loss of Uncle John he will be very missed . Barry will truly miss his sport conversations that they had for so many years . Hopefully as time goes by everyone’s sorrow can be soothed by all the wonderful memories he leaves behind for all that he touched .God Bless

Nicki Carnahan
Created On: 06/17/2020 13:53:08

Johnny, Meredith and Kathy,
I am so sorry for your loss. I know he was a great father and husband and my heart goes out to you all! You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Love, Nicki

Dan and Elyse Allen
Glenside PA
Created On: 06/17/2020 00:14:23

Kathy and family, We are so very sorry to hear of John's passing. I will always have great memories of his friendship and playing ball with John from grade school through high school. He was a great family man and will be missed greatly by anyone fortunate enough to know him. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Dan and Elyse

Barbara and Bob Kolodziejczyk
Washington nj
Created On: 06/16/2020 20:34:14

Kathy and family. We are so sorry to hear of John’s passing. We have such fond memories of him coaching our boys Our Condolences to you

Sandra P. Funnye’
Georgetown, SC
Created On: 06/16/2020 19:34:55

Meredith and Family,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your Father. Please cherish the memories and take care of your Mom. You and your family are in my prayers.

John & Norma Perry
NB Canada
Created On: 06/16/2020 18:22:37

Dear Kathy and family, We are so sorry to hear of John's passing. We have great memories of our outings and conversations
during our winters in Surfside Beach. Those footprints will remain with us always. You are in our thoughts. Love John & Norma

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