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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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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

Denny and Melinda Scheid
Fort Myers, Florida
Created On: 06/16/2020 17:44:40

Dear Kathy and Family,
Our sincere sympathy to all of you. We always had fun with you two - especially cheering on our Steelers! You and John made a great team! Keep those wonderful memories of John alive in your hearts. He will be missed.

Scott and Kelly Hagenbuch
Created On: 06/16/2020 17:24:47

Very sorry to hear of Uncle John’s
passing however we have many
treasured memories.
Take care of each other in this difficult
time and we’ll see all soon.

Ashley Wilkinson
Cincinnati, Ohio
Created On: 06/16/2020 02:03:33

Kathy, Steelz, and Mer, I am so incredibly sorry to hear of his passing. I have great memories from the time I knew him... he was so much fun he was to be around! I wish you all strength to get through this difficult time and again so very sorry. Love Ash

Debbie Olynn
Roanoke Va
Created On: 06/14/2020 17:50:43

I'm so sorry Kathy to you and your family. There are no words for the shock of you losing him. I wish I could be there for you but my love and prayers are with you always.

Jim Dempsey
Easton, Pa.
Created On: 06/14/2020 17:40:50

Kathy and family do sorry to hear about the passing of John, he was a good friend to me when we worked at Roche. Prayers to you and the family,

Anneliese Sargent
Myrtle Beach
Created On: 06/14/2020 16:55:42

Kathy, Pete and I are so very sorry!
It’s just unbelievable!
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!

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