Obituary: John Hasenbein


Memorial services for John Morice Hasenbein, 74, of Cullman, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug.1, 2019 at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Hasenbein passed away Sunday, July 28, 2019 at Cullman Regional. He was born March 7, 1945 to John Maurice and Leona Hasenbein.

Mr. Hasenbein attended school at Sacred Heart, Saint Bernard Preparatory, and Cullman High School where he was a member of the 1962 State Championship Football Team. He majored in Business Administration and Economics at Saint Bernard College and received a master’s degree from UAB in School Organization and Administration.

He served as the president of the Cullman County Teacher Association, chairman of the Alabama Education Association State Legislative committee for two years, president of the Cullman County Cattlemen’s Association for two years, board of directors for CCCA, 30-year board member for Alabama Feed & Grain Association and served as president for two terms during that time.

He taught school in Loretto, Tennessee and served as a football coach while there. He was a football coach and administrative assistant at Vinemont School and assistant principal at West Point.

Mr. Hasenbein partnered with his best friend, Ronnie Donaldson, to form J & R Feed Service. Ronnie was more like a brother to him than a partner.

He was the purchasing manager for Alabama Farmers Cooperative feed division for 10 years. He joined Bunge Corporation as the facility manager for nine years. He retired from the River Grain Operations in Decatur, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Martha Ruth Hasenbein, who John said is “the best thing I ever did.” Other survivors include daughter, Christie (Dale) Bright; son, Army Special Forces MSGT. John Jacob (Desiree) Hasenbein; daughter, Amber (Landon) Lyle; grandchildren, Blake (Allison) Bright, Caleb (Anna) Bright, Luke Bright, Abby (Chase) Mallard, Cody Hasenbein, Cooper Hasenbein, Breeauna Lopez, Avery Lyle, and Andrew Lyle; great-grandchildren, Bennett Bright, Barrett Bright, Ansley Bright, Greer Bright, Grant Mallard, and Baby Bright coming soon; and sisters, Lena (Jimmy) Augustin, Ann Augustin, and Clara (James) Laminack.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019 at Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church music fund.