Contact Us

Nicholas J. (Nick) Hasselfeldt, 83, St. Cloud


March 30, 1934 – September 16, 2017


Nick HasselfeldtNicholas J. (Nick) Hasselfeldt, age 83, St. Cloud, MN died on September 16 at Quiet Oaks Hospice, St. Augusta, MN surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 11:00 AM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, St. Cloud, MN. Visitation will be Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 4:00 to 8:00 PM at Benson Funeral Home, St. Cloud, MN and one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery, Little Falls, MN at a later date.

Nick was born on March 30, 1934 in Mankato, MN to Harry and Elise (Roller) Hasselfeldt. Nick lived in Eagle Lake, MN until 1951 when he moved with his family to the Brainerd lakes area. After graduating in 1952 from Brainerd High School, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for two years and was stationed in California. He attended Mankato State College earning a B.S. in Education and later completed his Master’s degree in Education at the University of Minnesota.

Nick married Marie Knudsen on August 23, 1958 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Mankato, MN. They made their first home in Staples, MN where Nick was a teacher at Staples High School and later a counselor at Staples Vocational Technical Institute. In 1967, Nick moved his family to St. Cloud after accepting a counselor position at St. Cloud Technical and Community College. He retired in 1992.

Nick enjoyed spending time with family and friends in both Minnesota and Arizona. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s events, traveling, fishing, hunting, gardening, birdwatching and his card club. He was an avid supporter of the St. Cloud State Huskies men’s hockey team. He was a past American Legion Commander in Eagle Lake and St. Cloud and a member of Eagles Aerie 622. Nick will be remembered for being a wonderful Husband, Dad and Grandpa as well as a great storyteller.

Survivors include daughters: Susan Schnabel; Brenda (Donny) Preusser; Mary (Dave) Thompson; Karen (Jeff) Althaus, all of St. Cloud, MN; Julie (Ed) Laudenbach of St. Michael, MN and son, Kurt (Dede) Hasselfeldt of Plymouth, MN, 14 grandchildren, Jen Schnabel, Cristen (Chris) Dilks, Megan Tschida, Shannon (Kyle) Edelbrock, Brent Preusser, Jillene Preusser, Becky (Derek) Peterson, Cole (Emily) Laudenbach, Katie (Lucas) Johnson, Emily Laudenbach, Austin Althaus, Nick Althaus, Noah Althaus, Max Hasselfeldt and 8 great grandchildren, Rylee Tschida, Logan Tschida, Lincoln Tschida Parker Schneider, Matthew Dilks, Dylan Laudenbach, Sydney Laudenbach and Ainsley Jo Edelbrock; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ken (Pat) Knudsen, Glenn (Liz) Knudsen and Debbie Knudsen.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Marie, his parents, father and mother-in-law, Karl and Jo Knudsen, his brother, Jack (Helen) Hasselfeldt and brother-in-law, Arlyn Knudsen.

Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Quiet Oaks Hospice House or St. Cloud Salvation Army.

Pallbearers will be Donny Preusser, Dave Thompson, Jeff Althaus, Ed Laudenbach, Brent Preusser, Cole Laudenbach, Austin Althaus, Nick Althaus, Noah Althaus, and Max Hasselfeldt.

Best of WJON

Recommended For You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The WJON VIP Club quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive The WJON VIP Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.