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Odelia (Werth) Haselhorst

July 8, 1921 ~ June 12, 2019 (age 97)

Odelia Haselhorst

Odelia Haselhorst, 97, longtime resident of Hays, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Mapleton Care Center in Lakewood, Colorado.

She was born July 8, 1921 in Schoenchen, the daughter of Carl and Mary (Depperschmidt) Werth.  On February 11, 1947 she was united in marriage to Raymond H. “Ray” Haselhorst.  They celebrated 54 years of marriage before he preceded her in death on December 15, 2001.  Odelia was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church.  She enjoyed traveling, especially in her later years.  One of the highlights of her travels was participating in the baths and rosary procession at the Lourdes Shrine in France.  She enjoyed watching the Colorado Rockies baseball games.  Odelia was a lovely and kind woman who most importantly, enjoyed life and truly looked forward to every day.

Survivors include a daughter; Cheryl Kessler (Jerry Davis) of Denver, CO, two daughters-in-law; Chrysanne Haselhorst of Allen and Karen Clutter of Colorado Springs, CO, three grandsons; Steve Haselhorst of Kansas City, MO, Shane Haselhorst (Kathleen) of Kinsley and John Kessler II of Fleming Island, FL, two granddaughters; Shara Haselhorst of Hays and Christina Kessler Gutmann (Thorsten) of Herrenberg, Germany, seven great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandson, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Raymond, two sons; Steve Haselhorst and Charles Haselhorst, a daughter; Janet Buddemeyer, two sons-in-law; John Kessler and Mark Buddemeyer, four brothers; Nick Werth (Theresa), Frank Werth (Minnie), Paul Werth (Emmy), and Henry Werth, and five sisters; Julia Linenberger (Bob), Tillie Whitehurst (Lynn), Tina Brannen (Al), Mary Legge (Ralph), and Helen Siers (Shirley).

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Monday, June 17, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Fr. Fred Gatschet officiating.  Burial will follow in the St. Anthony Cemetery, Schoenchen. Visitation will be from 5:00 pm until 8:00 on Sunday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Monday, all at Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home.  A vigil service and rosary will be at 7:15 pm on Sunday at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, St. Joseph Church, or the American Heart Association.  Condolences and memories of Odelia may be shared with the family at

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