Craig and Jane at the beach in Fort Myers

In Memory of Dr. Craig and Jane Hasselschwert

Craig and Jane were wonderful parents, grandparents, aunt/uncle, siblings, and friends. We will always be grateful to them for filling our lives with joy, humor, kindness, support, caring, and a profound feeling of being loved. We will miss them tremendously.

As their children, our loss has shown us something even more powerful about their lives: our parents touched the lives of more people than we ever could have imagined. We've always known they were great people that did their best to leave the world and the lives of others better than they found them; however, the tremendous outpouring of support from countless people whose lives they affected in different ways really opened our eyes to the immense impact they had on the world. We will never be able to thank all of you enough for your support and outreach as we grieve the loss of two very special people.

We are fortunate that the way they lived can serve as a guide for us as we navigate a world without them. Everyone who knew them knows that even after their passing they wouldn't want people making a fuss, crying, and carrying on in sadness and despair. In fact, quite the opposite, they’d want all of us to celebrate the good times we shared with them. It was in that spirit–and because Mom said we had better never show her in a funeral home–that we decided to hold a celebration of their lives instead of a traditional memorial service.

We had initially planned to hold the celebration in early May, but given the turmoil surrounding COVID-19 we felt it would be irresponsible to have a large gathering until we know it is safe to gather again. We haven't chosen a specific date yet, so if you'd like to be notified when the celebration is rescheduled, please enter your email below and click Notify Me. We will only send you an email when the new date is set and a reminder two weeks prior to the event.

With Love,
Curt & Megan