I will never forget one year at OSU, maybe our Sophomore year. The swimmers
were known for our Halloween parties and that year was no different. The way it
worked was we started at one house and continued on for about 5 more houses.
Meg's house was one of the last stops. We all walk up and there is this couple sitting on the front porch chairs dressed up as really really old people. Mask and all. We didn't know until hours into the party that indeed this was Mr. and Mrs. Hasselschwert showing up to their daughters epic Halloween party in epic proportion. When everyone found out we laughed so hard. So like them to be the life of the party...even our college party.
I also remember as a swimmer they never missed a meet. They supported Megan and our team 100% even when times were hard and we needed some adults to step in and help. They were there. They loved their children immensely and that was easy to see.
I know this is one of hundreds of stories and I pray their love for life and OSU is passed on for generations. Go Bucks!Permalink
Compared to many people I only knew your wonderful parents for a short time. But it didn’t take long to fall in love with them!! Jane and Craig always made me feel so welcomed and I enjoyed every minute spent with them!! I love you and your family and wish you peace and happiness!Permalink
My dad Don Haver first noticed Defiance County license plates on the new owners of 1005 West Shore Drive years ago when the original Lake house was there. He high gears it over on the golf cart to introduce himself. Jane answered the door, all smiles of course. Not knowing who he was or him knowing who she was he tells her I'm a little bit nosey. She laughs and says well we are going to get along just great! Years and years of friendship from that day forward. We miss them both everyday.Permalink
After Jane's mom had died and we had attended the funeral, I had a chance to talk with Jane weeks later. She told me that one of her last memories of her mom was when she was full of joy,singing and dancing down a hallway (in a school? in a church?). Then she commented that she thought that every woman should see a counselor when she lost her mom. I didn't understand until I lost my own mom. Jane was a very wise woman. That was one of the very few times we didn't end our conversation laughing 😂 until we cried!Permalink
As a St. Mary’s parent I remember your parents from all the school functions! I remember Jane as a very kind loving mom and friend to everyone! She treated everyone with kindness! She was such an amazing beautiful lady who spread joy and was always full of laughter! Sending condolences to you both for your loss from The Ordaz Family. I pray you find comfort knowing that your parents are together in the loving arms of our Dear Lord!🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽Permalink
Terry, Jane and I were all in PT at the same time after Jane’s knee surgery. Somewhere there is a photo of the three of us side by side on the stationary bikes at Indiana Physical Therapy. Jane told Terry she wanted to thank him because he was the only one who told her the truth before her surgery. She said, “you were right. It hurt like hell.” Another good laugh with Jane. Carlene Flaugh. ❤️♥️Permalink
Craig was a classmate at both St.John's Catholic School (grades 1-8)and Defiance High School(grades 9-12). In addition Craig lived on the same street as my grandmother, (Olive Weisgerber);uncle, (Fred)aunt, Marian)and cousins(Jim,Ann,Mike, & Jack). Consequently, I felt that Craig was always part of my early life. I learned from Jane's mother that she and my mother gave birth to daughters very close to each other. Jane & I were both born in early February so I guess there was also a connection to Jane before I knew Craig. Our connection continued as we enjoyed watching our children swim as Blue Dolphins! Swim meets can last forever and the moms decided to go shopping rather than sit in the stands all day. Jane asked if I wanted to go along and I told her that I wasn't much of a shopper. I'll never forget her response..."that's unAmerican!" I still laugh about her response. Love both of them and the wonderful memories.Permalink
There are so many stories with your Mom! A favorite of mine was the time we had you and Curt and Brian and Kate I'm the van on the way to Ft. Wayne and your Mom drove through a McDonald's and ordered a cheeseburger and ate it with you kiddos being none the wiser. We also loved our trip to Breckenridge with your Mom and Dad...maybe some of those stories should be delivered in person! Pretty funny stuff.Permalink