Rev. Roy M. Hasbargen, 93, St. Cloud


May 4, 1928 – September 27, 2021

Reverend Roy M. Hasbargen, 93, of St. Cloud, MN passed away on Monday, September 27, 2021 at St. Cloud VA Medical Center.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Monson Township, MN. Visitations will take place 1 hour before the church service. There will be a prayer service at 4:30 p.m. on Friday October 1, 2021 at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel, St. Cloud. Visitations will take place 1 hour before the prayer service at the funeral home. Interment will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, Monson Township, MN.

Roy Melvin Hasbargen was born on May 4, 1928 in Menahga, MN to Rudolph and Ida (Hemple) Hasbargen. Roy and his twin sister Ruth were baptized on May 26, 1928 at Bethania Lutheran Church near Birchdale. Ruth entered eternal life on January 27, 1929 with “rapid pneumonia.” When Roy was 10, the family moved to Monson Township near Wheaton, MN and joined the Emmanuel Lutheran Church where he was confirmed. In 1951, he joined the US Army and served at Fort. Hood, TX and Camp Schimmelpfennig, Japan. After his release in 1953, Roy enrolled in Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, IL, his year as “parish priest” was spent at Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney, NE where he met his wife Alice “Mary”. Kuebler.

Roy and Marie were married on August 1, 1958 at Zion Lutheran Church in Kearney, NE. Roy’s first parish was Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Green Leaf, KS. He continued to serve at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minden, NE; St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, West Point, NE; Lutheran Church of Zion, Denison, IA; and the twin parishes of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dumont, MN and Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Herman, MN. During his ministry in the congregation, he served as a pastoral counselor for the Wheaton area, a counselor for the League of Lay Lutherans in the area, and served as vacant pastor for several parishes in the area. Roy retired to the St. Cloud area after 50 years of active ministry. Over the next 10 years he served as a vacant pastor at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Upsala, MN and many other congregations in the area. Roy enjoyed reading, golf and trapping.

Roy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie of St. Cloud, MN; children, Mark Hasbargen of Bismark, ND, Carl (Janet) Hasbargen, of St. Paul, MN, Brenda (Mark) Faust of Long Prarie, MN, Carol Hasbargen of Inver Grove Heights, MN; and Rahn Hasbargen of St. Paul, MN; five grandchildren, David (Grace) Hasbargen, Baileigh (Pat Johnson) Faust, Dietrich Hasbargen, Eden Faust and Hunter Faust; 3 brothers, Fredrick (Karen) from Wheaton, MN, Wallace (Becky) from Wheaton, MN and Rudolph (Kathi) from Fergus Falls, MN.

His parents died before him; sisters, Inez Schuttoff and Ruth Hasbargen; brothers, Alfred, Chester, Ernest, Paul, Henry, Vern and Edward Hasbargen; daughter-in-law, Amber Hasbargen.

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