On Monday, March 16, 2020, Marcus Eugene Hasse, loving husband and father of three children, passed away at 5:35am at age 93.
Marcus was born at home on February 28, 1927, in St. Louis, Missouri to Rudolph and Nora (Wilder) Hasse. He received his undergraduate degree from Carthage College in Carthage, Illinois on June 5, 1950, and his Masters in Business Administration from Saint Louis University on June 6, 1964. On December 24, 1951, he married Helen Faye Dyer on Christmas Eve in Beaumont, Texas. Together Marc and Faye raised two sons, Clinton and Curtis, and a daughter, Sandra.
During his accomplished career, Marcus was a chemical engineer, real estate salesperson and broker and an aerospace engineer with McDonnell Douglas working on the United States Space Program and would later focus on the F-15 Fighter Jet project. Marcus retired from McDonnell Douglas in 1987 and became active with rental property ownership. During the late 1960s, Marc and Faye also owned and operated a beauty salon for several years in south St. Louis County.
Marcus had a passion for problem solving, repairing and building things. He loved all things mechanical and enjoyed working on cars. Marcus was totally dedicated to his family, constantly encouraging his children to pursue their dreams in the professional world and in their hobbies without compromising the high standards he had instilled in them. Marcus was proud of his military service during the Korean War. He was also a strong proponent of higher education and the ongoing advances in medical science. Marcus loved the Florida lifestyle and owned a vacation home in North Redington Beach in Pinellas County. Marcus wrote and published an autobiographical book in February 2012 titled “We Can Play”. Marcus also enjoyed dining out at his favorite restaurants with his family almost every Saturday night.
Marcus was preceded in death by his father, Rudolph, and his mother, Nora. He is survived by his cherished wife Faye, his three children, Sandra (Michael), Curtis (life partner Mitch) and Clinton (Rena), his three grandchildren Elliot, Irene and Audrey as well as his sister Lois, two nieces and a nephew. Marcus is also survived by his beloved standard poodles Alex and Nicky. The visitation and funeral will be held at Kutis Funeral Home in Affton followed by a procession to Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery where Marcus will have a gravesite honor guard service.