Adam Lee Hasenfratz

1951-2020Hasenfratz, Adam

Adam died unexpectedly at home on December 1, 2020. He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma on January 26, 1951 to Mary Margret and Adam Joseph Hasenfratz. He was the youngest of three boys and spent his early years on the family farm in Perry, Oklahoma. After his dad’s death, he and his mother moved to town. Adam attended Perry Schools, and graduated high school in 1969. That summer he met the love of his life, Michelle, and they traveled many miles in his little white Mustang. He commuted to Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa where he earned his Associates Degree. He transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma in 1971, and he and Michelle were married on June 3, 1972. He graduated from UCO in 1973 with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. He worked for several retail chains as a manager including S.H. Kress, TG&Y, and Hobby Lobby, until his retirement in 2013.

He and Michelle, his best buddy, spent 51 years together and enjoyed many happy times with their two daughters, Erin and Holly. He enjoyed fishing at the lake with his brother, playing golf, and watching sports of all kinds- especially OU football, OU basketball, and the OKC Thunder. He loved to cook and grill, and always made sure your plate was full. He loved music – everything from rock’n roll to country – especially while cruising around town with Michelle and their dog, Ivan. He loved to laugh and tell jokes, and loved playing jokes on his grandkids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Marvin Hasenfratz; and in-laws Mellie and Hal Peed. He is survived by his wife of 48 years Michelle; daughter Erin Hasenfratz Kennedy and her husband Tom; daughter Holly Hasenfratz and her partner Andrew Baswell; brother and sister-in-law Wayne and Nancy Hasenfratz; brother-in-law Michael Peed; Beloved grandchildren Maxwell Thomas Kennedy and Connor Adam Kennedy; several nieces, nephews, and many cousins; and, his faithful four-legged sidekick, Ivan.

A memorial service will be held at a later date at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Edmond. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Bella SPCA Foundation at bellaspca.org, Central Oklahoma Humane Society at okhumane.org, or the charity of your choice.

Comments

  1. Adam and I go back to around 1973. We worked at Casady Square T.G.Y. together. We stayed in touch ever since. We fished, golfed, and talked frequently. We liked to dine out with Adam and Michelle. Adam was the guy you could depend on for anything, any time. We will really miss his friendship.

  2. Adam – the best TG&Y and Hobby Lobby Manager: Adam was special to everyone because he was special to us. In so many situations he was called on to do assignments that called for a special touch and application and he always would shine as the person in charge making the correct decisions. He was a man of the people because he cared and he served – yes he served God, people, and pets. What a privilege to have known such a sweet simple human being. So many fond memories of Adam being Adam – HIS FAMILY and Friends have been so blessed by knowing him. He was and is a Saint!

  3. My sincere sympathies to Michelle and her children. I was sorry to hear of this news,

  4. Dick and I have been neighbors with Adam and Michelle since 1979. You could not find a better neighbor. He made everyone feel good with his friendly personality. He will surely be missed.

  5. Erin, Tom, and boys, I was shocked and saddened when I learned of your dad’s unexpected death. What a shame these boys will not get to experience all the special times with their wonderful grandpa Hasenfratz.

  6. Every memory I have of Adam is one of fun. Nothing but kindness and humor live on in his memory. Will gladly donate to the rescue shelter and humane society in his name.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Michelle, Erin, Holly, and their families…

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