Obituary: Isabelle L. Hasenbank, 100, of Ludington

December 18, 2017

Obituary: Isabelle L. Hasenbank, 100, of Ludington

Isabelle L. Hasenbank, 100, of Ludington passed away on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at Autumn Winds Adult Care Home.  Isabelle was born on September 21, 1917 on her family’s new farm in Meade Township east of Free Soil, the daughter of William and Fern (Peck) Hasenbank.  She served her country during World War II with the United States Marine Corps in the European Theater.  Following her service, she attended Wayne State University, earning her bachelor’s degree in 1955 followed by her master’s degree in 1965.  Isabelle worked as an editor for the State of Michigan overseeing the development of the Legislative Handbook until her retirement in 1983.  She returned to Mason County in 1988 where she proudly became the family historian.

Isabelle was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, William (Agnes) Hasenbank III, and Robert Hasenbank, and her nephews William IV and Carl Hasenbank.  Isabelle will be lovingly remembered by her sister-in-law Joan Hasenbank, and her nephew Warren Hasenbank Sr. both of Free Soil, four grand-nephews, and two great grand-nieces.

According to Isabelle’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held for her in the spring at Maple Grove Cemetery in Free Soil Township.  Those who wish to remember Isabelle with a memorial donation are asked to consider The Isabelle Hasenbank Collection at Historic White Pine Village.

Please visit her memory page at to leave a tribute of Isabelle for her family or to light a candle in her memory.

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