Brosh Chapel
2121 Bowling St SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404


Eldon A. Hasley

February 1, 1935 - January 3, 2014

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Eldon Hasley, 78 of Fairfax, and an Iowa native passed on to walk with God, Friday, January 3, 2014. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at St. Ludmilas Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, 2014, at Brosh Chapel in Cedar Rapids, located at 2121 Bowling Street SW. A private family inurnment will be at a later date in Czech National Cemetery.

Eldon was born February 1, 1935 in Norway, the son of Eldo J. and Rosetta (Chalupsky) Hasley. He graduated from Roosevelt High School in 1953. Eldon earned a wrestling scholarship at the University of Iowa, lettering in 1955. He joined the United States Army from 1957-1959, and was a member of the 100 1st Airborn. Friends of Eldon introduced him to his forever love and he married Mary M. Shipman on January 15, 1962 at St. Ludmilas Catholic Church.

Through the years Eldon had many great talents and managed to do many of them all at the same time. Starting in 1963-1973 he was Pontiac service manager in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City. In 1968 he started farming with his father at their family home in Fairfax, Iowa. In 1974 he bought Bontrager Machine Welding Shop in Iowa City and decided in 1985 to establish his own business and bought a building in North Liberty and called it Liberty Machine and Welding. After 15 years he decided to move his business to the family farm in Fairfax, Iowa where he could still do his welding work and farming all at the same time.
If Eldon wasn’t welding or farming he stayed very busy making custom awning frames for Dave Long Protective Products in Iowa City for more than 30 years until the day he passed on. Eldon decided to take some personal time for himself and started renting out the farm ground in 2010 to a nearby neighbor.

One of Eldon’s many great talents/hobbies was rebuilding cars. He rebuilt over 32 cars in his day. He knew everything there was about a car and could fix anything you put in his hand. He played cards with friends on Friday nights, and he loved to hear the sounds of the casino bells ring when he won. Eldon enjoyed time with his Grandkids going to all their events.

Eldon is survived by his wife, Mary; his children Richard (Amy) Hasley, Cynthia Hasley all of Fairfax, and Laurie (Alan) Harper of Keswick; four grandchildren Rachael Foley, Clay Harper, Ashley Hasley and Travis Hasley; and a sister Darlene (Art) Holtkamp of Harlingen, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents.