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Alvera "Veda" Hassemer

Alvera "Veda" Hassemer

July 23, 2019

Alvera “Veda” Hassemer, 88, of Chippewa Falls passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls on July 23, 2019.

She was born in Chippewa Falls, WI, on July 7, 1931, to F. Lorenzo and Alvera (Schwab) Scritsmier. Veda was raised in Bloomer, WI, and lifelong member of the community. She married Arnold Hassemer on May 17, 1952 and had two children, Kate and Michael. Veda and Arnie farmed for several years before they purchased the local shoe store, Arnie’s Shoe Land. Veda also worked as a CNA for several years at the Maplewood Nursing Home (now Dove Healthcare) in Bloomer, WI. She was a long-standing member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer, WI, where she volunteered regularly.

Veda is remembered by her surviving family, daughter, Kate (Terry) Banchy; son, Michael Hassemer; grandsons, Kristopher and Sean Hassemer; as well as her brothers, William Scritsmier, Kay “Bud” Scritsmier, Gregory (Judy) Scritsmier; sister, Joan (Jim) Zenner; and several nieces and nephews.

Veda was preceded in death by her husband, Arnie Hassemer; parents; brothers, Theron Allen, Sylvester Scritsmier, and Jerome Scritsmier; and a sister, Donna Mantey.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer with Father Victor Feltes celebrating the mass. Burial will be held immediately following mass at St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery in rural Bloomer. Visitation will be held one hour prior to mass Friday at church.

Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.


10-11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer..


11 a.m. Friday, July 26, 2019, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Bloomer.

Florist Information

Bloomer Floral - (715) 568-5600 - All flowers should be delivered to St. Paul's Catholic Church on Friday morning between 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.


  • Barb Wall Judy Scritsmier, sorry for you and your husband's loss at the passing of his sister. I didn't know her personally, but am thinking of you, as you remember her & all the memories. God bless.

    August 3 at 4:26pm

  • Kathy Biesterveld So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful mom, grandmother. She was truly a great caregiver when we worked together at the Maplewood. Loved seeing her walking her little dog when I would be in town. Wish I could come to her service but had prior plans.

    July 26 at 7:47am

  • Diane Steinmetz Mike and Kate, I thoroughly enjoyed my visits with your mom on Sunday mornings when I would bring her communion. She was a great and gracious lady. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

    July 25 at 6:07am

  • Kelly (Siverling) Ostrander Our sympathies. Great neighbor on Route 1.

    July 24 at 8:09PM

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