Harry Hasenpflug

31 March, 193217 February, 2015

Harry J. Hasenpflug, Jr. of Houston, Texas passed away peacefully the morning of Tuesday, February 17, 2015. He was born to the late Harry and Agnes (nee Tracka) Hasenpflug on March 31st, 1932 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was a much loved husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle, cousin, and friend. He is survived by his beloved wife Jane (Hunt) Hasenpflug with whom he shared 60 years of marriage. He is also survived by their sons Jerome and Jim and his wife Molly (La Rose) Hasenpflug, and daughter-in-law Debra Ullmann, wife of deceased son John, grandson Christopher and wife Tara, granddaughter Amanda and her husband Brian Garraty, grandsons Michael, Matthew, and Mitchell, and great-granddaughter Ella Jane.

Harry graduated from St. Louis University High School in 1949. He earned his B.S.(1953) and M.S. (1955) degrees in Geophysical Engineering from St. Louis University. He served as the president of the SLU Student Council in his senior year. He was a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists since 1952.

Harry enjoyed a distinguished career of 35 years with Shell Oil Company, spanning exploration geophysics and geology research. He was a pioneer in the computerization of geophysical and geological analysis for oil and gas exploration. In 1989 he retired as Manager, Technical Coordination-Exploration, Business Planning and Integration, Information Services-Systems.

He was an active and devout Catholic throughout his life, and served as an Extraordinary Minister of Holy Communion in the Archdiocese of Houston.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 6-8 pm at Levy Funeral Directors, 4525 Bissonnet, Bellaire, Texas 77401. The funeral service will be conducted Thursday February 19, 2015 at 2:30 at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, 6800 Buffalo Speedway, Houston, Texas 77025. Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.


  • Visitaion

    Wednesday, 18 February , 2015

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, 19 February , 2015


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Dorothea Vander toep

21 August 2015

Dear Jane,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. It was always Jane and Harry everywhere ws went among the Shell family. You two were so happy together and brightened every event.

Dean and I did not hear of his passing. We were out of the city the end of January to the end of May while our house was being renovated and barely returned when Dean left us. Now, both you and I are embarking on a new and different chapter of life. Good wishes in your journey. I will think of you often.
Dot Vander Stoep

Thomas Donlin

26 February 2015

Jane, I just found out last week after everything was said and done. I'm so sorry to hear about this. I can still hear Harry's voice at St. Laurence asking me if I knew how to say Harry and Jane. :-) Once I was married and had kids, calling y'all Mr. and Mrs. wasn't going to cut it anymore.

I'm so sorry.

Tommy Donlin

Margaret Terrasson

23 February 2015

A good man goes to his reward but I am sure you will miss him. Memories of Harry always bring a smile to my face.

23 February 2015

Dear Jane, my deepest condolences on your loss.
As you remember, Harry was my godfather, and I have only the best memories of him when I was a little kid and later on too. My parents would take me over to Harry Sr. & Agnes' duplex on Devonshire and Harry Jr. Would come by and give me one of his wood WW2 airplanes that he had made. Years later when Harry was in St Louis, we would visit.

My sincere regards,
Brian Casey

Marijke Velzeboer

19 February 2015

Sorry to read about Harry's passing. We always enjoying your company. H now joins Kees in Heaven. I wish you strength and peace.

19 February 2015

jane my love & prayers for the family carol maniscalco

Steve Tower

19 February 2015

Dear Jerry, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I want to wish that God give you and your family the strength to get through this trying time. I know that the great memories of your father will be with you always.

The Maher's

19 February 2015

So sorry for your loss!

18 February 2015

So sorry. All of you will be remembered in prayer during adoration.
Gloria Borreca

Alan Jackson

18 February 2015

Harry was, in all things, a gentleman. In my own 35 years at Shell, he is in a tie for my favorite manager. His concern for those around him, his desire to be a mentor, was genuine.
Alan Jackson