On my way back from lunch I heard that Jon Hassler passed today. My eyes immediately welled up. Mr. Hassler was one of my favorite authors. I had an opportunity to hear him do a reading from The Dean's List several years ago...my autographed copy of that book is one of my greatest treasures.
Thank You Mr. Hassler for sharing the "Minnesota" experience with all of us in your books. Your wit and wisdom will be missed.
To his family, my heart goes out to you.