Ursula Ann Dorenkott Hassel, 88, (Dakota) of Cincinnati passed away peacefully on July 26, 2022. Services were held on August 1, at 10 a.m. at Bellarmine Chapel, on the campus of Xavier University. Reception followed.
Ursula was born in Cleveland, OH, but she considered Cincinnati her home. Ursula loved gardening in her yard and in community gardens of North Avondale Neighborhood Association. She was active at Bellarmine Chapel and walked to church daily. She is preceded in death by her parents Charles and Emily, and her sister, Margaret Dukes. She leaves behind her brother Charles Dorenkott, and eight sons. John (Patricia), Lawrence (Sonia), Mark, Thomas, Charles, David (Amy), James and Richard (Joan). She also had thirteen grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to North Avondale Neighborhood Association, (go to other under “My donation is for” and write Ursula) or Bellarmine Chapel.
Memories From Neighbors:
The Hassells and the Hartens both moved around the corner from each other, more than fifty years ago, both with eight children. There were many happy days shared between our families. Ursula was beyond loving and giving to all. She meant so much to me and my family and often visited and read to my mother during her long term illness.
Ursula also was very involved in NANA. Ursula was a lover of gardening too. Over the years , Ursula worked in the Triangle garden up from the NA sign, Seasongood Square and the roundabout at Marion and Dakota.
Ursula was so dedicated to the neighborhood. She was Beautification Chair from 1998 to 2014 (16 years!) which meant she attended an Executive meeting and a General Meeting every month as well as overseeing the beautification in our neighborhood! Ursula helped and participated in numerous Great American Clean-ups and Green-up the Parks over the years and when it got to be to much for her, she would work at the sign-in table (such dedication). She continued to attend most General and some Executive Meeting up until recently. She maintained beautiful gardens at her home and in her adopted flower beds mentioned above. But more importantly she was a wonderful person. She supported me as Administrator and as a person. She will be missed.