Dwayne Allen Hassenplug

Dwayne Allen Hassenplug aka “Punk” ” Dee Dee” “Big D” “BAMFS”

Born: November 22, 1966
Died: April 03, 2010

An inspiration to us all, touched so many lives with his strength, posivibes, and will to win his 10 year fight with the Big C.  We will all greatly miss his infectious smile and the sparkle in his eyes.  The light he created will live in each of us forever and even though his body is gone, his love endures. Born in Kinross MI, raised in Napa, CA.  Graduated Vintage High School in Napa in 1985, BA in Communications  at Cal State Sacramento in 1990.

Started his sales career at Eskel Porter after college, where he met Jeff Gillen (husband).  They became business partners in 1999 and started their own computer supplies & cabling business, Trius Technologies, Inc. Dwayne had a passion for coaching youth baseball and football, the Raiders, the Kings and usually had his blackberry in hand.

He leaves behind his wife, Karrie, his children Drew and Kylie, his sister Kimberlee Saunders, his mother Sherri King Rush/stepfather Keith Rush and his father Dwayne Hassenplug Sr. and many, many family friends acquaintances.  A Memorial Service will be held at 3pm, April 8, 2010 at the Sunset Christian Church in Rocklin and a Celebration of Life will be held on April 18, 2010 at the Napa Elks Lodge (time TBD). CA.BE STRONG LIVESTRONG


In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the wonderful people at Kaiser Hospice Sacramento that took such good care of him for the past 19 months. In Memory of Dwayne Hassenplug C/O Kaiser Hospice, 2025 Morse Ave, Sacramento, 95828


He will be laid to rest at the Tulocay Cemetary in Napa


24 Comments to “Dwayne Allen Hassenplug”

  1. Carolyn & John Cook

    Dwayne was such a sweet and brave man. I don’t know anyone who didn’t just love him. I told him once that he defined the definition of a “hero”, in respect to his attitude and strength of will as he battled cancer. He will be missed.

  2. To all the family of my dear buddy Dwayne. My condolances and prayers are with all of you. May God bring you comfort and healing as you go through this big void in your lives. I miss my buddy Dwayne but thank God for his memories that will still be with all of us that are left behind.

  3. Suzanne "Farace" Antti

    Ahhh, Hmm…Words alone can not descible you my friend .You are one of a kind and so talented in so many ways. You will always be so special to me. We shared so many childhood memories from pumpkin smashing to video games (Kaboom), pizza and jack in the box tacos, etc. I will always cherish your memorie. I am sure you are smiling down on us all, painfree with God in heaven. Rest in peace. My deepest smypathy to your family, children and beautilful wife. I wish them all the strengh in the world.

  4. Kevin and Terri Smith

    Dwayne was such an inspiration to the kids he coached. (our son being one of them for the Citrus Heights Dolphins). He showed them what it was like to never give up the fight. We are privileged to have known him. Coach Dwayne, you are in a better place, free of pain, and although I’m sure it’s so raw for your family and loved ones…we know that your memories will live on forever in their hearts.

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