Leonard Kassel

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

FARRAR, Mo. -- Leonard J. Kassel, 90, of Farrar died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Perry County Memorial Hospital in Perryville, Mo.

He was born July 20, 1922, in Farrar, son of Henry C. and Erna Koenig Kassel. He and Violet J. Miesner were married Sept. 29, 1946. She preceded him in death Oct. 27, 2007.

Kassel was a retired dairy farmer. He was a member of Salem Lutheran Church and Men's Club in Farrar.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.

Survivors include a son, Curtis (Mary) Kassel of Frohna, Mo.; two daughters, Connie (Dennis) Rossow of Lakefield, Minn., Eileen (Clifford) Miesner of Frohna; three brothers, Eugene (Flora) Kassel of Frohna, Elvin (Ruby) Kassel and Norbert (Alice) Kassel of Perryville; two sisters, Louise Mahnken of Frohna, Vivian (Clarence) Schirmer of Altenburg, Mo.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a brother, Raymond Kassel; two sisters, Verna Mahnken, Ruth Verseman; two grandsons, Ethan Rossow and James Miesner.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today and from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Funeral Home.

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar, with the Rev. Roger Abernathy officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with military honors provided by American Legion Post 133 and Missouri Delta Team.

Memorials are preferred to Salem Lutheran Church, Lutheran Hour or charity of choice.