Doris D. Lassen, 79, of St. Paul, died Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2009, at the Howard County Community Hospital in St. Paul.
Memorial services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Peters Funeral Home in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki will officiate. Inurnment will be at 1 p.m. in the St. Wenceslaus Cemetery west of St. Paul.
Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home.
Mrs. Lassen was born on June 7, 1930, at St. Paul, the daughter of Anton and Albina (Sevcik) Batorski.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Lassen.
She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Linda Lassen of St. Paul and Lee and Cindy Lassen of Elba; one daughter and son-in-law, Ann and Bob Wachal of Schuyler; and one sister and brother-in-law, Charlotte and Dale Manchester, Sr. of Ord.
She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, Jason Sidel, Staci Rother, Jessi Lassen, Angela Eschliman, John Lassen, Sarah Kshywonis, Andrew Lassen, Elizabeth Lassen, Michael Lassen, Courtney Wachal, Nealy Neukirch, Breeann Wachal and Kellie Wachal; and 14 great-grandchildren.
Doris grew up on a farm west of St. Paul where she attended Howard County Rural School District No. 8 and graduated from St. Paul High School in 1948. She then worked for the Howard County ASCS and later at the Silas Mason – Cornhusker Army Ammunitions Plant in Grand Island.
She was united in marriage to Henry Lassen on Nov. 19, 1955, at St. Paul. The couple farmed west of Elba their entire married life. Henry died on July 19, 1985. Doris continued to live on the farm until 1999, when she moved into St. Paul.
She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and its Council of Catholic Women. She was also a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 119 of St. Paul.
Doris enjoyed her grandchildren, traveling, yard crafts and working with diamond willows.
In addition to her husband, Henry, she was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Rose Marie Derr; and one granddaughter, Erin Bargmann.
Mrs. Lassen requested that in lieu of flowers and plants, that memorials be given to the St. Paul EMT’s or Fire Department or to the donor’s choice.