Cecil Sylvan Cassens

Dates

February 23, 1918 - June 8, 2013

Obituary

 

Cecil Sylvan Cassens was born February 23, 1918 in southeastern South Dakota.  He lived with his  parents, Leonard and Ada Cassens at Emery until the family moved to Forestburg when he was 18 years old.

He worked on the family farm and served in the US Army from 1942 to 1946.  On July 15, 1946 he married Ethel Krantz in Luverne MN.  They lived on the Cassens’ farm east of Forestburg for more than fifty years before moving into Mitchell.

Cecil enjoyed farming and was a good steward of the land he loved.  He served on the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee in Sanborn County for twenty years (1962-1982).  He also served on the Forestburg School Board and the Union Township Board of Sanborn County for many years.  He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Jackson-Hall Post 47 at Artesian SD.  He enjoyed traveling with his wife and visiting relatives in Sweden, Norway and Wales, as well as making winter visits to Texas and Arizona.

He is survived by a daughter, Helen (Ben) Zoss of Forestburg, a son, Kenneth Cassens of Edgemont; two sisters, Sharon Griffith and Nancy (George) Scheer; a brother, Jim Goetz; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel, an infant  daughter, Lila Ann, a son, Carlton two brothers, Dean Goetz and Gordon Goetz and a sister, Yvonne Griffith.


Visitation(s)

Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Service

Date
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota

Cemetery

Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


Posted by Duane Hettich on June 17, 2013
Our thoughts have been with the Cassen's families this past week. We remember good days up on the farm with Cecil and Ethel in years gone by.
Posted by Adele on June 13, 2013
Thinking of you all and know Mitchell won't be the same without those we've known & loved through the years.
With care & sympathy...
Posted by Chuck and Joni Rivers on June 11, 2013
It is hard to see our parents pass away - will be thinking of you all tomorrow.
Posted by Milton & Lovella Schrader on June 10, 2013
Grateful to have had the opportunity to visit with Cecil at Firesteel Heights Nursing Home when Lovella’s sisters were residents there too. He really enjoyed talking about ranching, military experience, etc. When we visited Cecil and Ethel at their home we always had ice cream so when they visited us on our farm we were sure to serve ice cream. We extend our sympathy to his family relatives and friends. God bless you all
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