Lawrence Virgil Kassel, son of John F. and Ida Cecilia (Anderson), was born June 28, 1924 in Silver Lake Township, Iowa. He attended school at Silver Lake Community School. Lawrence served in the United States Air Force during WWII flying sixty five missions during his enlistment.
On September 21, 1946 Lawrence was united in marriage to Georgia Josifek at the United Methodist Church in Ayrshire, Iowa. To this union four children were born.
Lawrence farmed near Ayrshire his entire life and truly loved being a steward of the land. He was a member of the Cattlemen’s Association and Pork Producers. Lawrence was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ayrshire and the Ayrshire American Legion Post #173.
Lawrence died Monday, May 16, 2005 at Mercy Health Center in Mason City, Iowa at the age of 80. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth Allen and Jeannette Houk; and a brother, Donald Kassel.
He is survived by his wife, Georgia of Ayrshire, IA; his children, Linda Heiman and her husband, Gary of Ayrshire, IA, Peggy McDonald and her husband, Jim of Scranton, IA, Susan Guge and her husband, Roger of Estherville, IA and Craig Kassel and his wife, Debbie of Emmetsburg, IA; eight grandchildren; five step grandchildren; two great grandchildren; five step great grandchildren; two brothers, Jack Kassel of Grand Meadow, MN and Gordon Kassel of Knoxville, IA; as well as many other relatives and friends.
United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 19, 2005, 1:30 P.M.
Silver Lake Cemetery