Eileen Marie Lassen was born January 12, 1917 in Brule County, SD to Vernleigh and Lillie (Gregson) Miller. She grew up in the Kimball and Chamberlain area. As a teenager she moved to Wagner. She married Michael (Mick) Lassen September 4, 1935 in Platte, SD. They lived in Wagner until 1943 when they moved to Mitchell. She worked at Mitchell Produce, Sears, the Farmers Union Coop with her husband and Krall Eye Clinic. She was employed at Krall’s until she was 92 years old. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Dine-a-Nite Card Club, Senior Center, UCT, BPW and served as an adult board member of Jobs Daughters. She enjoyed league bowling into here 80’s, traveling, ballroom and square dancing and local sporting events.
Eileen is survived by her two daughters: Deanna (C.R.) Kurtenbach of Norfolk, NE and Nyla (Gordon) Hussey of Omaha, NE, four grandchildren: Terry (Kristie) Kurtenbach, Todd (Beth) Kurtenbach, Michele (Sean) Anderson and Jim (Susan) Hussey, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and one sister-in-law, Alice Martin.
She was preceded in death by her husband Mick, parents and sister, Ardis.