Eileen Marie Lassen


January 12, 1917 - June 12, 2013



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.


Friday, June 14, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service - 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, June 15, 2013
10:30 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 North Rowley Street
Mitchell, South Dakota


American Legion Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Barbara Horton on June 19, 2013
I'm so sorry I was away at the time of your Mom's death. Your Mom was a classy lady who led an active life. Any time we visited, she talked about her family. She was proud of all of you. It is hard to lose a mother no matter the age. My Mother considered her to be a best friend and now they can be together once again.
Posted by Priscilla and David Noble on June 18, 2013
Deanna our sympathy is with you at this time. You had a long and wonderful life with your mom. May God bless you and your family You are in our prayers.
Posted by Renee Moe Laible and family on June 14, 2013
My Condolences..You are in my prayers..
Posted by Shirley Wuertzer Bridle drive neighbor on June 14, 2013
I got to know your mom in the hospital where I was housekeeper. She was a sweet person. And I did enjoy meeting up with you : walking past your house and in church. May God be with thru this sad time. It is always had to loose a mom regardless of age . My sympathy to your families. Shirley
Posted by Barbara Winchell on June 14, 2013
My condolences to Nyla, Deanna and families. What a long and interesting life your mom had.
Posted by Francis & DeEtta Young on June 14, 2013
Deanna, we are sorry to here of your Mom's passing. I know the freinds at the home will miss her. I'm so glad you visited with the 3 Mom so often. So sorry. Love D
Posted by Jim and Mary Boots on June 14, 2013
We are sorry for the loss of your Mom Deanna, I remember her when we would visit with you at the house. She was always so proud of you and Nyla,
With sympathy,Jim/ Mary Boots
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