DOUGLAS CASSMAN

ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM

Douglas Cassman, of Grasston, formerly of Braham, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at his home. He was 86 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home in Braham with Rev Vicki VanderVegt officiating.

VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service.

INTERMENT will be in the Rice Lake Cemetery in Braham.

MEMORIALS to A Place for You in Pine City, MN.

Douglas Cassman, of Grasston, formerly of Braham, passed away on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at his home. He was 86 years old.

Douglas was born at home in New Avon, Minnesota on February 24, 1930 to parents Peter and Katie (Boots) Cassman. He attended a small country school in Rowena, MN and remained in the area of Frog’s Valley until his late teens. After school, Douglas went to work farming until he was drafted into the Army Infantry at the age of 21. He fought valiantly in the Korean War for two years, earning a Combat Infantry Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, the Soldier’s Medal, and a Purple Heart. After the war, He worked in the mines on the iron range, did some construction work, and finally made a career as a commercial truck driver. In retirement he enjoyed hobby farming.

At the age of 27, Douglas was united in marriage to Bernice “Bunny” Bird and they were blessed with six children; David, Ricky, Barbara, Katherine, Roberta, and Linda.

In 1982, Douglas married Ada Johnson and they were together nearly 33 years.

Douglas is preceded in death by his parents, son David, granddaughter Emily Schuldt, siblings, Arleen Carr, Doris Tucker, Pauline Clark, and Peter Cassman Jr.

He is survived by his wife Ada; children, Ricky; Barbara (Jim) Vork; Katherine Meyer; Roberta (Rick) Weeks, and Linda Cassman; 16 grandchildren and many great grandchildren; brother Robert (Ellen) Cassman ; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

8 guestbook entries for DOUGLAS CASSMAN

  1. Cindi Nybeck December 29, 2016 at 7:22 pm #

    My thoughts and prayers are with you all

  2. Diane Braatz January 1, 2017 at 3:59 pm #

    Rest in piece my Friend, You are home now. Prayers to all

  3. Terri, Rick, Christine, Carleen, Justin, Tyler, John, Connor. January 2, 2017 at 8:56 am #

    Kathy,
    Condolences from all of us on the pool team. I’m sure your dad will be greatly missed. May all the wonderful memories you have together help you through this tough time

    Our thought and prayers are with you.

  4. Kathy Clark Gaumer January 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm #

    I guess there now needs to be one more cup placed out for tea with the family up in heaven. Prayers for you all.

  5. Tony and Mary Vetter January 2, 2017 at 12:51 pm #

    Enjoyed having Doug as our neighbor, (when he lived in Osakis), and just visiting with him. Had many good laughs together. Will miss him! Thoughts and prayers to the the family.

  6. Marion Larson January 3, 2017 at 6:14 am #

    My sympathy to you.
    Please know you are all in my prayers.

  7. Nancy Dahlin January 3, 2017 at 8:01 pm #

    My sincere prayers for your strength as your father goes on ahead. Sympathies to you.

  8. F. Diana Buntrock January 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm #

    I have enjoyed knowing Doug for so many years. He has been a good friend to our family & Ron.
    I will always remember him as my Big Teddy Bear. Maybe when we meet again he can teach me
    how to play that crazy game of cribbage.
    Thoughts and prayers to the family

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