Date of BirthJuly 02, 1960
Date of PassingJune 24, 2017
Lori Jean Cassman
from Coon Rapids, Minnesota, United States
Lori J. Cassman, 56, of Blaine, passed away June 24, 2017 at home.
Visitation will be held at Living Waters Lutheran Church in Lino Lakes on Thursday, June 29, 2017 from 1:00-2:30pm.
Funeral service will be held at Living Waters Lutheran Church on June 29, 2017 at 2:30pm followed by fellowship.
Lori was born in Coon Rapids, MN to Russell and Erma Larson on July 2, 1960. She went to Coon Rapids High School and graduated in 1978. She then married Rick Cassman on June 7, 1980 and moved to Ham Lake to start her family. She was a stay at home mom and family childcare provider for numerous families. She enjoyed camping, fishing, reading, sewing, playing cards, yahtzee and spending time with her family; especially her grandbabies once they came along.
Lori is preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Erma Larson.
Lori is survived by her husband, Rick Cassman; daughter, Gayle Cassman (Greg Grinnell), sons, Rusty (Sami) Cassman and Alex (Shay) Cassman; four grandchildren: Julian, Gabriella, Austin and Keyanna; sisters, Julie (Frank) Martin and Amy (Rick) Motter; brothers, Eric Larson and Steve (Katie) Larson; foster sister, Suzie Maxey; along with many, many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lori’s family wants to extend their gratitude to the Cressman family of Sioux Falls, SD. Their son, Ryan, was Lori’s donor when she had her double lung transplant on January 29, 2012. We are so grateful for their sacrifice so that Lori could have an additional five and half years to make memories with her family and friends. Lori always said that she did the transplant so she could be with her grandbabies and family. She made the most of the time she had. Lori was on the Board of Directors for Hope Chest News; a non-profit organization that helps families who are facing financial struggles to meet.
Lori was on the Board of Directors for Hope Chest News, a non-profit organization that helps families who are facing financial struggles to meet there needs. She believes in the future of transplant medicine and wants to see it move forward with even more success; therefore, Lori’s wish was to be able to donate her body to the University of Minnesota for medical research.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to:
Hope Chest News
PO Box 13040
Minneapolis, MN 55414.
Donations may also be made on line at http://www.hopechestnews.org/donations.html
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the Fairview Homecare and Hospice Princeton for their support in her final days. Along with Hummingbird Floral of Shoreview, MN.