Cleo "Pat" Cassel, 84, passed away June 7, 2014. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruth (Davison) Cassel; sister, Naomi Mayes; and 3 brothers, Clifton, Calvin, and Bob Cassel. Surviving to cherish his memory is his wife of 61 years, Betty; 7 children, Candy C. Wall, Patricia (Mark) La Count, Charles J. Cassel, Jacqueline S. (Daniel) Rieppel, William J. (Stacy) Cassel, Mark J. (Dori) Cassel, and Mary A. (David) Frook; 19 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. Pat served his country in the U. S. Army during the Korean War. He was the owner of Cassel Radiator Repair in DeWitt Township. Pat was an active member of the DeWitt VFW Post 671, serving with the Honor Guard and the Lansing VFW Post 701 Cooties. He also served on the DeWitt Township Fire Department for 16 years. Pat enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing softball. He was very active and loved the outdoors, playing horseshoes, camping, traveling, riding motorcycles, and snowmobiling.
Those desiring may make contributions in his honor to the VFW Post 701 Cooties, 123 N. Rosemary, Lansing, MI. 48917.
A graveside service with military honors will be held Wednesday, June11, 2014 at 11:00 am at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, 4444 W. Grand River Avenue, Lansing, MI
The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.grdewitt.com.