Frank J. Lassen

Frank J. Lassen

Frank J. Lassen of Kalamazoo, Michigan, died Tuesday, April 3, 2007 in Kalamazoo. Mr. Lassen was born August 3, 1920 in Lapeer, Michigan, the son of the late Frank C. and Beatrice Lassen. After graduation from high school in 1939, Frank moved to Royal Oak. He was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII serving in the 12th Army Postal Headquarters in the European Theatre of Operations. He received a European Theatre of Operations ribbon with four bronze stars for participating in four European Campaigns, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. After his service in the U.S. Army, Frank attended Kalamazoo College and the University of Detroit, graduating from the University of Detroit in June 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. On June 15, 1946, Frank married the former Nina E. Luttenbacher. In October 1982, Frank retired from Fruehauf Corporation in Detroit, Michigan after 33 years in Accounting and Auditing. Shortly thereafter, Frank and Nina moved to Kalamazoo to be close to their daughter, Julie. Frank was a  member of the Fellowship of Christian Magicians and had a ministry in youth groups and nursing homes in the local area. He was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Plainwell. Surviving are his wife Nina and daughter, Julie Horton; also, one brother, Donald C. (Virginia) Lassen of Zionsville, Indiana; and two sisters, Marjorie Auclair of Florida and Shirley Clark of Oklahoma. Friends may meet the family from 4 to 6 P.M. Saturday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Plainwell, Rev. Keith Heyn officiating. Burial with Military Honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta will be at 2:30 P.M. Monday. Memorial gifts may be made to Kalamazoo Youth for Christ.

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