Monday, June 28, 2010



ADDRESS: W1937 Willow Avenue Medford Town of Goodrich Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 9:30 P.M. Sunday, June 27 at the Memorial Nursing and Rehab Center, Medford where he had resided for the past 3 weeks

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 30 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Rev. James Krueger

PLACE OF BURIAL: Medford Evergreen II Cemetery, Medford where full military honors will be performed by the Medford Military Honors Team

VISITATION AT: 11:00 A.M. until the time of services at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 30 at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: July 5, 1929 at Whittlesey, WI

EDUCATION: Attended Washington Grade School in the Town of Goodrich

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 8, 1953 to Darlene A. Wilke at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford and she survives

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: Ray served in the U.S. Marine Corps from January 23, 1952- January 22, 1954 being stationed at Camp Pendleton, CA. After his time in the Military Ray returned home and worked for Gottschalk of Edgar, Peterson of Medford and Keyes of Milwaukee for a number of years. He then owned and operated his own Bulldozing business for a number of years. They also owned and operated a small dairy farm in the Town of Goodrich for a number of years and then owned and operated a small dairy farm in the Town of Holway for 7 years until his retirement in 1992. Ray enjoyed fishing, music, playing the concertina and accordion, reading history books, snowmobiling, playing and watching baseball.

MEMBER OF: Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, Medford
Past Member of the American Legion Athens Post #4

SURVIVNG SPOUSE: Darlene A. Dassow of Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Debra (James) Knippel of Medford, Raymond (Kathy) Dassow of Colby, Roger Dassow and Penny Dassow both of Medford

# OF GRANDCHILDREN: 4 Sadie (Tim) Ahlers of Medford, Gene Gallistel (Special Friend Bethany Dick) of Milwaukee, Preston Knippel (Special Friend Mersadies Vaughn) and Emerson Knippel of Medford

GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN: 2 Harlie and Brier Ahlers both of Medford

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister: Leona (Loren) Albrecht of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sisters: Elsie Loeffler, Bert Diels, Amanda Steen, Gertrude Weiler and Hildagard Jari
Brothers: William, Ervin, Herbert, Ernest, Gerald and Lester Dassow
Sister Martha in infancy and brother Frank in infancy

DECEASED FATHER: William E. Dassow Sr. DECEASED MOTHER: Lena Frischman

PALLBEARERS: Preston Knippel, Brian Gallistel, Tim Ahlers, Bruce Albrecht, Russ and Duane Dassow

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Ray’s family to be designated at a later date