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Gary Lassman

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Gary L. Lassman, 76, Iola, passed away Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at Windsor Place in Iola.

Gary was born March 7, 1938, in Humboldt, the son of Harvey and Leona (Michael) Lassman. He graduated from Humboldt High School in 1956 and attended Allen County Community College. He served in the United States Air Force from 1958 to 1962, stationed in Anchorage, Alaska and Fort Meade, Md.

On July 8, 1966, Gary married Nancy Houston at Faith Lutheran Church in Ottawa. He spent most of his life in the car business working in Topeka and Lawrence before coming back to southeast Kansas to work at Merle Kelly Ford in Chanute. In 1984, Gary and Nancy purchased the Ford-Mercury Dealership from Dale Wichman in Iola. They sold Lassman Motors in 2003.

Gary was a member of Grace Lutheran Church and the American Legion both in Iola.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Lassman, Iola; one daughter, Lisa Briscoe and husband Ron, Kansas City, Mo.; one son, Jeffrey Lassman, Iola; and one grandson, Brandon Briscoe, Kansas City, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, LaVerne and Dean Lassman, and sister, Ona Lassman Young.

Visitation is 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Grace Lutheran Church in Iola. Funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Grace Lutheran Church in Iola. Burial is in Mount Hope Cemetery, Humboldt. Memorial gifts may be left with Waugh-Yokum & Friskel Memorial Chapel of Iola, which is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.iolafuneral.com.

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