Lillian Sassaman, 89 / Sept. 12, 1922 — Jan. 4, 2012

Published 9:40 pm Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Lillian Sassaman, 89

Sept. 12, 1922 — Jan. 4, 2012

Lillian M. Sassaman, 89, of Union, died Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, at Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis.


She was born Sept. 12, 1922, in Fabius Township to Willie and Ferna (Lucas) Krull.  She married Carl Sassaman on March 9, 1940, in Elkhart, Ind. He preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Pam Sassaman, and one sister, Doris Watson.

Lillian was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Cassopolis. She was member No. 1 of the Cass County Conservation Club, and was a member of American Legion No. 143, Bristol, Ind., and Disabled American Veterans, Elkhart.

She is survived by two sons, Roger Sassaman of Union and Robert (Judy) Sassaman of Elkhart; five grandchildren, John Sassaman of Three Rivers, Tabitha (Scott) Johnson of Bristol, Tim (Dori) Sassaman, Bristol, Scott (Amie) Sassaman of Elkhart and Jamie (Jeff) Hammond of Carmel, Ind.; nine great-grandchildren; and one brother, Kenneth Krull of Elkhart.

Family and friends will gather from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, at Saint Paul Lutheran Church, 305 West State St., Cassopolis, with the Rev. Paul Doellinger officiating.

Mrs. Sassaman’s remains will be laid to rest next to those of her husband, Carl, in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Bristol.

The family prefers memorial contributions to St Paul Lutheran Church, 305 West State St., Cassopolis, MI 49031 or donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel, Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.  Online condolences may be sent to