Cleo "Pat" Cassel

August 19, 1929June 7, 2014

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 48906.

The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes DeWitt Chapel. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at


  • Graveside Service with Military Honors Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Cleo "Pat" Cassel

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Deb Hoover

June 16, 2014

Mark and Stacy I am so sorry for your great loss to your family. You will be in my thoughts.

Joan Kreutzman

June 13, 2014

Mary, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Dad. My sincere condolences to you and your family. May you find strength and peace with one another. Hugs.

Gerald Cassel Jr

June 11, 2014

Gerald Alan Cassel Jr.... Great Nephew and Fellow Veteran (To include Korea '94-'95).
Cleo handed me the burial flag honoring Ethel May Cassel.
All though we did not know each other well, I new him well enough to call him, "Aunt Cleo" which he never let me forget!!!
Many pig roasts and getting lost in the corn field!!

Angela Dawson

June 11, 2014

Grandpa, you life is an inspiration to all of u...I will cherish all of my memories of the camping and summer visits. Your memory will always live on in all of us! We love you and miss you!

Tom Cassel

June 9, 2014

You will be missed, and I still have a beard.

Jack & Peggy Shoultes

June 9, 2014

Betty and family, So sorry for your loss of Pat. He always had a good word and a smile for us. Please know that you are being thought of and we are very sorry that we can not be there in your time of grief, but Jack has tests being done on his heart in Ann Arbor VA on Wednesday and Thursday. May your angels watch over you and comfort you.

Mary Milkie

June 9, 2014

Grandpa Cassel,
I love you and your truly going to missed! Thank you for all the amazing memories. Your always gonna be in my thoughts! Rest in peace!

June 9, 2014

Gerald A. Cassel Sr... Nephew and Fellow Veteran Shelton, WA.
We had some good times, when I was a kid, and after... hunting, fishing, and