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Rena Rosalie Robert Gassen

September 4, 1932September 10, 2020

Rena Rosalie Robert Gassen passed away on Thursday, September 10, 2020, nearly one week after her 88th birthday. Proceeded in death by her beloved husband, Louis J. Gassen, Sr. ("Mouse"). Mother of Angela G. Armondi (Mark), Louis J. Gassen, Jr. (Rosalie Mathis), Gerard Gassen, Terese G. Voisin (Quincy) and James Gassen (Pamela Faucheaux). Grandmother of Blair and Jude Gassen. Step grandmother of Damien LoCoco and Jessica L. Broom. Great grandmother of Ethan Jude and Gabriel & Elijah LoCoco and Darian and Joshua S Broom.

She was proceeded in death by her parents, Jean Baptiste and Ida Zeller Robert and her siblings : John B Robert, Jr., Mary Robert, Rita R. Bromley, Murphy Robert, Newton Robert, Stella R. Petit and Stuart Robert. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends and "extended family". A native of Ama and a resident of Luling, Louisiana.

Rena was a faithful parishioner of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Luling and was a member of St. Anthony's Ladies Altar Society. She was also a member of the VFW Post 3750 Ladies' Auxiliary and the "Busy Bees."

A visitation will be held at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 234 Angus Dr, Luling, Louisiana on Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 9:00AM until 11:00AM. The mass will follow the visitation from 11:00AM until 12:00pm. Interment will be held at St. Charles Cemetery and Mausoleum,1279 Paul Mallard Road, Luling, Louisiana. At the service masks are required and social distancing in heavily encouraged.

Her family would like to express their thanks and appreciation to the administration and staff of West Jefferson Medical Center for the special care they gave to our mother, Rena, in her final days.

Westside Leitz-Eagan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.westsideleitzeagan.com for the Gassen family.


  • Visitation

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, September 17, 2020


Rena Rosalie Robert Gassen

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Patricia Gassen Nieto

September 15, 2020

I am Pat, "Red"Marcel and Lillie Mae Gassen's daughter. I remember going to visit Rena and Mouse several times as a youngster in their home. Rena's huge kitchen had shelves that were filled with beautifully placed homegrown canned vegetables and fruits. Rena was always very kind to us. Mouse and my Dad liked to kid around and talk loudly. Rena & Mouse's house was full of children, and activity all the time. Nice times to remember.
My condolences to all the family. Love and prayers. Pat 🙏

Louis Gassen

September 11, 2020

Thank you Vanessa, we really appreciate that. I know what you mean about those Bread & Butter Pickles

Vanessa Klein

September 11, 2020

Dear Aunt Rena may you rest in peace. May the consolation of you being with Uncle Mouse and your many relatives be a grace for your children, their spouses, your grandchildren, and your great grandchildren. I can not see someone surf- fishing or eat bread-n-butter pickles without thinking about you. You will be greatly missed. Vanessa


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