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Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home

1306 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA

OBITUARY

Reinhold Albert Kassner

July 20, 1928November 27, 2019
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Born July 20, 1928 in Kalispell Montana and graduated from Flathead County High School, Kalispell Montana and from Kinman Business University, Spokane WA. Employed by Union Pacific Railroad from January 1949 until his retirement in January 1990. He served the UPRR in numerous clerical positions including the last 15 years of employment as “Chief Clerk”. He served in the United States Army Infantry in Korea from 1950-1952. For many years his hobbies were woodworking, winemaking, he loved to play golf even though he wasn’t very good at it and did some fiddling with stain glass works, one small project was the making of stained glass windows for the church. He made wine for the Church’s communion and he loved giving away his wine to friends and family of whom several were beneficiaries of his woodworking art. He was preceded in death in 1998 by his beloved wife of 44 years, Lois LaVonne (Nelson) Kassner, and is survived by 4 children: Steven Kassner of Tupelo MS, Cheryl Lovlien of Altura MN, Jennifer Veselka of Spokane Valley WA and Sandra Miller of Bellflower CA. He also has 10 grandchildren and several great grandkids. He was also preceded in death by his youngest brother Herbert Kassner of Tacoma WA and is survived by his oldest brother Adolph Kassner of Spokane Valley WA, who turned 95 this past August. He was a long time member of Hope Lutheran Church since 1958, serving there in Hope’s choir, building committee, and many other church offices until his health did not allow. He was especially grateful for the many friendships developed throughout his lifetime both in the Church and in his neighborhood. A visitation will be held Wednesday, December 4, 1-5pm, at Hazen & Jaeger Valley Funeral Home, 1306 N Pines Rd, Spokane Valley, WA 99206, with a funeral service on Thursday, December 5, 10:30am, at Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E Broadway, Spokane Valley. Interment will follow at Fairmount Memorial Park at 2pm. Memorials may be made to Hope Lutheran Church, 17909 E Broadway, Spokane Valley, WA 99016.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Olan Lovlien
  • Janelle Lafrentz
  • Neal Miller
  • Alex Hoener
  • Quinn Hoener
  • Mike Lovlien

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, December 4, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, December 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Thursday, December 5, 2019

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December 2, 2019

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1997 Three brothers & cousin Eleanor

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Reiny and Edna Irish
a very special couple

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Cheryl Lovlien, Janelle (daughter) and Great Grandson, James Lafrentz

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Reiny dressed and ready to go!

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Can you figure it out? I think we need to....

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Jennifer, George & Grandchildren: Carson, Logan and Brooklyn (Alex- son of Jennifer)

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Cheers!

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Trip to Tennessee

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1997 Three brothers & cousin Eleanor

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Reiny and Edna Irish
a very special couple

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Cheryl Lovlien, Janelle (daughter) and Great Grandson, James Lafrentz

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Reiny dressed and ready to go!

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Can you figure it out? I think we need to....

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Jennifer, George & Grandchildren: Carson, Logan and Brooklyn (Alex- son of Jennifer)

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Cheers!

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Trip to Tennessee

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Great grand children Sierra & Maya Lovlien
Cheryl's grandchildren (Olan-son of Cheryl)