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James Francis Lassek, age 70, of Faribault, peacefully passed away at home surrounded by family, May 20, 2011.

Memorial services will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Interment and military rites will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis at 1 p.m.

A memorial visitation will be at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Tuesday, May 31, 2011 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

James F., the son of Anthony and Cecilia (Zoucha) Lassek was born on January 7, 1941 in Omaha, NE. He taught at the NCO Academy in Bad Tolz, Germany while in the U. S. Army. On May 16, 1964 he married Sally M. Gallup in Toledo, OH. He started and operated four businesses, Photo Identification Corp. in Omaha, NE, Wilshire Distributors in Minneapolis, Jim's Handyman Service and Windows by Jim both of Faribault. He was employed for 20 years in the Twin Cities car business in finance and sales.

James is survived by his wife of 47 years, Sally (Gallup); five children, Kenneth of MD, Stephen (and Pamela), Douglas, Karen and James Lassek, all of MN; five grandchildren; Matthew (and Michelle), Alexander, Zachary, Maxwell and Lilly; brothers, Tony (and Jane), Robert and Benedict (and Tina); sister, Connie Haas; a brother in law, William Julian; sisters in law, Barbara Lassek and Carol (and Robert) Gates; nieces; nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his father and mother in-law Elan and Violet Gallup; brothers, Richard and John; and his sister Dorothy Julian.

Memorials are preferred to his family in care of the funeral home.


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Name: Fran (Amato) Stevenson
Email: fran.stevenson@gmail.com
Date: Thursday June 16, 2011

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Dear Sally and Family: Please accept my condolences for your loss. I went to Sacred Hear High School with Jim. He was always friendly and easy to get along with. It was a pleasure to see him at the Sacred Heart Reunion in 2009 and renew our friendship after 51 years! At my request, a Mass will be offered for him at Sacred Heart in the near future. May God bless all of you.

Name: Allen Salveson
Email: pam_allen@charter.net
Date: Saturday June 04, 2011

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Just a note to say that my prayers and thought are with your family. It is hard to belive that Jim is gone. I use to work at Ace Hardware and always enjoyed seeing Jim come in. He will be missed. Allen Salveson

Name: Kathy (Lassek) Schmidt
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Date: Wednesday June 01, 2011

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Sally and family, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. He'll be missed by all. May you find comfort in happy memories of his life. God bless you and yours.

Name: Michelle Lassek Andrews
Email: ea53830@windstream.net
Date: Tuesday May 31, 2011

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Aunt Sally, Ken, Steve, Doug, Karen and Jimmy. My heart aches for the loss of Uncle Jim. I wish I could be there with all of you. Please know I continue to pray to the Lord to give you all strength. I can only imagine the polka party in heaven that started when Uncle Jim arrived. My dad so enjoyed visiting with him. Our loss, heaven's gain. Love, Michelle

Name: Peggy (Kelleher) Beezley
Email: pabeezley@aol.com
Date: Monday May 30, 2011

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Sally: I was saddened to hear of Jim's passing. I attended high school at Sacred Heart with Jim. He was always a pleasant and enjoyable classmate. We had lost touch with Jim but reconnected a few years ago. I also saw him at the Sacred Heart reunion in September of 2009. I lost my husband, Tom, last June, also to cancer. I had corresponded with Jim via email regarding his disease and treatment. Please accept my condolences and prayers.

Name: Gina Van Camp (Smolen)
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Date: Monday May 30, 2011

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Sally and Family - Please accept my sincerest condolences. Jim was a wonderful man and will be missed deeply by all who knew him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Name: Tom Lassek
Email: tomlassek@gmail.com
Date: Sunday May 29, 2011

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Jim was more of an older brother than a cousin in our younger years, followed by a brother in arms later in life. At Family get-togethers, I was always under the impression that he was "watching me", probably because he was, since I was always getting in trouble for one reason or the other. I can only surmise that he's had lot's of experience in such matters with his younger brothers. He had a unique form of correction - no "modern methods" for Jim, rather, he'd simply drag me away kicking and screaming, then, nose to nose, he'd say "don't do that again" which was usually followed by an endearment of sorts such as "If I catch you again I'll pick you up and drop you on your head". At that point I clearly understood why his younger brothers immediately changed into such gentlemen when Jim walked into the room, then I became one too. Our condolences to Jim's Family. I have a feeling that now, he'll be "watching" all of us. In my case, if I should ever reach Heaven, I fully expect "brother" Jim to pop out from behind a pillar at the gates for a "refresher session" in personal behavior prior to entry.

Name: Greg Smolen
Email: onlygsmolen@cox.net
Date: Sunday May 29, 2011

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Sally and family, I am so sorry to hear about Jim. He was a good friend, who was always there when you needed him. I can't count the times he helped Frances out in her times of need. I am proud to have had him as a part of my family. Know he will be missed. You are all in my thoughts. Greg

Name: Terry Lassek
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Date: Sunday May 29, 2011

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I'm so sorry to hear about Jim's passing. I'll always remember him at the family get togethers where he was in the "older" group of cool people and we were in the "younger" group of pesky followers! Jim was always a very kind man to his younger cousins - we will all miss him. I just know he's up there with all our folks and his siblings listening to polkas and eating a little polish sausage!!! My thoughts and prayers are with Sally and your children.

Name: Mary Lassek Johnson
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Date: Saturday May 28, 2011

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My deepest sympathy to all of the family. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during these difficult days. May the Lord give you peace, comfort and strength in your sorrow.