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Lawrence "Larry" Gassei

Lawrence "Larry" Gassei passed away on February 18, 2022, at the age of 83. He was the beloved husband of Shirley Gassei nee Plafcan of Lake Sherwood, Missouri. He and Shirley were married on February 13, 1965, in St. Louis, MO, celebrating 57 years of marriage. 

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Larry was the Director of Accounting in the overseas office for the American Soybean Association. He was a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church and a member of Knights of Columbus #11656 in New Melle. Larry enjoyed playing golf, especially in Warrenton, and fishing. Larry loved spending time with his sons and grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father, and grandfather who leaves many happy memories to be cherished. He is survived by his wife, two sons, Steve Gassei of Lake Sherwood, MO and Mark (Araceli) Gassei of Los Angeles, CA; cousin, Glenn (Kathy) Parris; four grandchildren, Brandon Gassei of Bentonville, AR, Arturo Gassei, Jack Gessei, and Salma Gassei all of Los Angeles, CA; many nieces, nephews, and friends; He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Gassei and Cecilia Gassei nee Sampson, brother, Kenneth Gassei.

Visitation: Saturday, March 12, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 8 West Highway D, New Melle, MO 63365 with a funeral immediately following at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Interment in the church cemetery. 

The family requests in lieu of flowers memorials are made to Masses or St. Vincent dePaul, in care of Pitman Funeral Home, P. O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO 63385