Mike E. Lassen, 60, of Dysart, passed away on Sunday, July 28, 2013, at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo after a battle with cancer. Visitation will be held at the United Methodist Church in Dysart on Thursday, August 1, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. with a service the following day, Friday, August 2, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Dysart Cemetery.
Mike E. Lassen was born September 5, 1952 in Des Moines, IA, son of Ernie and Helen Sweet Lassen. He received his education in Dysart and graduated from Dysart-Geneseo High School in 1970. He continued his education at Northeast Missouri State in Kirksville, MO. He farmed in the Dysart area for a number of years, and then he spent several years doing carpentry work. Most recently he was employed at Liqui-Grow in Traer. He was united in marriage to Becky Brodigan on August 15, 1992 at the United Methodist Church in Dysart. Mike's death came at the Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo on Sunday, July 28, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 60. He was an active member of the Dysart United Methodist Church where he served on various committees and church council. Mike was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan, enjoyed watching NASCAR racing, and attending dirt track races in the area. He loved spending time with family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Becky, children, Justin (Cari) Wieck of Sac City, IA, Vanessa Wieck (Josh West), Hilary Wieck (Ben Swestka) both of Dysart, and Jennifer Lassen of Waterloo, IA, one granddaughter Ella Raye and a sister Lynda Hilmer of Garwin, IA The family request that all those attending the visitation for Mike to please dress in casual attire.