Erwin Edwin Lassie - 90

Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Erwin Edwin Lassie - 90

Erwin Edwin Lassle age 90 died October 11, 2021 at the GMC Extended care surrounded by his family. A viewing will be held at 6:00 pm. Friday, October 22 in the Chapel at Silha Funeral Homes in Glendive. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am, Saturday, October 23, 2021 at Our Savior Lutheran Church in Glendive with Pastor Greg Lucido officiating. Interment will follow in the Dawson County Memorial Cemetery. Silha Funeral Home of Glendive is entrusted with arrangements.

Erwin was born on July 2, 1931 in Fallon, Montana the son of Gottlieb and Lydia (Schock) Lassle. Erwin grew up on the family farm in the Buffalo Rapids Irrigation Project 20 miles southwest of Glendive. He attended school thru the 8th grade at Yale School, just a couple miles from the farm. Erwin married Verna Kaul, the love of his life, on March 29, 1953 in Glendive. Together they bought a farm just a few miles from where he grew up and that is where they raised their six children.

Erwin was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Fallon and later in life a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Glendive. Erwin spent his entire life along the Yellowstone River. He loved fishing and spent a lot of his youth fishing and swimming with his brothers. Erwin farmed until 1964 when he realized he could not raise his family on farm income alone. He worked a couple different jobs and eventually ended up working for BNSF on the track maintenance crew for 25 years, where he retired. After Erwin and Verna retired they took numerous vacations and trips from coast to coast. Erwin loved to farm, he especially loved to plow and would sit in a tractor all day, well into his 80’s. He was extremely proud that the 4th generation is on Farm Unit 52, the unit he and Verna purchased in 1953. He was a devoted husband and a loving father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

Erwin was preceded in death by his parents, Gottlieb and Lydia, his wife Verna, his son Charles (Chuck), his siblings, Elnora, Albert and his wife Lorraine, Edward, Esther and her husband Ben, David, Raymond and his wife Leona, Robert, and sister-in-law Deanne.

Erwin is survived by Candace (Candy) Tusler and her husband Kurt of Spokane, and their children Jacinda Tusler and Jessica(Mark)Lee. Cynthia (Cindi) Young and her husband Jim of Glendive, and her children Tauni(Kasey) Kelley and Tessa (Brad) Holzer. Clayton (Clay) and his wife Marianne of Glendive, and their children Sarah (Ryan)Thorson, Stephanie (Scott) Schultz, Travis (Alix)Lassle. Chester (Chet) and his wife Karen of Mandan, and their children Dr. Michael (Dr. Megan) Lassle, Lindsey (Mike) Money. Daughter-in-Law Rhonda, and their children Chad Lassle, and Carlie Lassle. Crystal (Crys) Arneson and her husband Gary of Billings, and their children Dr. Colton (Kate) Arneson, Mallory (Tyler) Blair. Great Grand Children, Micah, Noah, Owen, Brendan, and Genevieve Lee, Kole, Kaden, Kierra, and Kaitlyn Kelley, Grace and Harper Thorson, Sheyenne, Savannah, and Rhett Schultz, Sawyer and Millie Lassle, Kohen & Kaden Money, Brantley Arneson, Aubrey, Oliver, and Olivia Blair. Numerous, cousins, nieces and nephews. Siblings, Harold and his wife Shirley, Marvin, Donald and his wife DeeAnn, Clarence and his wife Rita, Eldon and his wife Connie.

Memorials can be sent to OSLC – Child Care Ministry