Harold J. Dassow, Sr. 1927-2019
Harold J. Dassow, Sr.
Harold J. Dassow Sr., 91, of Medford, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Aspirus Care and Rehab, surrounded by family, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services. A memorial mass was held on Thursday, May 30 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help (OLPH) in Whittlesey at 11 a.m. with Father Phil Juza officiating. Visitation took place at OLPH on Thursday, May 30 from 9 a.m. until the time of the service.
Harold was born on Nov. 12, 1927 to Henry and Bertha (Barkow) Dassow in Medford. He attended Frey School. After school he worked on the farm until retirement in 1997. He married Mary Ann Kraemer on May 10, 1947 and she survives. In his spare time, Harold enjoyed farming, logging, gambling, shooting darts, watching deer, playing cards, fishing, hunting and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Harold is survived by his children, Joseph (Lynn) Dassow of Phillips, Mary Lou (Duane) Anderson, Judy (Gary) Weir, LeRoy (Jeanette) Dassow Sr., Ronald (Sharon) Dassow, Mark Dassow, Carol (Tom) Judnic, Lanny (Debra) Dassow and Sara (Todd) Ruesch, all of Medford, Jane (Hoss) Ostrowski of Kronenwetter and Laura (Steve) Larson of Stratford; 31 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Arnold Dassow of Medford; and sister, Darlene Drager.
In addition to his parents Harold was preceded in death by his son, Harold “Sonny” (Betty) Dassow, Jr.; brothers, Hilbert, Alvin, Clarence, Robert Sr., Donald, Ralph and Hank Dassow; and sisters, Elaine Gums and Ardella Dohrwardt.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Harold’s name may be given to the family for use at a later date.
Hemer Funeral Service of Medford and Rib Lake has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.