Linda Lou Lassen

A memorial visitation for Linda Lou Lassen, 65, Lawrence, will be from 6 – 7:30 pm Friday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home & Crematory.  Linda died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

She was born Nov. 8, 1948, in Lawrence, the daughter of Joseph and Goldie Lown.  She graduated from Lawrence High School.  Linda committed her entire life to helping others, and was a vital part of Penn House, where she worked tirelessly for 44 years.  Many people in Lawrence benefited from her caring and compassionate spirit.  She enjoyed going to the casino.

Linda married Paul H. ‘Pete’ Lassen on July 7, 1990, in the front yard of Penn House.  He survives of the home.  Other survivors include two sons, Jerry Lown and wife Sue, and Billy Lown and wife Michelle, all of Lawrence, and several grandchildren.  Linda was preceded in death by her parents and eleven brothers and sisters.

The family suggests memorial contributions to ECKAN, in care of the funeral home, 601 Indiana St., Lawrence, KS, 66044.  Online condolences may be sent at

Messages & Condolences

From Freida Houk...

I will start by saying Linda you was a lady
that touched so many lives and helped so many.And I will say it was a honor to know you most of my life, you will truly be missed. Thoughts and prayers go out to the family. RIP Linda Lou

From Peter Steimle...

I was Linda’s supervisor for a few months when she was in charge of Penn House as an employee of the Ballard Community Services. She was outstanding! She knew, understood and appreciated the people she served, and she kept the various programs and services of Penn House running effectively. Like hundreds and probably thousands of others, I am grateful for the many years of love and dedicated service she gave to people in need in our community.

From Frances Maberry...

Linda was one of the most compassionate caring people I’ve ever known. I’ve known her and Pete for 30+ years and she never changed. She would do anything for anyone and never ask for anything in return. She had a heart of gold! Rest in peace my friend, you will be missed by many.

From Belle Martin...

Linda was a sweet and caring person that truly gave from her heart . She will be missed by so many .Prayers to her family and friends

From Carol Mendell...

Linda will be missed terribly. She has been a part of my life as far back as I can remember. She helped anyone and everyone she could. She had so much love and compassion for others and for life itself. She was a great mother to her boys and friend to everyone. She never met a stranger, just a new friend. Prayer to her boys and their families. Love will help you get through these hard times. RIP Dear Friend Gone but never forgotten.

From Angela Crenshaw, Dixie Mitchell, & Family...

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel.
Please accept my family’s heartfelt sympathy & condolences on the passing of our Dear friend Linda Lassen. Just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

It’s hard to know where to begin
Describing a woman like Linda Lassen.
So full of warmth, love & compassion.
A woman who touched so many hearts in so many ways.
Linda has given us so many things
To remember with a smile,
But most of all, She gave us the gift
Of being in her life. I feel privileged to have known her.
While we miss her,
We will cherish the times we shared.
Thank you Linda Lassen for all that you did.

We extend our thoughts & prayers of comfort to the Family & all who have been affected.

From Michelle Elston...

So sorry to hear this sad news about such a wonderful woman. Linda dedicated her whole life to helping people in need of the Lawrence community. What a great example of compassion, she will be missed dearly. Sending prayers out to the family and may you always remember those precious memories she gave to you and many others. RiP Linda Lou.

From Kathy Barnes...

We are so sorry to hear about Linda. She was a great lady that would do all she could for anybody in need. She was a friend to all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all.

From Marie Ochs...

I am so shocked and will miss Linda very much. I had just found out she retired and now this.Condolences to the family.

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