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