BLUE EARTH - Ann Marie Cassens, age 97, of Blue Earth, passed away Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center Chapel in Blue Earth, with Rev. Joel DeNeui, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth.
Visitation will be one hour before services Tuesday at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center Chapel, 1219 S. Ramsey in Blue Earth.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com
She was born April 19, 1917, in McIntosh, S.D., the daughter of Joseph and Bertha (Feil) Pudwell. She graduated from high school in 1934. On Nov. 6, 1934, she married Onnen Burton Cassens. Ann worked with her husband doing all the daily chores on the farm, raising the children, cooking and baking with her specialty being angel food cake. During the summer months, she also helped with canning season at Green Giant in Blue Earth. For over 30 years, she and her husband spent the winter months in Arizona. She was a lifetime member at First Baptist Church in Blue Earth, and was very involved with her family, which meant the world to her.
Ann is survived by her daughters, Arlene (Raymond) Peterson of Cross Lake, Minn., Shirley (Donald) Teems of Blue Earth, and Connie Weise of Hutchinson; daughter-in-law, Sue Cassens of Blue Earth; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Onnen Burton Cassens; son, Larry Cassens; grandsons, Mike Teems, Timothy Weise; sister, Irene Pudwell; and son-in-law, Merlin Weise.