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Thursday May 12th, 2016
4:00pm

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Friday May 13th, 2016
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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Friday May 13th, 2016
10:30am

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Margaret Madeline Laleman Stassen

Margaret Madeline (Laleman) Stassen was born on October 2, 1932, in Ypsilanti, ND, to Leon and Alice (VanLerberghe) Laleman. As a young girl, she moved with her family to a farm near Green Valley. She attended school and graduated from Marshall High School. On August 25, 1953, she was united in marriage to Eugene Stassen at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. The couple farmed and raised their family north of Marshall. In 1994, they retired and moved to Marshall. Margaret enjoyed socializing; playing cards, visiting with her friends, especially at the Marshall Senior Center, and going to the casino (where she was quite lucky!) She also enjoyed gardening and shopping. She was a longtime member of St. Eloi Catholic Church. Her faith was very important to her and the rosary was a very special devotion. She enjoyed a very meaningful trip to Medjugorje with her brother, Andy, and niece, Julie Family was also very important to Margaret and she coordinated and enjoyed many family gatherings. Margaret died on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at the Avera Morningside Care Center in Marshall. She is survived by her children LuAnn Feser of Aurora, SD, Robert (and Tamara) Stassen of Marshall, Linda (and John) Nuese of Sioux Falls, SD, Janet (and Tim) Sumerfelt of Minneota, Gary (and Michelle) Stassen of Marshall, Denis (and Connie) Stassen of Newton, KS, Nancy (and Tom) Rasmussen of Sioux Falls, SD, Connie (and Jerry) Martin of St. Michael, MN, Randy Stassen of Newton, KS, 19 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, brother Andrew Laleman of Marshall, brother-in-law Louis Buysse of Minneota, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Eugene, siblings Joe (and Theresa), George (and Alice) and Mary Buysse, and sister-in-law Florine Laleman.

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A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Stassen

Robert and Julie Linley May 13 2016 11:24 PM

Aunt Margaret's obituary was beautiful. She was such a wonderful aunt. I always enjoyed seeing her each June when I would come home for my Dad's birthday. I will dearly miss that time we would spend together. Our trip to Medjugorje will always remain close to my heart. Our sincere condolences to the Stassen family.

Robert and Julie Linley May 13 2016 11:24 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Stassen

Deb DeYonge May 11 2016 7:03 AM

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family during this difficult time. Margaret was a very special lady. I enjoyed working with her! Will miss her. God bless you Margaret!

Deb DeYonge May 11 2016 7:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Stassen

Jim and Sherry Anderson May 10 2016 11:03 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I still have many memories of times with Mom and the family

Jim and Sherry Anderson May 10 2016 11:03 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Stassen

Steve and Gail Buysse May 10 2016 1:15 PM

Aunt Margaret was a kind and loving person and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. We are thinking of all of you during this time.

Steve and Gail Buysse May 10 2016 1:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Margaret Stassen

David and Joy Buysse May 9 2016 11:19 PM

Aunt Margaret was such a nice person. She would always talk to us and our kids after church. She always knew our kid's names. They were always so surprised by that. We will miss her.

David and Joy Buysse May 9 2016 11:19 PM

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