Robert E. Lasswell Sr.

Robert E. Lasswell Sr.

November 02, 1934 - July 06, 2019

Robert E. Lasswell Sr., 84, of Salem passed away on Saturday, July 6, 2019, at his home in Salem.

Robert was born on November 2, 1934, at Edina, Missouri the son of Ernest and Georda (Dillinger) Lasswell. He was united in marriage to love of his life Joyce Boecker on April 20, 1963. He served his country in the United States Army. Robert worked at the Iowa Army Ammunition Plant in Middletown for 32 years. He served on the Salem City Council, Salem Fire and Rescue where he was fire chief for a number of years, and was a member of the Salem Congregational Church. Robert a man of few words, but enjoyed woodworking, raising hybrid lilies and gardening. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and playing his guitar. He loved his wife and family dearly.

Robert is survived by his wife Joyce of Salem, and his children, Cheri (Patrick) Callaway of Stockport, Tina (Eugene) Wheeler of Pleasant View Tennessee, Dolores (Dee) Carver of Traer, Iowa, and Robert (Pam) Lasswell Jr. and Randy (Amy) Lasswell all of Mt. Pleasant, 13 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and one great great-grandchild, his sister and brothers, Helen Owen of Kahoka, James (Karen) Lasswell of LaBelle, Missouri, Thomas Lasswell and David Lasswell both of Kirksville, Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one grandson Joseph and two brothers in infancy.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 10:30 am at the Salem Congregational Church with Pastor Aaron Helterbran officiating. Friends may call after 2 pm on Wednesday at the Murphy Funeral Home in Mt. Pleasant where the family will receive friends from 5 to 8 that evening. A memorial has been established in his memory.

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