Obituaries

Mark William Gassen Sr. 1950 - 2010 Shawnee

Funeral Mass for Mark William Gassen Sr., 60, Shawnee, was Tuesday, April 6, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church, Shawnee.
Mr. Gassen died March 30, 2010, at his home.
He was born Jan. 10, 1950, in St. Joseph, Mo., the son of William and Inez Gassen.
Mr. Gassen graduated in 1968 from Leavenworth High School and attended Pittsburg State University.
He and his brother, Kevin Gassen, founded Mega Circuits of Kansas City, Kan., in 1984 and managed the company until 1996. He joined Rohm and Haas as regional account manager in 1996 and retired in late 2007. During his retirement he was employed at Ted Manufacturing Corp.
With his love for music, he started the band Ossian and was its lead guitarist.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Gassen, Shawnee; six children, Mark Jr. and Rainie Gassen, Savannah, Ga., Megan Gassen, Shawnee, Ryan O’Connor, Attleboro Falls, Mass., Neil O’Connor, Phoenix, Benjamin and Kindra O’Connor and William and Maureen Pranker, all of Pittsburg; three grandchildren; three brothers, Kenneth, Kevin, and Eric Gassen; and three sisters, Janice Morris, Jennifer Bosacci and Michelle Galbreath.
The family suggests memorials to the American Heart Association, sent in care of Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee, 10901 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS 66203.
Online condolences can be made at amosfamily.com.