Gregory Francis Rassat, age 66, of Maple Lake, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at home, surrounded by his loving family, after a battle with liver cancer.
Funeral services will take place Friday, Aug. 9 at 2 p.m. at Heartland Evangelical Free Church in Annandale, with Pastor Denny Johnson officiating. Phyllis Johnson will provide the music for the service. Burial will be in Highland Lutheran Cemetery.
There was visitation Thursday, Aug. 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Dingmann Funeral Care Chapel in Maple Lake. Visitation will continue Friday at the church, one hour prior to the service.
Memorials are preferred to Haitian Ministries, C/O Dassel Church of Christ.
Arrangements are entrusted to Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services. Obituary, guestbook, and video tribute are online at www.dingmannfuneral.com.
Gregory was born Oct. 16, 1952, in Buffalo, to Leo and Grace (Wurm) Rassat.
He attended St. Mary’s Catholic School until it closed in 1970, and graduated from Howard Lake-Waverly High School with the class of 1971.
Gregory enlisted in the US Army Reserves during the Vietnam War.
He was united in marriage to Lisa Ludwig June 22, 1985, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. They made Maple Lake their home, and were blessed with three children.
Greg worked as a heavy equipment operator, was a member of the Union Local 49ers, and retired from Northdale Construction Company in Rogers. He enjoyed the time he spent with his children, grandchildren and especially, his horses.
Greg is survived by his wife, Lisa Ludwig-Rassat; three children, Daniel (Kate) Rassat of Maple Lake, Abigail Rassat (Jonathan Boey) of Tucson, AZ, and Aaron (Kiona) Rassat of Olympia, WA; four grandchildren: Hudson, Landon, Noah and Vaiola; brothers and sisters, Thomas Rassat of Buffalo, Kay Manteuffel of Elk River, Mary Rassat of Monticello, Lloyd (Barbara) Rassat of Buffalo, John (Karen) Rassat of Waverly, Timothy (Vonnie) Rassat of Winsted, and David Rassat of Minneapolis; and father-in-law and mother-in-law Herbert and Michelle Ludwig.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Grace Rassat; three infant siblings, Joan, Mark and Michael; a nephew, Patrick Rassat; brother-in-law Gary Manteuffel; and mother-in-law, Theresa Ludwig.