Chatsworth- Harold L. Dassow, 90 of Chatsworth, IL passed away at 11:35 am on Sunday, January 20, 2013 at Evenglow Tjardes Health Care Center in Pontiac where he was a resident for four years.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church. Rev. Ivy Silas will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 pm on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Chatsworth United Methodist Church and one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Burial will follow services at Germanville Cemetery in rural Chatsworth. Memorial contributions in Harold’s name may be made to the Chatsworth Area Food Pantry or Evenglow Lodge in Pontiac. Calvert & Martin Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling arrangements for the family.
He was born March 1, 1922 at his home in rural Chatsworth, IL, a son of Ralph and Laura (Tanner) Dassow. He married Maxine (Wessels) Dassow on January 9, 1949 at Rooks Creek. She passed away on November 23, 2009. He was also preceded in death by his parents, step mother: Amanda Dassow, and one sister: Gladys Brunner.
Surviving are his two sons: Duane (Connie) Dassow and Neil (Joy) Dassow both of Chatsworth; two daughters: Diane (John) Osman of Macon and Marilyn (Jim Jones) Dassow of Chatsworth; nine grandchildren: Michelle (Dave) Kramer, John (Megan) Dassow, Joe Dassow, Ryan Dassow, Jeremy Dassow, Kent Dassow, Pete Osman, Greg Osman, and Dion Osman; three great grandchildren; one brother-in-law: Eldon Brunner of Reddick; one sister-in-law: Ruth Wessels of Fairbury; three nephews; and two nieces.
Harold was a farmer all his life in the rural Chatsworth area. He served on the Board of Directors of the Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District. In 1958 he won the Outstanding Conservation Farm Family of the Year Award. In his youth he was on the 1941 Chatsworth Softball Team who won the Livingston County Tournament and went on to win the State Softball Tournament in Champaign.
Harold was a lifelong member of the Chatsworth United Methodist Church. He served on various boards at the church and was instrumental in the building of the current church. He was also on the church Dart Ball Team.
He enjoyed going to Estate Sales and collecting various things. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family very much. He will be greatly missed.