Theodore Robert Cassens

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May 1, 1941 - June 26, 2020
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Florissant, MO

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Theodore Robert Cassens, 79, of Florissant Missouri, peacefully passed away Friday, June 26th, 2020 at the Dolan House Memory Care facility.

Theodore was born in St. Louis, Missouri to John Theodore Cassens and Emilie Freida Cassens (Heidbreder) on May 1, 1941. As a child Theodore and his parents traveled to all 50 states. He graduated from Berwick Highschool in Berwick Pennsylvania in 1959 and MIT in 1963, where he earned a degree in Electrical Engineering. After college he worked for Westinghouse as an electrical engineer until he moved back to Florissant to take care of his mother. He was a past worshipful master of Jennings Lodge #640, received his 50 year pin from Bridgeton Lodge #80, a member of the Moolah Shrine where he drove an orange dune buggy, Associate Guardian of Job's Daughters Bethel #2 and #17, Grand Associate Guardian of the State of Missouri Job's Daughters, and he also taught confirmation classes at Bethel United Church of Christ.

Theodore is preceded in death by both his parents John and Emilie Cassens.

Theodore is survived by his wife Christie Cassens (nee LaGrant), step-daughter Emily Wetherell (Tray) and cousin Julius (Dutch) Heidbreder (Debbie).

Memorial may be given to Alzheimer’s Association or Missouri Masonic Home.

The family of Theodore Cassens wishes to extend sincere thanks to the Dolan House Memory Care facility who took great care of him during his final days.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Chuck & Janet Spooner June 29, 2020 at 1:42 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss.

  2. Dutch and Debby Heidbreder June 29, 2020 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    candle 5Ted will really be missed by both of us, but we know he is finally at peace. Sending love and praying God will provide comfort.

  3. Donna Koyn June 29, 2020 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    So to learn of the loss of Ted, just know your family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

    Donna and David Koyn

    • Michael E. Slavich, Esq. July 1, 2020 at 10:46 am - Reply

      candle 7The world lost one of its best citizens in Ted. I knew Ted from the time his family moved from St. Louis to Berwick, PA. Soon after his arrival, he became very popular with high school classmates and was elected President of the graduating class of 1959. We were true friends and stayed in touch throughout his life. As we go through life, we are truly lucky ro encounter such a gentlemen and lifelong friend. Ted is at the top of my list as such a person. Ted lived a life of honor and dedication to his contributions to Job’s Daughters. Ted, Rest In Peace. I will sincerely miss you.

  4. Tina Walker June 29, 2020 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    candle 3Chris and Emily….So sorry to hear of the passing of Ted. Please know that our thoughts are with you

    • Patti Brand, Past Grand Guardian MO July 1, 2020 at 12:48 pm - Reply

      candle 2So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He was a true gentleman and so supportive of the Job’s Daughters of Missouri and all of his Masonic family! I am proud to have known Ted through Job’s Daughters and wish we could have stayed in contact after he retired. Prayers and positive thoughts and support to his family during this difficult time.

  5. Linda Kessler June 29, 2020 at 4:41 pm - Reply

    candle 4Ted was an amazing man. His love of the Masons and Jobes Daughters was so inspirational.
    Thank you Ted.
    Rest well.

  6. Liz Vorass June 29, 2020 at 8:56 pm - Reply

    candle 6With love from family- sad that we were only able to spend time getting to know Ted recently. What a gentleman…a life well lived. Praying you can smile at the good memories you have through this time of sadness. -Liz, Katie & family

  7. Laurie Lenhardt, Bethel #43 June 29, 2020 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    candle 4So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He was a true light in the Job’s Daughter community, when my daughter, Sarah and I were involved. The world is a better place, because Ted was in it.

  8. Bob and June Fugate. June 29, 2020 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. We worked with Ted with Bethel 2 for several years. Rest In Peace Ted and we wish peace and comfort to Ted’s family.

  9. David and Diane Haywood June 30, 2020 at 5:55 am - Reply

    Please accept our sympathy. Ted was such a kind and gentle man. We remember him very fondly from the time we worked with him in Job’s Daughters.

  10. Herb Tinner June 30, 2020 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    Rest In Peace Ted.
    You will live on in our memories.

  11. Rev. Barb Muhs June 30, 2020 at 6:42 pm - Reply

    Chris and Emily, Our thoughts are with you at this time. I will always treasure the memories and conversations I had with Ted before, during and after Seminary. Meals at Pasta House with the salad he would often bring for a meal. A genuine person who will be missed for all the good he did! Barb (Burr) and Jon Muhs

  12. Donn Clark July 1, 2020 at 4:49 am - Reply

    God bless, rest in peace and thanks for your friendship for all these years.

  13. Bonnie Brockway Pfautz July 1, 2020 at 6:06 am - Reply

    Ted was our High School Class President. I wish you loving memories to soften the edges of your sorrow and carry his love in your heart always. He will be missed by all who knew him.

  14. Bonnie (Kramer) Samsel July 1, 2020 at 6:54 am - Reply

    candle 3So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. As he was President of our Berwick High School Class of 1959, we always looked forward to visiting with him at our reunions and gatherings. Rest in peace and thank you for all the fond years of friendship, dedication, and,memories. He will be greatly missed.

  15. Sandy Gass July 1, 2020 at 9:18 am - Reply

    So sorry to hear about Ted he was a wonderful person. He was a great president. And will sadly be missed by all of us

  16. Vergie Pifer July 1, 2020 at 9:50 am - Reply

    Sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He was a great classmate and will be missed in our reunions.

  17. Don & Lori Routh July 1, 2020 at 11:35 am - Reply

    We’re so very, very sorry for your loss! Cherish all your memories, over time your tears will turn into smiles when remembering Ted. You are in our hearts & thoughts during this very difficult time.

  18. Dick Westbrook July 1, 2020 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Sorry to lose an old friend. May God be with you forever.

  19. Janice Bridges July 2, 2020 at 2:23 pm - Reply

    He was a good man who would help anyone.
    Past Queen Bethel 22
    Past Guardian of Bethel 19
    And a person who.loved the masonic order. RIP✝️🙏

  20. William Houck July 2, 2020 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    candle 3So many will miss Ted and his kind spirit. Ted was always willing to help anyone with a need. Ted has been a friend since high school where he had earned a ham radio license and was involved in ham radio activities with our group of ham operators. He was always a pleasure to be around and anxious to contribute to what was going on. Over the years we had kept in touch and talked whenever we could to share how we were doing and to provide helpful advice to each other. Over the last years that became more difficult as Ted’s medical condition became worse, but we managed to stay in touch and keep our friendship going. I will miss Ted and will hang onto our memories over the years. May Ted now rest in peace. It is well earned.

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