Funeral Mass for Alfred Dassinger, 91, of Dickinson, formerly of Gladstone, will be 10:00 a.m. Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home with Father Thomas Wordekemper celebrating. Burial will take place at St. Thomas Cemetery, Gladstone.
Visitation for Alfred will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson with a rosary and vigil taking place at 6:00 p.m.
Alfred passed away Sunday, December 8th 2019 at St. Benedict’s Nursing Home in Dickinson, ND.
Alfred was born May 12, 1928 the only child of Peter J and Mary (Lefor) Dassinger of Gladstone. He attended Garden School through the eighth grade and graduated from Gladstone High School.
Alfred was united in marriage to Veronica Martin on June 5th, 1950 at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Gladstone. Together they farmed, milked cows, ranched and raised their family on the farm where Alfred grew up.
During his time on the farm, Alfred was active in his community, a member of many groups and organizations. He served as a 4-H leader, member of the Garden District School Board, board member of the Gladstone Farmers Union Elevator and was elected to the first Board of Directors of the Southwest Grain Elevators. In that capacity he was instrumental in the startup operations of SWG. He served as a board member of West Plains Electric and Southwest Water Authority. He was also a member of the Gladstone Volunteer Fire Department
Alfred served his church as a lector and board member of St. Thomas Church of Gladstone. He was an active member of K of C Council 5490 of Gladstone where he held nearly every office, and settled in as longtime treasurer. He was a familiar figure as bartender, ticket seller or wherever help was needed. Alfred and Veronica were recognized as outstanding Catholic Family of the year at the District level in 1977.
He enjoyed farming, especially working with his family, playing baseball, and after retirement, golf.
Alfred is survived by his wife Veronica of Dickinson, his five children; Dale (Pat), Richardton; Audrey (Dale) Skogen, Hettinger; Lyle (Delila), Dickinson; Bruce, Gladstone; and Mark (Janet), Gladstone; 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; sister in-law Marlene Moore, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Bob and Elaine Burns.
He was preceded in death by his parents Peter and Mary Dassinger, parents-in-law Frank and Veronica Martin, and 25 brothers and sisters-in-law.