Harold B. Cassida
November 23, 2016
Harold “Hoppy” Cassida, age 93, passed away at the Elim Nursing Home in Watertown, MN with Sharon, Annie and Ami at his side on November 23, 2016.
Harold was born on September 24, 1923 to Iven D. and Bessie (Clary) Cassida in Osawatomie, KS where he grew up. He had memories of picking up laundry on his bicycle so his mom could do them and make money during the depression.
Harold graduated from high school in Osawatomie in 1942. He married E. Marie Johnston in 1943, and shortly after, went to work for Great Lakes Pipeline (now Williams Brothers Pipeline) where he worked until retiring in 1986.
Harold and Marie made many moves during his years with the pipeline. Their last move was to Alexandria, MN in 1957, where they made their home from then on. After retiring, Harold began delivering Meal on Wheels. At one time, he was the only person who delivered meals in the Alexandria area.
Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Marie; daughter Diane Tvrdik; son-in-law Cole Tvrdik and daughter-in-law Janis Cassida. He was also preceded in death by his second wife Rosemary (Peterson).
Harold is survived by his loving family: children Steven Cassida of Spokane, WA, Sharon (Michael) Shaw of Watertown, MN and Gary (Julie) Cassida of Bloomington, MN; grandchildren Brendan Cassida, Steven (Meg) Tvrdik, Heather Mackenzie, Heidi Shaw, Christopher (Tiffany) Shaw, Jenny Cassida, Nicole Cassida, Erin Cassida, Keegan (Jordan) Freer, Sarah Sanders and Tabitha Dildy; great grandchildren Tyree Mcgee, Bradyn Mackenzie, Kaidyan Shaw, Colton Shaw, Patrick Tvrdik, Adeline Tvrdik, Josephine Tvrdik and Rowan Freer.
Harold is also survived by the numerous friends he made wherever he lived. He will be missed by all who knew him.
The family wishes to thank the entire staff at the Elim Nursing Home who became like second family to us all during the seven admissions Hoppy had since 2011. He loved them all and they loved him too.
He spent his first Thanksgiving in the arms of Jesus and with Marie. May he rest in peace.
A Memorial Service was held at 2 PM on Saturday December 3, 2016 at the Bethany Manor Chapel in Alexandria, MN. A gathering of family and friends was from 1-2 PM prior to the service. A second Memorial Service will be held at 1 PM on Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Elim Home in Watertown, MN. A gathering of family and friends will be from noon-1 PM prior to the service. Interment was in the Osawatomie Cemetery in Osawatomie, KS.