Patricia Kassing

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Patricia M. Kassing, 81, of Freeburg, IL, born May 8, 1939, in Pierron, IL, died Thursday, January 28, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Patricia was a homemaker. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, and for many years was a member of the choir.  Patricia loved being with her family, walking outdoors, exercising, and reading.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Everett W. Kassing, whom she married on April 11, 1959, and who died on May 12, 2011; her parents, George and Catherine, nee Boeing, Wesselmann; siblings, Robert Wesselmann, Anna Lang, George Wesselmann, Jr., Edward Wesselmann, and Sr. Florence Wesselmann; and a brother-in-law; Norman Kassing.

Surviving are a son, Douglas N. (Dina, nee Daab) Kassing; two grandchildren, Samantha P. (Dillon) Robbins, and Cole D. Kassing; a great-granddaughter, Hadley Robbins; a brother, Richard Wesselmann; a sister, Sr. Miriam Catherine Wesselmann; a sister-in-law, Jeannette Kassing Dixon; and many nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Memorial Foundation COVID 19, or the Memorial Foundation Healthcare Heroes, or to the BJC Foundation for Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

 Private services will be held.

Burial will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


13 Comments on Patricia Kassing

Dana Carnahan said : Guest Report Oct 05, 2022 at 12:06 PM

Doug, Jeanette, , extended family, I was sorry to hear of Pat's passing. Fond memories of the Renner side of the family get-togethers that included your dad and mom, fun lady , warm, friendly lady, and always so good to see them with my mom Jean who adored Everett, her cousin, who was more like a brother to her. Please accept my late condolences. Dana DuRall Carnahan, Debbie DuRall, and Darren DuRall.

  • effingham
  • IL
Kim Towers said : Guest Report Feb 09, 2021 at 12:28 AM

I always enjoyed visiting with Pat when we had lunch together at Cedar Trails. Pat and my mom sat at the same table and we always had such great conversation. She was a joy to be around and I will miss he smiling face and genuine kindness. God Bless.

  • Freeburg
  • Ill
Brian, Susie, AJ, and Oliver Hoybach said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 6:27 PM

Doug, Dina, Sam, Cole, and extended family, Our sympathy and prayers are with you, may you find strength and comfort during this difficult time. Love to all, The Hoybach Family

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Page Belongy said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 9:43 AM

Doug, I sorry to hear about you Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
David Mitchell said : Guest Report Feb 04, 2021 at 8:00 AM

Doug and Dina, sorry for your loss.

  • Freeburg
  • IL
Lynn Vasquez said : Guest Report Feb 02, 2021 at 8:18 AM

My sympathy to Doug, Dina and family. What a super sweet lady always with the biggest smile.

  • Marissa
  • Il
Bernadette J Yapp said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Keeping Doug and all the family in my prayers for Peace and God's comfort in your loss. I have many fond memories of our families visiting when we were growing up. Bernie Yapp( nee Bernadette Wesselmann.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Shirlene Kassing said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2021 at 11:13 AM

My sympathy to you all . I always enjoyed talking to Pat after Sunday morning Mass. She was family . She allowed our son , Heath to come fishing in their lake whenever he wanted to . He always came home and said she was a nice lady . I will remember her kindness and sweet disposition .

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
M. Fazari said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2021 at 10:52 AM

My deepest Condolences to you Doug, Dina and your family. I am sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Janet Koseck said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2021 at 4:47 PM

Deepest Sympathy to the Kassing Family?

  • New Haven
  • MO
Peter Merzian said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2021 at 2:53 PM

My deepest sympathy for the loss of your beloved Mother. I have wonderful memories of spending time with her and Everett at their home. May God bless her.

  • Manchester
  • MO
Karen Wesselmann said : Guest Report Jan 31, 2021 at 11:19 AM

Dear Doug,Dina,Sam & Cole, My heart hurts that Patty is no longer with us. Thinking back I have so many memories of fun times. For some reason one really comes to mind. Short version, we were playing golf & I got over heated. Doc said to give me a glassof salt water. I think the glass was 1/3 water & the rest salt. There were so many more fun times we all had. Love and prayers are with you all.

  • mascoutah
  • Illinois
Jean Reinneck said : Guest Report Jan 30, 2021 at 4:39 PM

I’m so sorry for your family’s loss! I always loved talking to Pat and enjoyed her sweet personality. When she was in choir at St. Joseph and my son, Nolan, was a baby, she always loved being the designated baby holder. I will miss her bright, sweet smile. Hugs!

  • Belleville
  • IL

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