Gracia Lee Rassette

10/16/2013

Gracia Lee Rassette, 75, Russell, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at her home.

Gracia Lee Rassette, 75, Russell, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at her home.

She was born Jan. 8, 1938, in Russell to Gordon and Dorothy Mae (Ferguson) Ostrom. She was a 1956 graduate of Russell High School.

She married Gary Meis on Sept. 5, 1956, in Russell. She later married Raymond Rassette Sr. on Jan. 26, 1979, in Russell. He preceded her in death Aug. 25, 2000. She was a caterer and deli manager at Klema’s grocery store in Russell for 23 years.

Survivors include a son, Rick Meis, Russell; two daughters, Shelley Casper, Russell, and Tessa Meis, Wilson; a stepdaughter, Rhonda Rassette; a sister, Mickey Malone, Topeka; 10 grandchildren; and ex-husband, Gary Meis.

She was preceded in death by a son, Randy G. Meis, on Nov. 9, 1990; a granddaughter in December 1991; and two stepsons, Ray Jr. and Randy Rassette.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pohlman-Varner-Peeler Mortuary Chapel, Russell; burial in Dorrance City Cemetery.

Visitation will be until 6 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

The family is hosting a private viewing from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association in care of the mortuary.