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Jane K. Cassel

October 7, 1931 July 16, 2011
Jane K. Cassel
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Obituary for Jane K. Cassel

Jane K. Cassel died at her home in Birmingham, July 16, 2011. She was 79 years old. Jane was born October 7, 1931, in Indianapolis, Indiana, to Katherine (nee Kellar) and R. Nelson Cooksey. She graduated from Butler University with a Bachelor�s degree in Journalism. She was past president of the local alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority.

Jane married Thomas Cassel on December 12, 1953, in Indianapolis, Indiana and played an important and supportive role with Thomas in the founding of Torca Products of Auburn Hills. Jane was an active member of First United Methodist Church of Birmingham as well as a member of the Village Club.

Jane was an avid reader who also enjoyed the game of golf, time spent on Burt Lake in Northern Michigan and winters in Hawaii. A loving and devoted mother, her greatest joy came from spending time with her family. She was deeply loved and will be missed by many.

Jane is survived by her beloved husband Thomas Cassel, and children, Kurt (Noelle) Cassel, Scott (Laura) Cassel, and Brent (Gail) Cassel. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Julia, Ava, Maria, Elizabeth (Matthew) Cardwell, Katherine and Thomas Cassel, great-granddaughter, Emma, brother, Dr. Robert (Delva) Cooksey, sister, Ruth Cooksey, and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will take place at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road (between 14-15 Mile Rds.) Thursday 4-8pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home, Friday 10am. Interment in Christian Memorial Cultural Center, Rochester Hills.

Memorials appreciated to American Cancer Society, 20450 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, Michigan 48076.

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