EAGLE GROVE – Cassondra “Cass” Lou Larson was born September 25, 1935 to Paul and Thelma Mae (More-house) Vaughan in Indiana. Cassondra was raised by James Chris and Leo Alice Nelson in Eagle Grove. She graduated from Eagle Grove High School in 1953 and married John Ole Larson on March 7, 1954.

Cassondra spent the majority of her time helping John farm and raising the family, and she was later employed at the House of William Dress Shop in Fort Dodge until 1996.

She served in her community by being involved in her church, the Paddle Wheel Players, and indulged in her passions which included reading, gardening, cooking, decorating, and spending time with her family.

Cassondra died on Sunday, March 3, 2013 at Trinity Regional Hospital. She is preceded in death by her parents, an infant brother, her sister Jackie Vaughan, and her brother Leo E. Nelson.

Cassondra is survived by her husband of 59 years, daughter Christy (Dave) Mueller, daughter Laurie (Jim) Legvold, son Jim (Tomajean) Larson, son Ted (Tara) Larson, her grandchildren Marcus (Sara) Brock, JC Brock, Danielle (Justin) Kennedy, Brett (Katie) Legvold, Connor Larson, great-grandchildren Logan Fox, Lucas, and Leyton Brock, as well as sister Anita (Dindo) Idio, sister-in-law Jerry Nelson of Chandler, OK, brother-in-law Rodney (Trudy) Larson, sister-in-law Betty Kessner of Kansas City, MO, and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, March 8, at Evangelical Lutheran Church. Visitation will be at Foust Funeral Home in Eagle Grove from 5:00 7:00 pm., Thursday, March 7. Burial will be at Cass Cemetery in Cass Township.