|Birth: ||May 14, 1910|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1999|
Blade, The (Toledo, OH) - Saturday, January 9, 1999
Frederick K. ''Fritz'' Cassel, 88, an Ohio state representative for 10 consecutive terms, died of renal failure Thursday in Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky.
For the last six months he lived in the Fairhaven Health Care Community, entering the hospital only a few hours before his death, said his daughter, Charlene Beeler.
''He was a fighter to the end,'' she said.
After completing 20 years of continuous service as an Ohio legislator, Mr. Cassel was appointed by former Gov. James Rhodes as an administrative judge on a state personnel review board. He held the post from 1969 to 1974.
He continued a more than 60-year law practice in Carey, remaining active until three years ago, his daughter said.
He was an active member of the Republican Party and had been Carey's law director for 26 years. He was a 30-year director of the Carey People's Bank.
Of his many community positions, Mr. Cassel enjoyed 20 years of service on the Wyandot County Fair board directing harness racing, of which he was an ardent promoter, his daughter said. His work at the fairgrounds led to his election to the Hall of Fame at the Ohio State Exposition Center.
He was president of the Wyandot County Automobile Association for 10 years and was a director of the association.
Mr. Cassel enjoyed golf, played softball, and umpired games. He was a fan of the Cleveland Indians baseball team.
Born in Ashland, O., most of his life was spent in the Upper Sandusky area. He married Helen F. Hagenmaier, who died in 1977.
He attended Eagle Rural School and was a 1928 graduate of Upper Sandusky High School. He received a bachelor's degree in 1932 from Heidelberg College and a law degree in 1935 from Ohio Northern University.
A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, he served as a radar operator aboard the USS Wisconsin in the Pacific, participating in the Leyte, Luzon, Iwo Jima, Okinawa, and Japan campaigns.
His many memberships included the Wyandot County and Ohio State bar associations; the Carey Masonic Lodge; the Carey Veterans of Foreign Wars; the Earl Green Post of the American Legion, and the Carey Conservation Club. He was a life member and a two-term exalted ruler of Elks Lodge 83.
He was a life member and elder of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Upper Sandusky, and sang in the church choir.
Surviving are his daughters, Christine Pugh, Charlene Beeler, and Cathleen Curry, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m., Monday, in the Bringman-Clark and Co. Mortuary, Upper Sandusky, where the body will be from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. tomorrow. An Elks service will be at 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the mortuary.
The family requests tributes to Fairhaven Health Care Community, Upper Sandusky; Trinity United Church of Christ, or to the Wyandot County Memorial Health Foundation.
Helen Frances Hagenmaier Cassel (1912 - 1977)
Christine Louise Cassel Pugh (1942 - 2010)*
Saint Peters Catholic Cemetery
Plot: Sect 1 (new) ; lot 102
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