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Samuel E. Cassel - 70

7/11/1947 - 12/30/2017

Colchester

Samuel E. Cassel age 70 of Colchester, Illinois, passed away at Sharon Elms in Peoria, Illinois, on Saturday, December 30, 2017.  He was born July 12, 1947, in Quincy, Illinois, to Sam and Ellen Walton Cassel, both of his parents preceded him in death.
Surviving to mourn his passing are 1 Son: Tom (Jody) Cassel, Danvers, Illinois, 3 Grandchildren: Samantha Cassel, Jordan Cassel, Jacob Cassel, and 1 Sister: Evana Cassel, Colchester, Illinois.
Sam was a member of the Macomb V.F. W..  He served his country in the United States Army of which he was part of Vietnam Big Red 1, till 1968.  During his time in the service he received 1 Bronze Star for heroism in ground combat, 2 Commendation metals one in 67 and 1 in 68, Combat medical badge, nation defense service metal, Vietnam service metal Vietnam campaign metal.  After his time in the service he became a Union Laborer.  Sam’s heart was always in the outdoors he loved  hunting, fishing, mushroom hunting, or anything else that meant he could spend time outside.
Funeral services will be 10:30 A.M. Monday, January 8, 2018, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester, with Rev. Lee Unger, burial and military rites will take place following services at Woodlawn Cemetery in Augusta, Illinois, by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.   Visitation with the family will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, January 7, 2018 at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. on Sunday.  Memorials are to the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion funeral service military honor guard, or Hooah Hunt's for Heroes of McLean County. Condolences may be expressed to the family at jonesmortuaryfh.com

Visitation:

5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Sunday at the Funeral Home

Service:

10:30 A.M. Monday at the Funeral Home

11 Comments

  • Bert and Darlene Whalon

    on 01/03/18

    Thoughts and prayers are with you! He spent alot of time at our archery shop when we had it here in Macomb!
  • DJ Hocker

    on 01/03/18

    God bless you Sam.
  • Shelva Schoonover

    on 01/04/18

    My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.
  • Ginger Rexroat

    on 01/04/18

    We hope the Fond memories comfort the family. He was a Super nice man and what American Hero. I wasn't aware of his Honors, receiving Metals during his time Serving in Vietnam. Family and all of us friends are extremely proud of him. He is really is a Hero. Thank you Sam, for your Service.
  • Lynn Cavett

    on 01/04/18

    Evana, my deepest sympathy. Sam will be missed.
  • Judy K. Day

    on 01/06/18

    My thoughts and prayers are with you Evana. So sorry for your loss.
  • Joyce Schoonover

    on 01/06/18

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
  • Duane Beck Family

    on 01/06/18

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Evana at this difficult time. May Sam now be at peace.
  • Donna (Daugherty) Haefner

    on 01/06/18

    Evana, so sorry for your loss. I remember the fun times we all had many many years ago. So sad to lose Sam this young. He was a great guy who will be missed. My deepest sympathy to you and Sam's family.
  • Alleyne (Jackie) Mason Leighty

    on 01/06/18

    So sorry to hear of Sam’s passing. He was a classmate and friend. Thank you, Sam, for your service. Evanna, I’m so sorry for your loss. Alleyne , Anamosa, Iowa
  • William Murfin

    on 01/10/18

    Sorry for your loss.

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