Peter Jens Lassen
Peter Jens Lassen age 72 of Clinton, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2019 at Mercy One Medical Center in Clinton. Cremation rites have been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Monday, November 18th from 4-7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home. A memorial service will begin at 7 PM on Monday. Inurnment will take place on Tuesday, November 19th at the Rock Island Arsenal. Online condolences may be left at

Peter Jens Lassen was born on February 20, 1947 in Kosel, Germany, the son of Adolf and Lieselotte (Nissen) Lassen. He came to the United States with his family in 1955 where they lived in Low Moor, Iowa. Peter attended DeWitt High School until he enlisted with the United States Navy. Peter served with the United States Navy from 1964-1970 where he received the Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal and awarded the Purple Heart Medal for injuries received in action. Upon completion of his two tours in the Vietnam Nam war, he returned home, went back to Dewitt High School, and completed his education receiving his high school diploma. Peter worked on his family's farm and drove truck from coast to coast, making many friends along the way. Peter married Karen Madlock on May 30, 1987 in Clinton. Peter loved spending time with his family, and friends, most of all his grandchildren, and caring for his dogs Chewy and the late Chaz.

Peter is survived by his wife Karen; his six children, Peter and (Margarita) Lassen of Lytle, TX, Tyson Lassen of Low Moor, Andrew Lassen of Clinton, Tylor Herrera of Beverly Hills, FL, Cody Lassen of Low Moor and Cory and (Sarah) Lassen of Low Moor; seven grandchildren, a brother Uwe and (Diana) Lassen of Clinton and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; Adolf and Lisa, his uncle Christian Lassen and a niece Anita Lassen.
Published on November 14, 2019


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Susan Edwards
Nov 19, 2019
I remember Peter when he came to Camanche grade school. I was in 1st grade, Mrs. Johnson's room. Peter came in, he was alot bigger than the rest of us. He was always very polite to me. He helped me out years later when my car broke down. I will always have a smile for him. I am sorry for your loss.
Karen Sorensen
Nov 18, 2019
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Renee Eggermont
Nov 18, 2019
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Donna Madlock
Nov 18, 2019
Loving Lilies and Roses Bouquet was purchased for the family of Peter Jens Lassen by Donna Madlock.  Send flowers
Patti & Mark Thomas
Nov 17, 2019
Karen & Family,
Mark , I and the Thomas , Dykema family are sorry for the loss of your loved one Pete.
Barbara Hill Garson
Nov 16, 2019
Sorry to hear the passing of Pete. It has been many years since our paths crossed. We both lived in Low Moor and went to school together . May you remember all the good times you spent together.
Jim Henningsen
Nov 16, 2019
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Retha Browning
Nov 15, 2019
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Jason Boeding
Nov 15, 2019
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Carol Dean
Nov 15, 2019
I was so sorry to hear of Pete's passing. Please accept my deepest condolences and prayers! God Bless you all.
Donna Madlock
Nov 15, 2019
I am so blessed to have known Peter. He was the one person I knew that would just call randomly to tell a story, a joke, or just to tell me he was thinking of me. Peter was a great teller of his many life stories, but his face would light up the room when he spoke of his bride, Karen. There was no lack of love for any of his family, and so many of his friends he made in his lifetime. We will miss Peter as he soars with angels. Rest in peace my brother in law.