Farwell athlete dies in car accident

August 30, 2012

Jeremiah M. Lassen, 19, of Farwell, Michigan, and formerly of Mercersburg, PA died August 25, 2012 in Michigan from injuries received as a result of an automobile accident.

Born June 28, 1993 at Martinsburg, WV he was a son of Kelly J. Beard Lassen of Chambersburg, PA and the late Parley L. Lassen of Farwell, MI.

Jeremiah was a 2012 graduate of James Buchanan High School, Mercersburg, where he was a member of the track, wrestling, and football teams. He was an avid runner, fisherman, hunter, and enjoyed the outdoors. He was a Dale Earnhardt, Jr. fan. His other interests included country music, dancing, and history. Jeremiah was a warm, peaceful, giving person who also enjoyed practical jokes.

He was a former member of Boy Scout Troop #28 of Mercersburg.

In addition to his mother he is survived by 2 sisters, his twin, Johannah R. Lassen, and Jillian Y. Lassen both of Chambersburg, 2 brothers, Justin L. Lassen of Houghton, MI, and Jordan E. Peck of Chambersburg. Also surviving are his mother’s fiancé, & a father figure for Jeremiah, Douglas E. Peck. Maternal grandmother, Gaye A. Sigler of Hagerstown, MD, maternal aunts, Sharon L. & husband David L. Barnhart, Suzanne & husband Timothy Hult, maternal uncles, Gary E. Gordon, and John R. Rodriquez, maternal cousins Brittany & Brendon Hult, paternal grandmother, Bonnie J. Lassen of Farwell, MI, , paternal aunt, Debbie & husband Bill Stieg, paternal uncle, Mike Lassen and wife Donna, paternal cousins, Tresa & husband Pete Barhitte, Deanna & husband Matthew Petoskey, and many other relatives, close family friends the Vosburg family, Justin Leister, Joshuua Carr, David Sutton & Amanda Commings. Jeremiah was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, John S. Beard, maternal Aunt Teresa Oullette and paternal grandfather, Gerald W. Lassen. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Tuesday September 4, 2012, at Lininger-Fries Funeral Home Inc., Mercersburg with Pastor Jeff Casto officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg. Visitation 5 to 9 PM Monday in the funeral home.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Contributions may be made to Franklin Learning Center, 2397 Loop Road, Chambersburg PA, 17201.


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