September 15, 1917 - January 21, 2015


Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, January 24, 2015 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in St. Cloud for Lena Gasser, age 97, of Waite Park who passed away Wednesday. Rev. Leah Rosso will officiate and burial will be in Maine Prairie Cemetery, Kimball. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Saturday.

Lena was born on September 15, 1917 to Jack and Magdalena (Goodfriend) Failler in Zelma, Saskatchewan Canada. She married the love of her life Earl Gasser on September 12, 1944 at the First United Methodist Church in St. Cloud. Lena was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sartell, and she enjoyed living at the Park Garden Apartments in Waite Park for the past 12 years.

Lena is survived by her children, Ken (Mary) Gasser of St. Cloud, Carol (Fred) Bores of Loveland, Co.; grandchildren, Jamie (Jessab Pierce) Gasser of St. Cloud, Scott (Kylie) Bores of Fort Collins, Co.; step-grandson, David (Arica) Bores of Lochbuie, CO.; three great-grandchildren, Noah, Ella, and Creedence. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Earl, sisters, Kay, Mary, and Janet; and brothers, Mike and Jack.

Lena’s family would like to give a special thanks to the Cherrywood Advanced Living staff and the St. Cloud Hospital Hospice for their excellent care of Lena.