Darwin Sasse, 72
New Prague Darwin Sasse, age 72, of New Prague, died Friday, April 24, 2015, at Mala Strana Health Care Center, surrounded by his family. Darwin was born in Blue Earth, on Aug. 6, 1942, to Ernest F. and Irene (Haase) Sasse. He was raised in the Frost/Blue Earth area and attended Frost Public Schools. He went on to graduate from Mankato State University, where he met his future wife, Sandra K. Masters. The couple married on June 11, 1965, in Mankato and moved to Albert City, Iowa, where Darwin’s first teaching job took place. They moved then to New Prague, where he would be an Industrial Arts/Science teacher for 35 years. Darwin was very actively involved in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on the council and property committees in the past, actively involved with Le Sueur County Pioneer Power, Le Sueur County 4-H, Sand Creek Riders Saddle Club, and Eidsvold Driving Society. He always had active woodworking projects, including wrist watch clocks, in his spare time and an interest in graphic and printed arts. Darwin was passionate about horseback riding, trail and wagon rides, and reading westerns. Darwin was a gentle soul and most notedly, always a teacher who cared about his students, both past and present. He was dedicated to his family and loved attending his grandchildren’s events.
Darwin is survived by his wife, Sandy Sasse, of New Prague; daughters, Jennifer (Steve) Jameson, of St. Cloud, Becky (Rick) Skluzacek, of Eagan, Angie Sasse, of Apple Valley; brothers, Danny (Candy) Sasse, of Blue Earth, Duane (Lavonne) Sasse, of Rochester; sister, Diane (Rakki) Peterson, of Butterfield; seven grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Ernest and Irene (Haase) Sasse; brother, Drew Sasse; infant sister, Dawn Sasse.
Funeral Services were held Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the Rev. Erick Thompson and Rev. Chuck Anderson officiated. Interment was at Czech National Cemetery in New Prague.