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Obituary for Josephine Gassel (Porter)

Josephine Gassel, 85, passed away April 26th 2021 peacefully in her home in Crest Hill, IL surrounded by family

Josephine was born August 22nd 1935 in Murphysboro, IL to Mae [Neace] and Otto Porter. She married Frank Gassel on September 15th 1956 and moved to Chicago where she raised their children.

Jo was a storyteller, a treasure collector and was Elvis' Number 1 fan! Above all else, she was our Mother, Grandmother,
Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Cousin and a wonderful person to call friend.

She is survived by sons Richard Gassel, Patrick Gassel, daughter Louise Bruton and son in law Terry Bruton, Sister Ruby Martin. Her grandchildren Rebecca Campagna, Bryan Irvin, Jennifer Bauer, Jessica Tanis, John Gassel, Amy Gassel, Megan Gassel, and Ashley Gassel as well as her many beloved Great-Grandchildren.

Josephine is preceded in death by her husband, Frank Gassel Sr., son Frank Gassel Jr., daughter Bernadine Bauer, brothers Bud and Jack, sisters Dorothy, Marie, Evelyn and Vivian.

Funeral Services will be held 11am this Friday April 30th 2021 with visitation from 10 to 11 a.m at Pate Chapel Church in her hometown, Murphysboro, IL. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Willisville, IL. The Family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Pettett Funeral Home. For more information please visit