Harrison Cass, Sr. Obituary

Harrison E. Cass, Sr.
Harrison Cass, Sr.
Harrison E. Cass, Sr.

September 24, 1921 - July 21, 2007
Born in Des Moines, IA
Resided in Cumming, IA
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Harrison E. Cass, 85, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 21, 2007 at the Kavanagh House in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 24 at Dunn's Funeral Home. Interment will be at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery located at Cumming, Iowa.

Harrison was born in Des Moines September 24, 1921 and grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Roosevelt HS.

He received his BA degree in economics and his Juris Doctor Degree of Law from the University of Iowa. He also served his country during WWII as a 1st Lieutenant, US Army, at Ft. Knox, KY at the Armor School. He married Virginia Harover of Cedar Rapids Iowa in Louisville, KY in 1943. After law school he joined Ford Motor Company's Executive Training Program in Detroit leading him to manage the newly created Federal Affairs Office in Washington, DC as Ford's liaison to the Pentagon. After a stint with a classified government agency in Alamogordo, NM he returned to Des Moines in 1953 where he was appointed as an Assistant Attorney General under Governor Norm Erbe. He later joined his father, A. E. Cass in forming the Cass Investment Company, real estate development business. Subsequently he established Cass & Company Realtors and continued his law practice.

He has lived on Stedeb- haran Farm since 1954 - named after the four children, Stephen, Deborah, Harrison and Ann.

Virginia Cass preceded Harrison in death February 10, 1996.

He is survived by Stephen Cass, Deborah Hutton, Harrison E. Cass Jr. Ann H. Schenke.

Harrison had 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday at Dunn's Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, 1788 R 45 Highway, Cumming, IA 50061.

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Visitation
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Monday, July 23, 2007
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
Dunn's Funeral Home
2121 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50312
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
10:30 AM
Cemetery
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
1788 R 45 Highway
Cumming, IA US 50061
Tuesday, July 24, 2007