Lynn H. LaDassor

Service: A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, SD. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm Friday, May 3, 2019 at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, SD.

Lynn H. La Dassor, Harrisburg, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 after a long battle with Dementia, at Oakview Memory Care in Freeman, SD.

Lynn was born July 12, 1946 in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He was the only child of Shiela Menage and Alba La Dassor. Lynn was baptized and confirmed at age 15, on Dec. 11, 1962 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Central Lyon High School in 1965. He then went on to serve in the United States Navy Submarine Division for three years.

He met Cheryl Pralle in seventh grade. They dated for seven years before being married at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rock Rapids, Iowa on Dec. 22, 1967 while Lynn was on leave from the Navy. They then moved to Hawaii and then San Diego and Villejo, Calif. Lynn was honorably discharged in November of 1969 before returning to the Sioux Falls area.

They made their home in Harrisburg in the fall of 1975. They welcomed their first daughter Andrea and 20 months later, Kim. Their family is charter members of Shalom Lutheran Church in Harrisburg. During Lynn’s time in sales, he worked for Graham Tire, Mahlanders, Dakota Millwork, H and H Lighting and Menards. Lynn was a member of SF Jaycee’s, Sioux Falls Home Builders Assoc., Harrisburg American Legion, Tiger Booster Club, Sioux Falls VFW and the U.S Submarine Veterans Holland Club- Scorpion SS278 Base. He was also a member of Al-Anon.

Lynn enjoyed being part of many yearly rituals, like the Harrisburg Homecoming Parade and taking his grandchildren to the circus every year. Halloween was a big holiday at their Harrisburg home as was Easter with Easter egg hunts and more. He followed Harrisburg sports until his grandchildren became involved in sports. He then retired his maroon and gold for orange and black and became a Lennox Oriole supporter. He could be found at all of his grandchildren’s events. Grandson Dallas and Lynn enjoyed many Augustana basketball games. He enjoyed yard work and taking care of the many squirrels and birds that visited them.

Lynn and Cheryl enjoyed travelling to Submarine Veterans conventions around the US. He enjoyed sharing stories with old shipmates. While Lynn was in the Navy he picked up an incense burner oversees and then decided this would be something he should collect. They enjoyed road trips and antique shopping over the years looking for these incense burners.

Lynn was truly in his element when he was with his children and grandchildren. They were his pride and joy. He was very proud of each and every one of them.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 51 years, Cheryl; daughters Andrea (Jason) Sweeter, Lennox, SD; Kim (Eric) Moore Plymouth, Minn.; grandchildren Dallas and Shelbie Moore and Brandon and Ashlee Sweeter. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Irene Pralle, brother-in-law Lynn K Pralle, nephew Gabe Pralle and nieces Meghara and Rose Pralle.

Lynn was preceded in death by parents and father-in-law.

A memorial service will be held 2:00 pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, SD.  Visitation will be 5:00-7:00pm Friday, May 3, 2019 at Shalom Lutheran Church, Harrisburg, SD.


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  1. Angela Davis on April 30, 2019 said:

    Please accept my heartfelt- sympathy for your family. May loving memories of your beloved one remain in your heart and mind, as you find comfort by family, friends and neighbors. May God bless you and your family, giving you the strength and courage to endure the loss of your loved one. God has given us a promise that he will eliminated “death” Rev 21: 1-4 and that we have the opportunity to see our love ones again as Jesus promised …. “Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out.”—John 5:28, 29. Please visit to learn more.

  2. Sandra and Scott DeGeest on May 2, 2019 said:

    Cheryl, Andrea and Kim,
    Sending our sincere sympathies to you and your families during this difficult time. May thoughts of Lynn at peace with his God in heaven give you some comfort. We will always remember the wonderful smile and easy laugh Lynn shared with everyone he met! 😀
    We will be unable to attend the services this weekend because we will be in Washington DC. But we will be thinking of you and will lift you up in prayers. 🙏
    Your Shalom friends and neighbors,
    Sandra & Scott DeGeest

  3. Hester on May 2, 2019 said:

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your father. May the God of all comfort be with the family during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3)

  4. Ellen Janssen on May 2, 2019 said:

    Cheryl and Family,
    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you..
    Ellen Janssen

  5. Charlene Huisman Leveille on May 4, 2019 said:

    Cheryl and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Charlene (Huisman) Leveille