Gladys Lovrien Lasser passed away on January 15, 2009 at the age of 97. She was a wonderful sweet soul who will be missed by many. She welcomed visitors and returned emails promptly into her 97th year. She will be remembered as the first genealogist for the Lovrien family – she published a book on the descendants of George Washington Lovrien in 1986.

A service was held on January 24th in Naples, FL and she will be be buried in Moline, IL next to her husband, Dana Lasser, who died in 1995.

Gladys Maurine (Lovrien) Lasser, 97, of Naples, FL passed away January 15, 2009. Gladys was born July 15, 1911 to Jennie & Fred Lovrien. She lived in Humbolt, Iowa during her childhood and graduated from Humbolt High School, She met Charles Dana Lasser of Waterloo, Iowa when she was a freshman at Iowa State University. They married October 7, 1933. They resided in Waterloo, Iowa, Fairmont, Minnesota, Des Moines, Iowa and Moline, Illinois before retiring to Naples, Florida. Gladys was active in many organizations including serving on the corporation board at Moorings Park Retirement Community, the Welcoming Committee, book discussion group and others where she resided for her last 14 years. Earlier she was involved with church organizations, board chairman of Cleveland Home (a women retirement home in Moline), Gamma Phi Beta sorority and P.E.O. Mrs. Lasser is preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and two sisters. She is survived by her two daughters, Barbara (Gerald) Aspen of Santa Barbara, California and Catherine Diane Lasser of Libertyville, Illinois; two grandchildren, Randal (Stacey) Aspen of Oswego, Illinois and Amy (Charles) de Maille of Newbury Park, California; great-grandchildren, Rebecca (Steven) Outlaw, Sarah Beth Aspen, Austin de Maille, Mariana de Maille and great-great-granddaughter, Madison Outlaw. Surviving siblings are Alice Mahon, Carol (Ed) Matty and Arthur (Elsie) Lovrien. A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Bower Chapel at Moorings Park, Naples. A private inurnment will be held in Moline, Illinois. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to, or to the Moorings Park Foundation.