Harold Mathias Gassen

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of Franklin, Texas passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Temple, Texas at the age of 72. Harold was born April 4, 1946 to George Gassen and Eileen Ottis Gassen. Harold graduated from Franklin High School and attended A&M college for five years graduating in 1968 with a degree in Architectural Construction. He served in the United States Army and was a proud veteran and life long supporter of Texas A&M . He opened and operated Gassen Constuction for 50 years, retiring and leaving the company to his son Kevin Gassen. Harold might have been retired but he was always active with advice or tips to make any job or project easier. He always had a open door to his shop for anyone who needed his help or advice. Harold married his wife Carolyn Jean Mills June 6, 1971 in Bryan, Texas. Harold was also a life long member of St. Frances Catholic Church and a member of Knights of Columbus in Franklin, Texas. Harold is survived by: Son Kevin Gassen and wife Heather Gassen of Franklin, Four sisters Dalores Murtachia of Houston, Bea Wohleb of Temple, Ellen Johnson and Mary Stagall both of Franklin, two brothers Gerald Gassen of Groves, Texas and Paul Gassen of Franklin. Harold is also surrvived by his three grandchildren Kailey Jean Gassen , Mathew Mathias Gassen and Shelby Michele Gassen, and many nieces and nephews and friends. Preceded in death by; Wife Carolyn Gassen and father George Gassen and mother Eileen Gassen. Visitation will be at McCauley Funeral Home in Franklin on December 29, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Services will be held on Saturday December 29, 2018 at 1:00pm at St. Frances Catholic Church in Franklin, Texas. Graveside service will be a private service at a later date.

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