Carl Eugene Sassmann, 78, of Owensville, passed away Friday, March 11, 2011, at Gasconade Manor Nursing Home in Owensville. Carl was born in Owensville, on June 17, 1932, a son of the late Ella (Lehnhoff) and George Sassmann. On August 9, 1953, in the church parsonage in Bland, he was united in marriage to Mildred Gerloff. He had served his country with the United States Army. He was a member of the Woollam Methodist Church where he had served on the the church board. His survivors include his daughter, Denise Peth and husband Rick of Owensville; daughter-in-law, Cathy Sullivan and husband Jim of Owensville; three grandchildren, Cody Sassmann and wife Erin, Amber Harness and husband Justin and Scott Peth; and three great-grandchildren, Payton Harness, Tucker Sassmann and Kinley Harness. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred; two sons, Delmar and Dennis Sassmann; grandson, Tyler Peth; and great-grandson, Jacob Harness. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 19, at 10:30 a.m., at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home in Owensville, with Pastor Jackie Asher officiating. Burial will be in the New Woollam Zoar Cemetery. Visitation will begin at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 18, at the Gottenstroeter Funeral Home.