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Kevin Cassella

November 02, 1958 - March 21, 2020

Visitation - Thursday

March 26, 2020
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Visitation - Thursday

March 26, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Graveside Service - Friday

March 27, 2020
- 2:00 PM

Riverside Cemetery - Fargo, ND


Boulger Funeral Home

Kevin Cassella

November 02, 1958 - March 21, 2020


Kevin M. Cassella was born to Eileen and Joseph Cassella, on November 2, 1958, at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo. The first of five children, he was adored by his parents, admired by his Grandpa Oliver, and never liked his hands dirty.

Kevin grew up enjoying music. He learned to play the violin without ever practicing an actual song at home, just cords, scales, and plucking. He also was an animal lover bringing home two dogs. Kevin graduated from high school as a salutatorian at Cardinal Muench Seminary and from college at MSUM.

Kevin spent the remainder of his days researching genealogy on both sides of the family while taking care of two dogs and three birds – his babies. He survived his first bout of lung cancer and was nicknamed “Wonder Boy” by his doctors.

Kevin left this world on March 21, 2020. He is preceded in death by father, maternal and paternal grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles.

He is survived by his mother, siblings – Dean (Teresa), Denae (Jon), Shannon and Jason as well as aunts, uncles, and numerous cousins. He is also survived by one niece, two nephews, Dale Fonder, Lorilee, Christine, and co-workers/friends of South Kmart.

Visitation: 1-3 PM Thursday at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo – and also from 7-8:30 PM Thursday
Burial: 2 PM Friday at Riverside Cemetery in Fargo


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28 responses to “Kevin Cassella”

  1. Dean & Teresa Cassella says:

    Rest in Peace Kevin. Love you.

  2. Sheri Lembke says:

    I will never forget how fun it was to work with you at Rosenbluth. You always made me laugh. May you rest in peace Kevin.

  3. Cathy says:

    Kevin was my favorite co worker and then my friend!!!!!! Saw him not to long ago and got a huge hug! I’ll miss him!!!!

  4. Jutta says:

    May the angels lead you into paradise. Rest in Peace, Kevin

  5. Ross Feil says:

    My sympathies to Kevin’s family and Friends.

  6. Jodi Z says:

    Shannon , my sincere condolences to you and your family . Precious memories and Gods peace . 🙏

  7. Darrell and Bev Metzger says:

    Our Sympathy to all the family at this sad time, the thing I will most remember about Kevin is he had the best hugs!

  8. Michael Nygaard says:

    Sad to hear of Kevin’s passing. Worked with him at two different jobs. Always there to crack people up. You will be missed.

  9. shawna Schock says:

    Rest In Peace Dear Kevin Heather. Hope and I love you

  10. Mary says:

    My condolences for Kevin’s family. Rest in peace Kevin 🙏

  11. Laura Dollinger says:

    I always enjoyed working w/ Kevin at Rosenbluth and it seeing him at KMart. I’m very sorry for your loss.

  12. Shannon Cassella says:

    My heart is broken and I miss you already. You were an immense help at Aunt Olga’s funeral. You borrowed me your cane and held doors open for me! You visited me after my hip surgery at the nursing home that brightened my days. When I finally returned home, you called me and nicked named me”grandma” R.I.P. My Big BRO and GOD BLESS!

  13. Rick and Kelly Tidd says:

    To the entire Cassella family, please accept our condolences on your loss.

  14. Rogene Andre says:

    I worked with Kevin at Bethany Nursing Home when we were teens. We had many great times together. We always were able to talk about anything. Love you my friend.

  15. Beverly Larsen says:

    My condolences to the Cassella family on the Kevin’s passing. I will always remember working with him at Rosenbluth and him telling me about his “birds.” May God bless you all during your time of grief.

  16. Jim Drummond says:

    I admired Kevin for the positive attitude he maintained through his health struggles. He was always looking forward. My sympathies to all the family for your loss.

  17. Pam Halvorson Kramer says:

    Peace Kevin..

  18. Mark Mathern says:

    Notice of Kevin’s passing was brought to my attention by a fellow seminarian. I came to know Kevin during his tenure at Cardinal Muench Seminary. Since he was a year older than the class of ’78, we underclassmen always looked to Kevin and his classmates for example. Kevin provided so many positive examples for me. He was always kind, laughed much, and wasn’t afraid to admit mistakes when he made them. The friendships sowed at the seminary he kept cultivating even years after graduating. I remember a reunion we had for those who attended CMS (graduating or not) and how impressed I was at Kevin making sure to say hello to everyone. Since all of us ended up taking Latin during our stay there, I am reminded of a few phrases that apply to Kevin as I reflect on memories of him; Carpe Diem, Amor omnia vincit, Hic habitat felicitas. Requiescat in pace, mi soci!

  19. Linda Ward says:

    My sympathy to Kevin’s family and friends. As a former teacher of Kevin’s, I have felt fortunate to have had the opportunity to have lunches with Kevin at the Family History Workshops. Among other things, we talked about his pets, work, and his health. He was a positive young man.

  20. Cheri Rodenburg says:

    Kevin was my neighbor and became my friend. He had a great sense of humor. We shared many interests; love of animals, gardening and sharing a good meal. He was a loving person with a huge heart. My condolences to his family and friends. Hold close the good memories. Rest in peace Kevin.

  21. Eilif Brakvatne says:

    Kevin was one of a kind. He told you straight out what was one his mind and did not mince words. That is so rare these days. Need more Kevin Cassellas In this world. He will be missed.

  22. Tom Dethmers says:

    I wanted to give my condolences for Kevin to his family and friends. We knew each other when I lived in Fargo from 1991-1997. Kevin was always a kind, person and we had a number of great, conversations over the years. I am sorry he is gone too early, but I hope his kind and generous spirit will live on with all of you during these difficult times. I am glad I met him.

  23. Liz Buethner says:

    My deepest condolences. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  24. LIz Eken says:

    With deepest sympathy as your family remembers Kevin.

  25. Angie Fiechtner Knapp says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Kevin’s passing. He really fought the good fight. He was such a nice, nice man. I was the Head of HR when he worked at Intelenet. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  26. Marshall & Pat Johnson says:

    Shannon & Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

  27. Ashleigh O says:

    I had the best time working with Kevin at Rosenbluth/Upstream. He always made me laugh. Rest peacefully Kevin, everyone who knew you will miss you!

  28. Laverne Seefeld says:

    My sympathies and prayers for the family of Kevin. It was not that long ago when I was at Nativity after 8 Dsily Mass and Kevin walked in. I just hugged him . He checked me out at KMART when I get as there often buying supplies for Birthright, the place I volunteered. Kevin always had a smile and a very happy word to say. When he would mention some of the health issues he dealt with, I was so amazed. You would never know what he was dealing with . Always a cheery pleasant man. Makes me sad remembering his wonderful manner. God will grant him Eternal Rest. I pray for you his family and friends as you grieve the death of your loved brother and friend. Peace. LaVerne

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