Corrine “Cookie” Grassel

January 13, 1942 ‒ March 06, 2017

Mansfield, Ohio

MANSFIELD: Corrine “Cookie” Grassel, 75, of Mansfield passed away, Monday, March 6, 2017 following and extended battle with cancer.

The daughter of John and Katherine (Stehle) Vandlik, Cookie was born January 13, 1942 in Mansfield and graduated from Mansfield Senior High School in 1960. Locally, Cookie worked as a dental assistant until beginning her family and ultimately retired from Therm-O-Disc after working there 32 years.

Kind hearted and compassionate, Cookie loved animals…all animals, and opened her house to them.  She maintained her flower and vegetable gardens, and canned her harvest of vegetables each year.  Cookie loved volunteering in the church nursery as well as on the committee for funeral dinners.  She was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church and currently a member of Lexington Grace Brethren Church.

She will be remembered for her tremendous love for her children and grandchildren, as well as her generosity and willingness to always lend a helping hand.

She is survived by her husband Dennis Grassel of Mansfield; son David (Beth Anne) DeVine of Powell, daughters Linda (Steven) Robertson of Kernesville, North Carolina, and Julie (Timothy) Stillion of Lexington; grandchildren David (Ellen) DeVine, Brittany Lawrence (fiancé Matthew Phillips), Zachary Robertson, Erin DeVine, Bailee and Abby Stillion; three great grandchildren Hayzel Airella Stillion, Lane Justus Phillips, and Mila Reign Spears; sister Myrna Roth of Maryland; step children Michelle (Tom) Weirich and David Grassel; step grandchildren Brandon Weirich and Sean (Katherine) Weirich; sister-in-law Susan (David) Ferguson; special friends Tee, Carolyn, and Janice, Shirley (Rick) Wiseman; special nieces Debra Kurtz and Denise Haschen; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Along with her parents she was preceded in death by siblings Marilyn Kilzer, Charles Vandlik, and Carol Mathias.

A memorial service celebrating the life of Corrine “Cookie” Grassel will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 11 am in Lexington Grace Brethren Church, 215 W Main St, Lexington, OH 44904.  The Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Grassel family.

Memorial contributions in Cookies memory may be made to Horizon Animal Hospital through the funeral home.

Online condolences to the family may be made by visiting:SnyderFuneralHomes.

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  • I am so sad to hear of my friend Cookie’s passing. We were best friends in high school and always managed to stay in touch even though our lives went in different directions. We always exchanged birthday cards since we both had January birthdays and always at Christmas with a card and a letter. More recently we went through breast cancer together and just ran into each other at the Cancer Clinic on February 3rd. She was such a special person full of kindness and always a smile. I know I will see her again because she had trusted Jesus as her Savior many years ago.I am so sorry to have to miss the celebration of her life.

  • Denny and family I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family’

  • Julie and Tim my heart aches for you and your family. I hope you find comfort and God Bless you all……Love you all very much.

    Beverly Stillion Ballard

  • To All,
    You know your mom was extremely special to me as we shared our cancer experiences, our stories of family history, both good and bad, and the decisions that shaped our lives and those of our children. We also spent conversation on our emergence of growth in Christ and our love of Jesus and for each other. For many years, we seldom missed a day of telephoning and talking; some days we laughed until we cried and some days we just cried. I don’t know anyone I will miss more. She called me her sister/niece since we were closer than I was with my own sister.

    I am so sorry to miss this celebration of her life, but know that my heart and thoughts are with you. I will be there in spirit.

    Aunt Deb

  • Linda, Brittany, Zachary and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of of your dear and loving Mother, and Grandma. My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you during this time of sadness. I too know the pain and emptiness your heart is feeling but know that your loving Cookie is home and suffering no more. Her light will shine upon you and watch over you each day.

    Much love and prayers,
    Debbie Pandorf

  • WOW!!!!! How do I say what my Heart feels today..Cookie and I worked together for many years, spent our breaks together etc. The one thing that stands out in my mind is our many talks, sometimes happy and sometimes sad, but she managed a smile thru it all, was a good friend and always always always talked about her Children with such Love. She, Robyn Clinage, and myself spent our breaks and lunch together, all 3 of us ended up with Breast Cancer. Robyn was born to Heaven in August also, but our hearts will always be joined with the Love we had for each other..I never knew anyone that didn’t love Cookie. I saw Cookie at Wayne’s Market a few weeks ago, we tried to fill in everything in those fleeting minuets, so much to say in such a short time in parting we hugged and promised to remember each other in our Prayers.. so as I close this just remember her with a SMILE and always know that my heart is with you, Dennis and your Family, thru this time. as I Loved her too…..God Bless each of you…She was special.

  • Sorry for your loss prayers for the family.

    Rani (Workman) Mullins and family
    Kansas City