FASSERO, LELAND LOUIS born March 17, 1928 and passed away November 16, 2014. Leland passed away in St. Joseph Mercy Hospital after a sudden illness. He had been living in the warm, loving comfort provided by the staff at Lourde’s Nursing Home in Waterford. Leland Fassero was born and raised in the tiny coal-mining town of Benld, in southern Illinois. He was the son of Anton and Edna (Simburger) Fassero. He was the middle son of three boys. His older brother Art went on to a career in music and his little brother Junie went into the Forest Service. Through the lens of his school years, Lee saw the great Depression and World War II. Upon his graduation, Lee moved to the bustling city of Detroit, right in its heyday. He found work as a machinist, a job he held for some 50 years. His work helped the railroads run, at a time America was expanding. He later began a side business installing lawn sprinklers, and amassed an unprecedented collection of antique sprinklers. He was always a hard worker, but he valued his leisure as well. In his early years in Detroit he loved roller-skating. It was at a local rink that he met and wooed the lovely Betty Marie Stanislawsky. They married in 1952. He moved Betty and his brood into a new home on Webster Street in the newly growing suburb of Oak Park. It was the only home he ever owned. That was Leland in a nutshell. If he liked something, he stuck with it, with a steadfast conviction. The makers of Pepsi, Brylcreem, Famous Amos cookies and WD 40 can all attest to this. He also loved bowling, and said he “bowled eight nights a week”. That might explain his 307 average. He also loved his annual sojourns to Sand Lake in Wisconsin. Anyone who has strolled down “Lee’s Lane” can attest he is a part of the place. He and Betty had four children together, and they survive him now, as does his delightful bride. Lynn Simpson is in Garden Grove, California, Rick Fassero is in Waterford, Michigan, while Kimberlee Cook is in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and Terry Fassero in Howell, Michigan. Leland was also blessed to have many grand and great-grandchildren that brought him much joy. He was preceded in death by his stepson, Alan Lysaght. May his lawns be forever green, his paths forever smooth and his lanes well oiled. If desired, memorials may be made to Lourdes Nursing Home. Arrangements by the Riverside Chapel, Simpson-Modetz Funeral Home, Waterford. Online guest book: modetzfuneralhomes.comPublished in Daily Tribune on Nov. 30, 2014+Read More Share Listen to Obituary Remember Share a message, photo, or video below View guest book What will you miss most about Leland Louis Fassero? Add a memory or condolence to the guest book Add Message Please add or record a video for the family of Leland Fassero Add a video + Please add a photo and share in the life story for Leland Fassero Add a photo + http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dailytribune/obituary.aspx?n=leland-louis-fassero&pid=173293090&fhid=6128