Cassandra Edie Husby, 34
Dec. 27, 1982 — Jan. 7, 2017
Cassandra “Cassie” Edie Husby (nee Zell), aged 34, passed away Jan. 7, 2017.
Cassie was born and baptized Dec. 27, 1982, to the Rev. Edward and Janis Zell. She was raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan, (Go Blue!) and was graduated from Huron Valley Lutheran High School in 2001 and Washtenaw Community College in 2005. She married her high school sweetheart, Jeremy, in 2006 and, fulfilling her own childhood dream, she gave birth to their sweet daughter, Laila, in 2009.
Throughout her life, Cassie worked to help others, whether officially in her various occupations, or in her personal life. She tirelessly made efforts to bring awareness to the life-sustaining work of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and wanted as many people as possible to sign up for organ donation. But, above all, she loved spending time with her family and, with them, praising our Lord and thanking him for all of his great gifts to her.
On Nov. 18, 2013, Cassie received the gift of a double lung transplant and was so thankful for the three extra years she was able to spend with her family and loved ones.
She is survived by her beloved husband and daughter, the Rev. Jeremy and Laila; her parents, the Rev. Edward and Janis Zell; her sister, Angie; and a maternal grandmother, aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws and so many dear friends and loved ones. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, her maternal grandmother and her Uncle Chips.
Funeral services will take place at both Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford (1001 Center St.) on Wednesday, Jan. 11, and Darlington Lutheran Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Sunday, Jan. 15.
The family will greet loved ones at Peace Lutheran Church in Hartford from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, with the funeral service beginning at 7 p.m. The Revs. Aaron Steinbrenner and Paul Waldschmidt will officiate.
Internment will take place Monday, Jan. 16, at Glen Eden Lutheran Memorial Park in Livonia, Michigan.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Huron Valley Lutheran High School in Westland, Michigan, or to the donor’s home church are appreciated.