Vivian Kassuba

On Thursday morning, March 29th, 2018 Vivian Elsie (Letson) Kassuba, a lifelong resident of Vanderbilt passed away peacefully at home.  She was the oldest child born to Vernon & Azalia (Glazier) Letson on August 26, 1939.

Vivian was named class hot rod and best dancer at Vanderbilt High School, was a quick witted pinochle player and teacher, could finagle anyone into a shopping trip, and enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing.  Vivian worked at Ann’s Restaurant in Vanderbilt (where she met her future husband) and retired from Van Products after working 33 years.  She married John Mitchell Kassuba in 1961, 57 fun-filled years that they shared with many close friends (too many to name).

She is survived by her husband, John; son, Vernon (Jillina) Kassuba; Granddaughters, Amber (Matthew) Launstein, Anna (Matthew) Green, Abigail Kassuba and Amy Kassuba; Great Grandchildren, Cambri and Porter Launstein, Claryana Womack.   She was looking forward to the arrival of expected granddaughter, Finnley Elsie Green (who joined us the middle of May).

She is preceded in death by her parents and brother, Harvey Letson.

The family will host a memorial celebration to honor her life on July 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Evergreen Hill Cemetery with a luncheon to follow at Corwith township Hall in Vanderbilt.


  1. Jackie Warren June 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm - Reply


    So sorry for your loss, prayers to you and your family.


  2. Barbara June 14, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

    My condolences to the Kassuba family! Vivian was a sweet and sassy lady. I Was honored to meet her! My love and prayers go out for family and friends ❤

  3. Lou Rybicki June 14, 2018 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Vern, my sympathies on the passing of your mother.

  4. David Ellison June 28, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Vern and Jill,
    Saddened to hear of the passing of your mom. Many thoughts and prayers to all of your family.
    Dave and Geriann

  5. Lynne June 28, 2018 at 10:15 am - Reply

    Vern and Jill,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Mom. I will keep you and your family in my prayers!

  6. Carl Gapinski June 30, 2018 at 8:20 pm - Reply

    I was sorry to see that your mom passed away Vern. We are all thinking of you and your Dad.

  7. Sandy hodgins- messerschmidt July 6, 2018 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    I am so very sad of the passing of Vivian. I liked her very much, she was a sweetie. Please tell John that Sandy Hodgins-Messerschmidt sends him her thoughts and prayers.

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