Published in the Iola Register on Oct. 1, 2012.


Bryan E. Lagasse, 48 years of age, of Omaha, Neb., passed away Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Omaha. He was born on Dec. 6, 1963, to Verlin and Karen Lagasse.
Bryan is survived by his mother and stepfather, Karen and Verne Knoche; fiancée, Kathy Passauer; children, Shelby Swaine, Carly Lagasse, Blake Lagasse; siblings, Eric Lagasse and wife Sharon of Lane, Kan., Kimberly Lagasse of Cincinnati, Ohio; uncle, Larry Lagasse and wife Lana of Concordia, Kan.; nieces and nephews, Madison and Allison Lagasse of Lane, Kan.; Ryan, Abby, Amelia Summerskill of Shawnee, Kan.; Courtney Summerskill of Cincinnati, Ohio; and many other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Verlin E. Lagasse.
Funeral services were held at 3 p.m. today, Monday, Oct. 1, 2012, at Braman Mortuary Southwest Chapel in Omaha. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Oct. 2, at Rice Cemetery, Rice, Kan.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the family to be used for Bryan's childen's college fund. Condolences may be left online at Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home in Concordia is in charge of local arrangements.