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Minas Elias Kassiou

April 20, 1987 ~ May 24, 2018 (age 31)

Minas Elias Kassiou, 31, of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Louisville, Illinois, passed away on May 24, 2018, at 1:30 P.M.   Minas was born to Dana Steinhoff Hawn in Maryville, Illinois, April 20, 1987.  He was a graduate of North Clay High School in 2005, and then obtained an Associate Degree at Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana.  He worked for Peerless of America in Effingham as a lead man on the paint line. He was an avid skateboarder and guitarist who loved music and performed stand-up comedy.  He was helping to build a skate park in Effingham, Illinois.

Minas is survived by his parents, Harold and Dana Hawn of Louisville, Illinois and 2 brothers, Adam Baglin, of Troy, Illinois and Anthony White of southern Illinois, Maternal grandparents, Donna and Jim Langsdorf of Waterloo, Illinois.  He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Hazel Hawn.

A visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday May 31, 2018, with a memorial service at 7 p.m., at Kohn Funeral Home.  Expressions of sympathy should take the form of donations to Effingham Skate Park and may be accepted at the funeral home.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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