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Paul Gassman

Paul Gassmann, 60, died Monday, July 22, 2013. He was born Sept. 9, 1952, in Hoxie, to Conrad and Magdalen Gassmann. He attended Leoville schools and graduated from Hoxie High School.

He married Debra Boese on Aug. 17, 1974, in Great Bend. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in 1978.

He was a senior project engineer for Snyder & Associates in Ankeny, Iowa.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie, of Des Moines, Iowa; his mother Maggie, Park; two sons, Tim and wife, Melanie, Geneva, Minn., and Travis, Circle Pines, Minn.; two daughters, Trish, Lansing, and Nataliya Redvanetska and husband Sergey, St. Petersburg, Russia; four brothers, Frank and wife Cindy, Garden Plain, Anthony and wife Peggy, Dresden, George and wife Vicki, Clayton, and Larry, Manhattan; three sisters, Mary, Portland, Ore., Ann and Theresa, both of Euless, Texas; seven grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Conrad; a sister, Donna; and a brother, Ralph.

Services were July 29, 2013, at Experience Church in Des Moines.

Memorials are suggested in honor of Paul Gassmann to Experience Church, 3800 E. Douglas, Des Moines, Iowa 50317.