Magdalen "Maggie" Gassmann

Magdalen “Maggie” Gassmann, 95, died Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, at Gove County Medical Center Long Term Care.

She was born May 29, 1925, in Park, to Jakob and Rosa (Herrman) Weber. She grew up in Park and attended Park Grade School.

She married Conrad Gassmann on Nov. 6, 1946. in Park. They lived on a farm outside of Grinnell until they purchased a farm one mile west of Dresden. They operated the farm until he preceded her in death in February 1975. She continued the farming operation until 1981 when she purchased her parents’ home in Park.

She was a member of Immaculate Conception parish in Leoville, where she was a CCD teacher, Altar Society and Daughters of Isabella. She was involved in the Dresden Community Guild and American Legion Auxiliary. She lived in Park and was very active in that community as well, serving as the Sacred Heart Church sacristan for over 25 years. Even in her retirement years, she was involved with the Sacred Heart Prayer Group, CCD teacher, Daughters of Isabella, Altar Society and very supportive of Pro-Life. She lived in Park until becoming a resident of the Gove County Long Term Care in 2012.

Survivors include her children, Francis Gassmann and wife, Cindy, Garden Plain, Anthony Gassmann and wife, Peggy, Dresden, George Gassmann and wife, Vickie, New Almelo, Lawrence Gassmann, Manhattan, Mary Gassmann, Indianapolis, Ann Gassmann and Theresa Gassmann, both of Euless, Texas; a sister, Marie Meier, Hoxie; a sister-in-law, Esther Weber, Salina; 18 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and seven step great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sons, Paul and Ralph Gassmann; a daughter, Donna Gassmann; her siblings, Bartholomew (Lydia) Weber, Henry (Mary) Weber, Msgr. John George Weber, Anthony (Rosie) Weber, Philomena (George) Christenson, Celestine (Katherine) Weber, Hilarius “Larry” (Mary) Weber, Martin (Antonia) Weber, Silvenus Weber, Aloysius (Annunciata) Weber, and Odilia (John) Riedel; and a brother-in-law, Aloysius Meier.

Services were Oct. 10, 2020, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Leoville; burial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Leoville.

Memorials are suggested to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church or Sacred Heart Church for Masses, or EWTN.

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Posted online on October 10, 2020