March 23, 1930 - September 23, 2019
Joan Sassman, age 89, of Alta, Iowa died Monday, September 23, 2019 at Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the CHURCH. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Alta is in charge of the arrangements. Mildred Joan Sassman, the daughter of Oscar and Mildred (Hanson) Peterson, was born on March 23, 1930 in Sioux Rapids, Iowa. Joan was baptized on January 21, 1934 and was then confirmed at Little Sioux Valley Lutheran Church in Rembrandt, Iowa on May 29, 1944. Growing up, Joan attended school in Rembrandt. She graduated from Rembrandt High School. Joan was united in marriage to LeRoy Sassman. The couple was blessed with seven children: Beverly, Jimmy, Steven, Nancy, Gary, Randy, and Kevin. Joan was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta and participated in the women’s bible study. In her free time, she enjoyed knitting, crocheting, reading, and playing in women’s card club. Some of her favorite pastimes included camping with her husband at the Iowa Great Lakes and traveling to Texas and Branson, Missouri. Those left to cherish her memory include her children: Beverly Smith of Alta, Iowa; Jimmy Sassman of Alta, Iowa; Nancy (Ron) Sanderman of Schaller, Iowa; Gary (Renee) Sassman of Whitewater, Wisconsin; Kevin (Sam Smith) Sassman of Windsor Heights, Iowa; daughter-in-law, Denise Sassman of Orange City, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and extended family and friends. Joan was preceded in death by her husband, LeRoy Sassman; parents, Oscar and Mildred Peterson; sons, Steve and Randy Sassman; brother, Bruce Peterson; sisters: Irene Johnson, Audrey Smith, Fern Cope, and Irma Reisch.
Joan Sassman, age 89, of Alta, Iowa died Monday, September 23, 2019 at Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia, Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alta. Burial... View Obituary & Service Information
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