Ordering through the funeral home helps ensure your order will be placed through a local flower shop with whom the funeral home has a personal and trusting relationship with. Through this service, you will be able to leave a longer message of support to the family via a card with the picture of your selection that will be included with your thoughtful gesture. As well as a photo of your arrangement and message will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender, allowing you the opportunity to choose a different arrangement if you wish.
The price of these selections also include the funeral home caring for the flowers after the funeral and delivering them to the family, or various care facilities where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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We are proud to provide this service allowing friends and family to donate to any registered charity throughout North America. You will receive an official tax receipt immediately via email and your thoughtful gesture will remain on this memorial website in perpetuity.
The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
This memorial currently does not have financial support enabled.
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NEW VIENNA, IOWA Marvin R. Gassmann, 76, of New Vienna, Iowa died Monday, July 26, 2010 at his daughter’s home, Earlville, Iowa. Friends may call from 2:30 – 8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville, Iowa where a parish scripture service will be held at 5 p.m., the Dyersville Fire Department will gather at 6 p.m. and a K of C Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday July 30, 2010 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, Iowa with burial in St. Paul Cemetery, Worthington, Iowa. Officiating will be Rev. John O’Connor. . Survivors include his 12 children: Steve (Betty) of Indianola, Iowa, Mickey (Mark) Wagner of Earlville, Iowa, Wayne (Geralyn) of Broken Arrow, Okla., Jackie (Mike) Milz of Dyersville, Iowa, Jim (Wendy) of Dyersville, Iowa, Pam (Karl) Ertl of Estes Park, Colo., Joan (Chad) Colston of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Bill (Tammy) of Indianola, Iowa, Marvin, Jr. of Holy Cross, Iowa, Joseph (Yessica) of Winterset, Iowa, Kevin (Amy) of Holy Cross, Iowa and Tom “T.J.” (Nikki) of Estes Park, Colo., 23 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren; 9 siblings: Lyle Gassmann of Dubuque, IA, Betty Gotto of Bankston, IA, Gladys Knepper of Dyersville, Mary Agnes (James) Schnier of Bellvue, IA, Connie Lueck of Mineral Point, WI, LeRoy (Marge) Gassmann of Asbury, IA, Robert (Bev) Gassmann of Opelousas, LA, Kenneth Gassmann of Bullhead City, AZ, Gerald Gassmann of Davenport, IA, Betty Hermsen Gassmann and Robert Fitzgerald, both of Dyersville, Iowa, 2 brothers-in-law: James Hogan of Arizona and Robert Hogan of Worthington, Iowa, 2 sisters-in-law: Donna Wolfe of Worthington, Iowa and Joyce Digmann of Platteville, Wis. Marvin was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia, his parents, parents-in-law, Ray and Marie Hogan, 2 sisters: Sylvia Fitzgerald, Eileen Besler, and a brother, John Gassmann, Marvin’s wishes are that memorial contributions be given to St. Boniface Parish of New Vienna, IA. Marv was born on January 13, 1934 in Holy Cross, Iowa, the son of Aloysious and Leonette (Kluesner) Gassmann. He married Patricia Hogan on January 31, 1953 in Worthington, Iowa. Together they farmed and raised their family just south of New Vienna. Marv owned and operated Gassmann Realty for over 30 years, and also worked for Mormons Feeds and Archer Oil. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree and past Grand Knight. Information available and condolences accepted at www.kramerfuneral.com
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