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.
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Survivors include her husband, Marvin, 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 Asbury, 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; 2 brothers, James Hogan of Arizona and Robert Hogan of Worthington, Iowa, 2 sisters, Donna Wolfe of Worthington, Iowa and Joyce Digmann of Platteville, Wis. brothers and sisters-in-law: 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 She was preceded in death by her parents, her parents-in-law, Al and Leonette Gassmann, 2 sisters-in-law, Sylvia Fitzgerald, Eileen Besler, and a brother-in-law, John Gassmann, Pat was born on August 9, 1935, in Worthington, Iowa, the daughter of Ray J. and Marie I. (Schwendinger) Hogan. She married Marvin R. Gassmann on January 31, 1953, in Worthington, Iowa. Together they farmed and raised their family just south of New Vienna. Pat loved taking care of her patients and working with her co-workers as a CNA at Mercy Medical Center in Dyersville for 34 years. She enjoyed gardening and making rosaries for others. Pat’s secret passion was fishing. Friends may call from 2:00 – 9:00 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2009, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where a parish scripture service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friends may also call after 7:00 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 27, 2009, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in New Vienna, Iowa, with burial in St. Paul Cemetery in Worthington, Iowa. Officiating will be Rev. John O’Connor.
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