Gilbert F. Sassmann, 84, of Dallas Center, Iowa, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012, at Spurgeon Manor in Dallas Center.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Story City, Iowa. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2012, at Soderstrum Funeral Home. Burial will be in Story City Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Soderstrum Funeral Home.
Born Nov. 26, 1927, in rural Alma, he was the son of Benjamin and Lydia Sassmann. On May 20, 1950, he married Janie Borchers, who preceded him in death. They raised a family and farmed in the Blackburn area. In 1966 he moved his family to Story City, Iowa, where he managed a fertilizer plant and later was a realtor for Century 21 in Ames, Iowa. He was a member of the Masons, Shrine and Eastern Star.
He is survived by one son, George Sassmann and his wife, Monica; his daughter, Donna Reisetter and her husband, Wayne; two granddaughters; four grandsons; seven great-grandchildren; his second wife, Evelyn; one sister, Ruth; and one brother, Harvey.
In additon to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Wesley and Aurthur; and one sister, Ruby.
Additional information provided per family recompense.