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Mary Ann Assmann

August 14, 1932 August 17, 2019
Mary Ann Assmann
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Obituary for Mary Ann Assmann

Mary Ann Assmann was born August 14, 1932, at
home in Portsmouth, Iowa. She is the daughter of Henry
and Mary (Katzer) Thraen. She was baptized in the St.
Mary Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in
Portsmouth. In high school Mary Ann acquired the
nickname Blonde. She graduated from St. Joseph’s
Catholic School in 1950. On September 6, 1954, she
was united in marriage to Michael Albert Assmann at the St. Joseph’s Catholic
Church in Earling, Iowa. To this union, nine children were born; Helen, Linda,
Thomas, Susan, William, Carol, Jane, Robert, and Keith.

Mary Ann and Michael made their home in Earling on a farm. Mary Ann
had many interests including crafts, sewing, gardening, canning, quilting, and
raising nine children. She was an amazing seamstress, making clothing for the
entire family as well as clothes for our dolls and Barbies. The children remember
many evenings watching their parents sitting on the front steps. Many evenings
on the farm were spent eating popcorn and apples in the front yard. If we
weren’t doing this, we were having ice cream cones dipped by Dad’s skilled
levels with a butter knife or we were having malts.
Throughout the years, all of us were sitting on those steps
podding peas or cutting green beans. Mary Ann and Mike
had a ritual of reading the “Family Circus” cartoon from the
newspaper each morning. They always had a smile on their
faces as they shared the cartoon! Mary Ann and Mike also
enjoyed dancing and bowling as time allowed. In 2007,
Mary Ann and Mike sold their farm and moved to Harlan
where they lived. In 2016, they moved to Clarinda to be near
their daughter Susan.

Left to cherish the memory of a wonderful mother and grandmother are her
nine children, Helen Johnson and husband Wayne of Nevada, Iowa; Linda
Wilson and husband Jerry of Pickerington, Ohio; Thomas Assmann of Bettendorf,
Iowa; Susan Bond and husband Terry of Clarinda, Iowa; William Assmann and
wife Carol of Chevy Chase, Maryland; Carol Anderson and Greg Hoff of Tulsa,
Oklahoma; Jane Scudder and husband Michael of Peculiar, Missouri; Robert
Assmann and wife Ginger of Ankeny, Iowa; and Keith Assmann and wife Nicole
of Colorado Springs, Colorado; nineteen grandchildren, twenty-eight great
grandchildren; brother Mark Thraen and his wife Priscilla of Earling, Iowa;
along with many other relatives and friends.

Preceding Mary Ann in death are her parents, Henry and Mary Thraen; and
her husband Mike Assmann. Mary Ann was a
wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, and homemaker.
The family will cherish the memories of sitting on the
front steps, whether relaxing or podding peas and/or
cutting green beans! May she be at peace in God’s
loving care.

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5:00 PM 8/23/2019 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 8/23/2019 7:00:00 PM
Clarinda Country Club

1400 N. 16th Street
Clarinda, IA 51632

Sue and Terry and family will be greeting friends at the Country Club Friday evening from 5 to 7 PM. Please join us to celebrate her mother's reuniting with her loving husband Mike and greeting her Lord and Savior!

Clarinda Country Club
1400 N. 16th Street Clarinda 51632 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Instead of flowers the family requests memorials be given in her name.


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