IN MEMORY OF WILLIAM G. ASMUS

BORN MAY 5, 1896 MARNE, IOWA
DIED OCTOBER 23, 1985
CARROLL HEALTH CENTER, CARROLL, IOWA
AGE 89 YEARS, 5 MONTHS, AND 18 DAYS
SERVICES SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1985, 2:00 PM
ZION LUTHERAN CHURCH, MANNING, IOWA
OFFICIATING PASTOR MERLE LEBAHN
TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH
LINCOLN TOWNSHIP, AUDUBON COUNTY, IOWA
ORGANIST DOROTHY KUSEL
VOCALISTS ZION LUTHERAN QUARTET
INTERMENT MANNING CITY CEMETERY

CASKETBEARERS DUANE MONSON, ED AHRENDSEN, HAROLD ASMUS, ROBERT HANSEN, JOE SONKSEN, LESTER GENZEN

THE FAMILY WISHES TO EXPRESS THEIR GRATITUDE FOR YOUR KINDNESS EVIDENCED IN THOUGHT, WORD, AND DEED, AND INVITES YOU TO JOIN THEM FOR LUNCH AND FELLOWSHIP AT THE CHURCH FOLLOWING THE COMMITTAL SERVICE

OHDE FUNERAL HOME
Manning, Manilla, Coon Rapids, Bayard

Listen With Your Heart
Memories are a treasure
time cannot take away ...
So may you be surrounded
by happy ones today ...
May all the love and tenderness
of golden years well spent
Come back today to fill your heart
with beauty and content ...
And may you walk down MEMORY LANE
and meet the one you love
For while you cannot see him,
he'll be watching from above ...
And if you trust your dreaming
your faith will make it true ...
And if you listen with your heart
he'll come and talk with you ...
So for his sake be happy
and show him that his love
Has proven strong and big enough
to reach down from above ...
And you will never walk alone
when Memory's Door swings wide ...
For you'll find that your beloved
is always at your side.
And this is the promise that he hath promised us, even eternal life.
1 John 2:25

 


IN MEMORIAM BILL ASMUS
Funeral services for Bill Asmus were held Saturday, October 26, 1985 at 2:00 p.m. at the Zion Lutheran Church, Manning. Pastor Merle Lebahn of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lincoln Township, Audubon County officiated with Dorothy Kusel as organist and the Zion Lutheran Quartet as vocalists. Interment was in Manning City Cemetery with Duane Monson, Ed Ahrendsen, Harold Asmus, Robert Hansen, Joe Sonksen and Lester Genzen serving as casketbearers. Ohde Funeral Home in Manning was in charge of arrangements.

Bill, son of John J. and Anne Dreager Asmus, was born May 5, 1896, at Marne, Iowa. He was baptized in Marne and was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lincoln Township, Audubon County, Iowa, in 1910. He attended country schools in Audubon County. On March 15, 1916, Bill was united in marriage with Elizabeth Jurgens at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lincoln Township, Audubon County, Iowa. They farmed in Douglas Township, Audubon County, until 1947 when they moved to Manning. Bill worked for Struve Motor Company and later he worked for L & M Bowl until his retirement.

Bill and his wife became residents of the Carroll Health Center. Carroll, Iowa, the day before his death there on Wednesday, October 23, 1985, at the age of 89 years, 5 months and 18 days.

He was preceded in death by his parents; by a sister, Anna, as a child; by two brothers, Chris and Fred; and by two great--grandsons.

Bill is survived by his wife, Elizabeth, of Manning; by four children: Donald Asmus and his wife, Deloris, of Waseca, Minnesota; Dorothy Dunlap and her husband, Robert, of Manning; Gladys Sonksen and her husband, Herman, of Early; and Lillian Darnell and her husband, Darrell, of Wymore, Nebraska; by 8 grandchildren; by 15 great-grandchildren; by 2 great great--grandchildren; by one brother, Herman Asmus and his wife, Leona, of Middletown, Iowa; by one sister-in-law, Marcella Asmus, of Columbus Junction, Iowa; and by nieces, nephews, other relatives

Bill was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Manning.