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A long time resident of Howard, SD, Florene Fay Gassman, age 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Feb. 12, 2013, at Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30am, Sat., Feb. 16, 2013 at St. Agatha Catholic Church, Howard, with burial in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Howard. Visitation will begin Friday from 10am to 5pm at Willoughby Funeral Home, Howard and will resume at 6 pm at St. Agatha Catholic Church, with a Scripture and Rosary Service at 7:30pm.
Florene is survived by her husband Myron of Howard; seven children, Deanne (Jim) Krantz of Howard, Leanne (Steve) Hepner of Sioux Falls, Janice (Joe) Holloway of Basin, WY, Nancy (Pete) Kazmar on Greensboro, NC, Bob Gassman of Howard, Mary Alice (Henry) Dean of Brandon, Lesa Jo (Darin) Mertens of Milbank, 18 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, her twin sister, Dorene Zieman of Martin, SD and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, John F. Staley and a great granddaughter, Iris Grace Holloway.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.willoughbyfh.com.
Published in The Argus Leader on Feb. 14, 2013