Marie (Fischer) Kass (1918 - 2011)

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JESUP – Marie Fischer Kass, 92, Jesup, formerly of Bernard, died Thursday, March 31, at the Buchanan County Health Center, Independence.
She was born April 23, 1918, at Bernard, the daughter of Anthony A. Fischer and Mary Ann "Mamie" (Johnson) Fischer. On Oct. 21, 1941, she was united in marriage to Alfred A. Kass at the Holy Family Monastery, Peosta. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 1982. She was a member of St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup, and Catholic Daughters of the America Court of St. Pius X No. 1714, Jesup.
Mrs. Kass is survived by two sons: Carl (Connie) Kass, Independence, and Don (Teresa) Kass, Jesup; a daughter, Janice (Brian Burns) Kass, Toddville; five grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; two brothers: Albert (Vicki) Fischer, Bernard, and Earl (Mary) Fischer, Peosta; two sisters: Dorothy Ruden and Bernadine Kronaizl, both of Dubuque. She is also survived by brothers in law: Richard Strohmeyer, Dubuque, Arnold Kass, Independence, and Arthur Kass, Dunkerton; and sisters in law: Doris Fischer, Sherrill, Rita Fischer, Cascade, Tillie Phillips, Independence, and Dorothy Kass, Cedar Falls.
In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by four brothers: Donald, John "Jack", Bill and Paul Fischer; and a sister, Rose Strohmeyer.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 5, at St. Athanasius Catholic Church, Jesup. Burial was in St. Athanasius Catholic Cemetery, Jesup. White Funeral Home, Jesup, was in charge of arragements. Online condolences may be made at
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 6 to May 6, 2011