Dolores Mary Gassman, 92, passed away Thursday, July 12, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. A visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 20, at Lensing Funeral and Cremation Service, 605 Kirkwood Ave., Iowa City. A rosary will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by a vigil service. The funeral Mass will be offered at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 21, at St. Wenceslaus Church, 630 E. Davenport St., Iowa City. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers and plants, memorials may be directed to the Dolores M. Gassman memorial fund.
Dolores is survived by her son, George W. Gassman of Marshalltown; and daughters, Janet Otten (Robert) of Silverdale, Wash., and Ruth Gassman (Joel Ybe) of Bloomington, Ind. Her grandchildren are Hans and Benjamin Otten and Jessica and Vincent Gassman (Michelle); and great-granddaughter, Victoria Gassman.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George; sisters, Alice Hargrafen-Shea (Don), Isabel Schuster (Robert) and Eleanor Ryan of Monticello; and her brother, Joseph Franklin Sperfslage (Lila).
Dolores was grateful for the help of good friends and neighbors, including Beth and Jim Kerr, Haiming and Wei Chen, Lee Sloan, the Marilyn Smith family, the Brett Lincoln family, Finn Greteman and her niece Sharon Manternach.