Funeral service for Georgia L. Kassel of Emmetsburg, and formerly from Ayrshire, is Friday, Feb. 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Ayrshire. The Rev. Louie Q. Gallo will officiate.
Interment will be in Silver Lake Cemetery, Ayrshire. The Martin-Mattice Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Visitation will be Friday, Feb. 10, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Methodist Church in Ayrshire.
Georgia LuVerne Kassel, daughter of Milo and Elise (Hronish) Josifek, was born Dec. 25, 1924 in Geddes, SD. She began her education in country school in South Dakota. Georgia's family moved to Iowa in 1934, where she attended country school and then Silver Lake Community School where she graduated from high school.
On Sept. 21, 1946 Georgia was united in marriage to Lawrence Virgil Kassel at the United Methodist Church in Ayrshire. To this union four children were born.
Georgia and Lawrence farmed near Ayrshire, where Georgia was as active as Lawrence in the farming. She loved living on the farm, cooking for the farm help and delivering meals to the field or serving them at her home. Georgia raised a large garden each year, canning and freezing her produce. She did a lot of sewing for herself and her children. She enjoyed feeding the birds and squirrels, especially since moving to the Emmetsburg Care Center. Georgia stayed interested and involved in all aspects of farm life her entire life.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Ayrshire.
Georgia passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, at the age of 92. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Lawrence in 2005; and a sister, Vonica Cottington.
She is survived by her children, Linda Heiman (Dennis Franker) of Ayrshire, Peggy (Jim) McDonald of Scranton, Susan (Roger) Guge of Estherville, and Craig (Debbie) Kassel of Emmetsburg; eight grandchildren; five step grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and 11 step great grandchildren.
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