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David “Sass” Sassman

December 27, 2018
Emmetsburg News

A Celebration of Life was held for David 'Sass' Sassman on Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. Rev. Tom Summerfield officiated.

Interment was in Crown Hill Cemetery in Ruthven.

Martin-Mattice Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

David Vernon Sassman, son of Ralph and Vera "Peg" (Larson) Sassman, was born February 4, 1954 in Spencer. He received his education in Ruthven, graduating from Ruthven Community School in 1974.

Later, Sass attended Iowa Lakes Community College where he started in the auto body program and then took classes in the automotive parts division. Sass owned and operated Sass's Bar and Restaurant in Ruthven for several years.

He passed away Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, at the age of 64 He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his parents; and a nephew.

David is survived by his sisters, Cheryl (Steve) Koel of Primghar and Jan (Tom) Murphy of Ruthven; nieces and nephews; as well as other relatives and many friends.

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