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Louis H. Massmann

December 29, 1940 — November 20, 2009



December 29, 1940
Primghar, Iowa

November 20, 2009
Paullina, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Zion Lutheran Church; Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Daniel Wagner ~ Officiating

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Monday, with the family present 6 to 7:30 p.m., at Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home in Paullina.

“Precious Lord Take My Hand”
“Softly & Tenderly”
Sung by: Fred Schuknecht
“Just As I Am”
“How Great Thou Art”
“Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee”
Organist & Pianist Verla Hibbing & Alice Fintel

Bob & Helen Kennedy Don & Irene Pearson
Cliff & Ellen Hellmann (Late) Harry & Margaret Ebel
(Late) LeRoy & Mardelle Mueller

Ivan Thompson Burdette Rohde
Randy Johannsen Don Pipho
Bernie Schnoes Al Fritz

Graveside Service 10:15 A.M. Tuesday November 24, 2009
Prairie View Cemetery ~ Paullina, Iowa
Military Graveside service by the:
Russell West Post of the American Legion

After today’s service relatives and friends are invited to
join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Gaudian-Eldridge Funeral Home

Louis Henry Reinhart Massmann, the son of Reinhart and Irene (Fegebank) Massmann was born December 29, 1940 in Primghar, Iowa. He received his education and graduated from Paullina High School in 1959. In 1960, he established a bowling supply store in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. On June 15, 1962, he was united in marriage to Linda Van Klompenburg. After their marriage Lou was called to serve in the U.S. Army serving in Germany. Linda later joined Lou while he was in Germany and they were able to travel in many of the European countries. In 1965 the couple moved to Paullina where he helped operate R & I Lanes in Paullina. It was also during this time he was a pro bowler. They sold the bowling alley in 1990. In 1984, he began crop adjusting with Farm Bureau working his way up to assistant supervisor and retiring in 2005. He passed away on Friday, November 20, 2009 at his home in Paullina, surrounded by his loving family, reaching the age of 68 years, 10 months and 21 days.
He was baptized on January 26, 1941 and later confirmed on May 29, 1955 at Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina, and at one time had been superintendent of Sunday school. He enjoyed fishing and the annual family fishing trips to Otter Tail and being with family and friends. The couple also traveled to many places, their fondest was Hawaii. Lou also enjoyed golfing, being in men’s and couples leagues. He also enjoyed cooking and finding new recipes. He was known as “Chef Louie” to his family.
Lou leaves to cherish his memory the love of his life; his wife, Linda Massmann of Paullina; two daughters and their husbands, Julie and David Reinders of Orange City, Iowa and Jane and Chad Weber of Sioux Falls, South Dakota; two grandchildren, Jordy Reinders and Madison Weber; his mother, Irene Massmann of Paullina; also other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his father.

Lou has gone to his eternal home with God in Heaven and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Memorial may be directed to Orange City Home Health and Hospice or Zion-St. John School.
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