Paul Asmus, 99, Webster City

Paul Moritz Asmus, age 99, of Webster City and formerly of Waverly, died Monday, August 25, 2014, at Crestview Care and Rehabilitation Center in Webster City.

Paul was born on April 6, 1915, in Friend, Nebraska, the son of John and Ida (Moritz) Asmus. He was baptized and confirmed in the German Congregational Church in Friend. He graduated from Dorchester High School in 1933.

Paul started farming in Nebraska following his graduation from high school and was also an early salesman for Garst hybrid seed corn. He was united in marriage to Lillie May Huegel on October 30th, 1938, in Dorchester, Nebraska. In 1944, the couple moved to Janesville, Iowa, and in 1951, they moved to their present farm north of Waverly, Iowa. Paul was a resident of Crestview Senior Living in Webster City for the past nine years.

Paul enjoyed gardening, singing, John Deere tractors, and his family. Paul and Lillie were known for sharing their abundance of asparagus, sweet corn, and melons from their garden. Paul was a member of Faith Lutheran Church in Shell Rock, Iowa.

Paul’s memory is honored by: a son, Everett (Sheryl) Asmus of Webster City, Iowa; six grandchildren, Michael (Jenny) Asmus of Madison, Wisconsin, Kirsten Asmus of Brandford, Connecticut, Jeannette (Tim) Hodges of Charlotte, North Carolina, Brian (Carla) Asmus of Omaha, Nebraska, Jill (Michael) Schumacher of Omaha, Nebraska, and Todd (Therese) Asmus of Chicago City, Minnesota; five step-grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren, Natalie, John, Katelyn, Dylan, Ethan, Noah, Isabella, and Amayah Asmus, Luke, James, and Henry Schumacher, and Samuel Hodges; one brother, Karl Asmus of Waverly, Iowa; a sister, Ruth Tellin of Clinton, Iowa; a sister-in-law, Goldie Asmus of Osceola, Iowa; and a daughter-in-law, Donna Asmus of Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was preceded in death by: his parents; his wife, Lillie on December 19, 2002; a son, Larry Asmus; two sisters, Marie Swanson and Margaret Murray; and three brothers, John, August, and Ernest Asmus.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 30 at Faith Lutheran Church in Shell Rock. Burial will follow the service at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials may be directed to Faith Lutheran Church and online condolences may be left at