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Jacqueline Blass

Monday, August 13, 2012

Jacqueline Ann Blass, age 85, of Early, passed away on Wednesday, August 8, at Loring Hospital in Sac City. Jackie was born on October 4, 1926, to Milton and Ernestine (Baichtel) Luft in Sac City. She was baptized and confirmed at the Presbyterian Church in Sac City and graduated from Sac City High School in 1944. Following high school, she moved to Omaha to work at Brandise Department Store. She then moved back to Sac City and worked at Singers Department Store until her marriage.

On November 1, 1946, Jackie was united in marriage to Delmer D. Blass. This union was blessed with three children: Linda, Douglas and Barbara. They lived on the family farm south of Early. She enjoyed sewing in her earlier years and taking care of her flower garden. They went on many camping trips, wintering in Texas and playing cards with friends. Jackie's crowning glory was her family. She was a homemaker who truly enjoyed watching her children and grandchildren grow up.

Jackie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Early and later attended Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early.

Survivors include her son, Doug (Karen) Blass of Early; daughter, Barb (Pat) Dahm of Early; grandchildren: Mike (Marcey) Baumeier of Gladbrook; Stephanie (Brad) Rahlf of Evansdale; Cari (Justin) Wieck of Sac City; Andrea (Orin) Brecht of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Sarah (Matt) Naberhaus of Schaller; Heather (Jesse) Fischer of Ames; Kristin Dahm of Ames; and Kyle Dahm of Ames; her great-grandchildren: Connor and Grace Naberhaus; Allison and Emily Rahlf; and Ella Wieck. Other survivors include her sisters, Mary Ringgenberg of Early and Donna "Petie" Lashier of Detroit, Mich.; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Blass of Denver, Colo.; Jean Blass of Early; and Dorothy Mae Blass of Sac City; many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends.

Jackie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Delmer; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Dennis Baumeier; parents-in-law, Chris and Elizabeth Blass; sisters and brothers-in-law: Raymond and George Blass; Ed Lashier; Maurice "Gump" Ringgenberg; Delores and Roy Headid; and Albert and Dorothy Dick.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, August 11th, 2:00 pm, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Early. Burial will follow at the Early Union Cemetery under the direction of the Farber & Otteman Funeral Home.