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Arlene A. Jass

December 23, 1936 — April 15, 2021

Arlene A. Jass

Arlene A. Jass, 84, of Garner passed away Thursday, April 15, 2021 at Concord Care Center in Garner.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Garner with Rev. Scott Kozisek officiating.  Burial will be at Concord Township Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 P.M., Monday at Cataldo Funeral Chapel, 160 E. 4th St., Garner and will resume one hour prior to services at the church.

The family requests that masks be worn at both the visitation and funeral service.

Arlene Augusta Jass, the daughter of George and Edna (Hoeft) Knopf, was born December 23, 1936 at Fort Dodge.  She attended St. John’s Parochial School east of Garner until the fifth grade and graduated from Ventura High School in 1955.  On February 14, 1958 she was united in marriage to Gary Jass at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Garner.  They lived in Mason City, Hampton, Iowa Falls and Ventura for 20 years before moving to Garner in 2005.  Arlene was employed at Northwestern Bell Telephone, Mason City Community Schools and Curtis Printing Company for 18 years.  She enjoyed golfing, fishing at Sand Lake in Minnesota and reading. She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and past member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ventura where she was active in LWML, choir and the Altar Guild.

Arlene is survived by her two daughters, Debra (Craig) Lemke of Tucson, AZ and Vickie (Gordon) Mennen of Mason City; grandchildren, Katie Lemke, Jarod (Kendra) Lemke, Cory Lemke, Jamie Lemke, Michael Mennen, Robby Mennen and Grant Jass; two great grandchildren; her twin sister, Darlene (Ellery) Wood of Garner; sisters, Delores Garth of Lake Mills and Doris Ann Knopf of Clear Lake; brother, Butch (Judy) Knopf of Des Moines; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gary, Apr. 20, 2014; son, Randy Jass in 1989; and grandson, Jason Mennen.
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Past Services


Monday, April 19, 2021

4:00 - 6:00pm (Central time)

Cataldo Funeral Home - Garner Chapel

160 East 4th Street, Garner, IA 50438

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Starts at 10:30am (Central time)

St. Paul Lutheran Church

810 State Street, Garner, IA 50438

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