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Kathryn "Kay" "Kay" Wasser

Ireton, IA: Kathryn “Kay” J. Wasser, 70, of Ireton, Iowa passed away Friday, August 19, 2016 at Hawarden Regional Healthcare with her family by her side. Memorial services will be Thursday, August 25 at 10:30 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Ireton with Rev. Barb Joy officiating. Inurnment will follow at Pleasant Hill Cemetery of Ireton. Visitation with the family present will be Wednesday, August 24 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at the church. A prayer service will follow visitation at 7:00 p.m.

Kathryn “Kay” Joann Wasser, daughter of Johanna (DenOuden) DeVries and William DeVries, was born June 28, 1946 in Orange City, Iowa. Kay’s family lived in Orange City and later moved to Ireton, Iowa, where she was a graduate of West Sioux High School, class of 1966. She was united in marriage with Dennis Wasser on June 20, 1969. Together the couple made their home in Ireton for forty-seven years. Kay was very family oriented and she served her family as a caring and loving homemaker while their two children were young. Later in life she started working at K-Products until her retirement. Kay was a very talented seamstress and made several outfits for her family to wear. She put her heart into gardening, hardanger embroidery, solving Sudoku puzzles, camping, and fishing with her husband and family. Most of all Kay cherished the time she spent with her family.

Kay is survived by her husband of forty-seven years, Dennis of Ireton; two children, Scott (Kelleigh) Wasser of New Prague, Minnesota and Dana (Andrew) Schmillen of Omaha, Nebraska; three grandchildren, Anna, Drew, and John Schmillen, all of Omaha; two brothers, Bill (Mary) DeVries and Gary (Marcie) DeVries, both of Walker, Minnesota; sister-in-law, Norma (Jim) Petry of Hawarden, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.


5:30 - 7:00 p.m. ,Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Ireton United Methodist Church
502 5th Street Ireton, Iowa, Sioux 51027

Prayer Service

7:00 p.m. ,Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Ireton United Methodist Church
502 5th Street Ireton, Iowa, Sioux 51027

Memorial Service

10:30 a.m. ,Thursday, August 25, 2016
Ireton United Methodist Church
502 5th Street Ireton, Iowa, Sioux 51027

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We send our love and sympathies to all the family, especially to our sister- in-law, Dana, her husband, Andy, and their wonderful children. We know they surrounded KAY with love and care and she inspired them to be strong and value family most of all.
Sincere sympathies, Jane and Denny Guletz

Jane Guletz Aug 23 2016 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathies to Dennis, Scott, Dana and your families.
Kay will be greatly missed
by everyone. It seems like just yesterday we were graduating from high school.
I will always remember her there and in the years since
when I would see her at all the family gatherings.
My thoughts and prayers are
with you.

Lorane Prendergast Aug 23 2016 12:00 AM

I wanted to send my sympathies to all of you since I won't be able to attend the memorial for your precious Kay! I have known Kay for now 24 yrs since I've been in the family. Kay was always laughing and smiling and asking how you were.She loved her family so much and I know that you will miss her. I pray that the memories will help you to find your peace and help your tears! She is now laughing and smiling with the rest of her family in heaven. God's Blessings at you all at this time.

Cindy Devries Aug 23 2016 12:00 AM

Dana, we are so sorry to hear of your mother's passing and know that this has been a very difficult journey for your family. We are keeping you in our thoughts and hope that you will hold her memory close to your heart.

Sue Maier Aug 22 2016 12:00 AM