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Wilma Justina Bahnsen Lasack
June 29, 1919–May 5, 2012
Wilma J. Lasack, 92, of Oxford Junction, Iowa, died Saturday, May 5, 2012, at the Clarence Nursing Home, Clarence, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 12, 2012, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction, where friends may call from 9 a.m. until the service time. The Rev. Keith Larson will officiate. Lahey Funeral and Cremation Services in Oxford Junction is in charge of arrangements. Burial will be in Mayflower Cemetery, Oxford Junction, Iowa.
Wilma Justina Bahnsen was born June 29, 1919 in Hayfield, Minnesota, to Peter and Louise (Eggert) Bahnsen. She attended and graduated from Wyoming High School in 1937.
Wilma and Vince Lasack, Jr., were married on November 24, 1938 in Maquoketa, Iowa. They farmed their entire married life on the Lasack family farm in rural Oxford Junction. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on November 20, 1988. Vince died on April 26, 1995.
Wilma was known for raising thousands of capons and her love of baking, especially breads and of course her grandkids' favorite, kolaches, as well as the joy of playing cards. She was a member of the St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Oxford Junction, and American Legion Auxiliary Unit #473.
Surviving are her two sons, Lynn (Anita) Lasack of Oxford Junction and Duane (Terry) Lasack of Lowden; six grandchildren, Scott, Ryan, Brad, Jill, Chad and Kristi; fourteen great-grandchildren; one sister, LaVonne (Glen) Miller of Maquoketa; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vince, three sisters and two brothers.
Wilma died at the Clarence Nursing Home where she has resided since December of 2009.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 11 May 2012


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