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Connie Marie Engelbart Grassi
June 7, 1963 – January 15, 2019
Connie Grassi, 55, of Anamosa, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Monday morning, January 21, 2019, at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello with interment in the Wayne Zion Cemetery. Friends called on Sunday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa. Rev. Wade Reddy officiated at the services.
Surviving are two daughters, Jennie (Lucas Meyer) Grassi of Wyoming and Katie Grassie and fiancee Chelsea Gooden of Carpentersville, Illinois; a stepdaughter, Christena (Chris) Callahan of Indialantic Beach, Florida; four grandchildren, Blakelyn and Mackson Meyer and Aidan and Rowan Callahan; her mother, Janet Engelbart; two brothers, Jeff (Teresa) Engelbart and Russ (Penny) Engelbart all of Anamosa. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary in 2013; and her father, Galen in 2005.
Connie Marie Engelbart was born June 7, 1963, at John McDonald Hospital in Monticello. She was the daughter of Galen and Janet (Steuri) Engelbart. Connie graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools with the class of 1981. Over the years she worked at Family Foods in Anamosa, Sally’s on Broadway in Springville and drove a bus for the Anamosa Community Schools. Her main occupation was the parts and warranty manager at Lasso E RV Sales and Service.
Connie married Gary Grassi on August 12, 1989, at the Anamosa Bow Hunters Club. Connie and Gary loved hunting and fishing together. They were habitat partners for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF), served as a committee member on the Hawkeye Area RMEF Chapter, members of the Anamosa Bowhunters Club, senior member of the Pope and Young Club, B.A.S.S., Iowa Bowhunters Association, Ducks Unlimited and sponsor and life member of RMEF.
She loved to ride her motorcycle, go camping, mushroom hunting, horses, rodeos and the Great Jones County Fair. She also hosted a holiday cookie baking party every year and helped her mother organize the preparation of 25 gallons of sweet corn for the Wayne Zion Harvest Festival. While in school, she was active in FFA and 4-H with the Jackson Wise Owls.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Anamosa Journal Eureka, Anamosa, Iowa, 24 January 2019

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