Memorial to St. Gerald Catholic Church
Norma Marie Sassenrath, 88, of Rosebud, Mo., passed away on Sunday, Dec. 23, 2018, at Lakewood Care Center in Lee's Summit.
She was born on Feb. 19, 1930, to Carl and Mildreth (Ellebrecht) Vogelgesang in St. Louis.
She was united in marriage on July 16, 1949, to Leonard Sassenrath.
Norma was a member of St. Gerald Catholic Church in Gerald. She enjoyed her church work of quilting, sodality, and other ministries. She also loved traveling with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Mildreth Vogelgesang; husband, Leonard Sassenrath; siblings, Patricia Gruenloh and Carl Vogelesang, Jr.; and daughter, Jeanmarie Sassenrath.
She is survived by her children, Patricia Van Deman of Littleton, Col., Mark Sassenrath and wife Laura of Columbia, Thomas Sassenrath and wife Marie of Lee's Summit, Mary Ruhmann and husband Thomas of The Villages, Fla., and Barbara Knehans and husband Matt of Lee's Summit; sisters Peggy Mangan of Kirkwood, Jane Franklin of Ellisville and Donna Heagan of California; grandchildren, Lori Van Deman, Eric Van Deman, Joe Sassenrath, Matt Sassenrath, Amy Sassenrath, Megan Mannell, Katie Crean, Brian Ruhmann, Paul Ruhmann, Lauren Knehans, Sophia Knehans and Matt Knehans, Jr.; and great-grandchildren, Rory, Isaac, Naomi, Hannah, Jenna, Mia, Josephine, Otis, and Avery.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, Dec. 29 from 11am-12 noon at St. Gerald Catholic Church in Gerald.
A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at noon with Fr. Jim Foster as the celebrant. Burial will be in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery at Port Hudson.