In Memory of

Iona M. Lusmann

June 3, 1920 - May 21, 2019
From: Farnhamville, IA


Farnhamville – Iona M. Lusmann 98, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Shady Oaks Care Center, Lake City.  Funeral Services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Farnhamville, with Pastor Jerry Raether officiating.  Burial will be at Reading Township Cemetery, near Farnhamville.  Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. Saturday, May 25 at the Church until service time.  Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie is serving the family.  Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

     Iona is survived by her children, Ron (Lynn) Lusmann of Lawrence, KS, Marsha (Lynn) Subbert of Churdan, and Paul (Sarah) Lusmann of Pleasant Hill; grandchildren, Jason (Alyssa) Subbert of Adel, Nathan (Kari) Subbert of Hampton, Erin (Jon) Evans of Oak Park, IL and Patrick (Amanda) Lusmann of Stillwater, MN; ten great-grandchildren, Anne and George Pollard, Avery, Nick and Ella Subbert, Grant, Maren and Henry Subbert, Penny Evans, and Elise Lusmann; sister Audrey Ressler of Lawrence, KS; and many nieces and nephews; and a host of friends.  She was preceded in death by her husband Herman; granddaughter Nicole Pollard; her parents; and sisters, LaVonne Barkhoff, Doloris Ness, and Lois Peterson.

     Iona Margaret Mosel Lusmann was born June 3, 1920 to Henry F. and Louise (Naefke) Mosel at Farnhamville, Iowa.  She was the eldest of five girls.  Iona was baptized and confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Farnhamville.  She grew up on a farm southwest of Farnhamville, attended country school and graduated from Lohrville Consolidated School in 1937.  She attended Iowa State Teachers College for one year where she received her teaching certificate.  Iona taught country school northwest of Farnhamville for four years.  On June 21, 1942, she was united in marriage to Herman H. Lusmann at St. Peter’s and three children were born to this union.  Together Herman and Iona owned and operated Lusmann Hardware until their retirement in 1982.  Iona operated the store by herself while Herman served in the United States Navy during World War II.  Following their retirement, the couple spent their winters in Mesa, Arizona.  Herman passed away on January 1, 1988.  Iona wintered in Mesa for several years after Herman’s death.  She enjoyed bus trips and traveled to Europe with her sister LaVonne.  Iona loved her family, her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and all their activities.  She enjoyed a good game of bridge, Sudoku puzzles, quilting and handwork.  Each grandchild received a bed quilt when they got married, and each new great-grandchild got a baby quilt.  Iona liked college basketball and professional baseball, especially the Chicago Cubs.  She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Farnhamville. 

     The family would like to thank Shady Oaks Care Center for the excellent care that our mother received.  She enjoyed living there and especially enjoyed getting to know everyone who worked there.  Thank you also to Kindred Hospice for their care.  Iona will be greatly missed.

Funeral Services
10:30 a.m. - Saturday
May 25, 2019
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Farnhamville, Iowa
Pastor Jerry Raether
Jason Subbert     
Nathan Subbert

Jon Evans     
Patrick Lusmann

Lynn Subbert     
Paul Lusmann
9:00 a.m. - Saturday
May 25, 2019
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
Farnhamville, Iowa
Reading Township Cemetery
near Farnhamville, Iowa


Monday, May 27, 2019 at 1:48 PM
“I am thinking of you during this difficult time. May God comfort you in the days ahead as Romans 15:5 says he supplies comfort and endurance. My deepest sympathies to the family of Iona. I am so sorry for your loss. ”
- Naomi Lewis

Monday, May 27, 2019 at 9:19 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss Paul, (and all of the family). How special that you had as much time with your mother as you did. She will be missed, but the memories live on forever. Thinking of all of you! Becki Carlson Christensen”
- Becki Christensen

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 7:25 PM
“Was so very sorry to hear about your Mom. Love and hugs! Sorry we didn't get to visitation, I had hip surgery and can't walk on my right leg.”
- Don and Donna Wolf

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 12:59 PM
“I am sorry to hear of your mother's passing. I know she will be greatly missed. May you find peace and healing in your memories. ”
- Julie Mills Helle

Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 12:59 PM
“So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers
- Bob and Lois Carlson

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:24 AM
“My condolences Rob, Marsha and Paul. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Tom & Pat Larson”
- Thomas E Larson

Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 6:11 AM
“My condolences Rob, Marsha and Paul. Your mom was like a second mom to me when we were growing up. I always felt welcomed in your home.”
- Craig Mack

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 9:30 PM
“Our sympathy to the Lusmann family at their loss. Andrea and Gary Kuhn”
- Andrea and Gary Kuhn

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 6:18 PM
“Our deepest sympathy to all of you”
- Rick and Cheryl Pearson

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