Don D. Asmus


Don D. Asmus, 85, of Pierce, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 at his residence in Pierce. 

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 11 at the Peace Church, rural Norfolk with Pastor Clark Jenkinson officiating. Burial will be held at the Hillcrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Norfolk. Visitation will be held from 4 -7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 at the Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Masks are required for both the visitation and funeral. Military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 16, V.F.W. Post 1644, and the United States Army Honors Guard.

Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk is in charge of the arrangements. 

Donald D. Asmus was born Jan. 30, 1935 in Hoskins to Henery G. and Lucille B. (Behmer) Asmus. He was baptized and confirmed at the Peace Church, rural Norfolk. He attended grade school at District 3, rural Hoskins, and graduated from Hoskins High School in 1952. Don married Donna Frink on March 4, 1956 at Peace United Church of Christ in rural Norfolk and the couple has continued their membership throughout the years. 

Don served in the United States Army from Feb. 24, 1954 to Feb. 23, 1956. Don was stationed at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He served one year in Korea assigned SCARWAF (Special Category Army With The Air Force) Pipeline Supervisor. Don grew up in Hoskins and after marriage; he and Donna farmed north of Hoskins. The couple moved to Pierce in 1996. Don enjoyed fishing, camping, horseback riding and breaking horses, going to the dog and horse races, casinos, watching football games, coyote hunting with dogs and spending time with his family. He was a member of the Peace Church, rural Norfolk, Norfolk V.F.W. lifetime member, District 77 school board, Hoskins Saddle Club, and Peace Church elder. 

Survivors include his spouse, Donna Asmus of Pierce, children Dave (Julie) Asmus of Hoskins, Doug (Jan) Asmus of Norfolk, Deb (Roger) Woslager of Pierce, Dwayne (Kelly) Asmus of Hoskins, Darin (Tonja) Asmus of Norfolk, and Dean (Cami) Asmus of Randolph; 16 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren and one on the way; a brother-in-law, Robert Lienemann of Omaha; sister, Sandra Heyne and special friend, Hex, of Sunrise Beach, Missouri. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Henery and Lucille; a brother, Ronald Asmus, and sister, Bonnie. 

Pallbearers will be Don’s grandsons, Curt Asmus, Casey Asmus, Cody Asmus, Derek Asmus, Tyler Woslager, Zach Brenden, and honorary casket bearers will be his granddaughters. 

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