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Jonathan (Jon) Amos Asmus

March 24, 1964 — June 26, 2019

   Jonathan Amos, son of Amos and Myra (Willesen) Asmus, was born March 24, 1964, at St. Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa. Jon was the fifth of eight children.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church. He grew up on the family farm near Gray. Jon attended grade school in Gray and graduated from Audubon High School in 1982. He was active in 4-H, FFA, and was a member of the wrestling team. He then studied livestock production at Western Iowa Tech in Sioux City and worked at the stockyards during his time there.

   Jon enlisted in the U.S. Navy for six years and worked as a Nuclear Power Plant Operator on the U.S.S. Enterprise. After receiving his honorable discharge, Jon returned to Audubon County where he raised hogs for a short time, before going to Farmland in Carroll and then Carroll Hydraulics. When the ethanol plant opened near Coon Rapids, Jon joined them as a plant technician, working there from 2002 until 2017, when respiratory issues forced him to retire.

   Jon’s passion was livestock, whether it be Hereford cattle, goats, or his dogs. He enjoyed working on the farm, especially stacking bales in the haymow. He was a lifelong baseball fan, following the Yankees, A’s, and Cubs. Jon enjoyed playing golf with his brothers and nephews. He was an avid reader and cherished the time spent with his nieces and nephews, so he could tease them mercilessly.

   On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, Jon passed away from respiratory issues at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa. He was 55 years, 3 months and 2 days of age.

   Jonathan is survived by his mother, Myra Asmus of Manning; seven siblings: Mark (Michelle) Asmus of Audubon; David (Linda) Asmus of Alden; James (Lori) Asmus of Manilla; Darrin Asmus of Audubon; Stephen (Sarah) Asmus of Audubon; Melissa (Brad) Pedersen of Fort Dodge; and Kathryn (David) Hughes of Chesapeake, Virginia; an uncle, Dennis Grimm of Manning; and by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: William and Ella Asmus; Edwin and Elsie Willesen; father, Amos Asmus; a nephew, Benjamin Pedersen; and aunts and uncles: Pearl and Emil Kurth, Arlene and George Bruhn, and Sharon Grimm.



Reverend Jonathan Conner


Congregational Hymns

“Gods’ Own Child, I’ll Gladly Say It”

“The Strife is O’er, The Battle Won”

“Eternal Father, Strong To Save”

“Children Of The Heavenly Father”

Melissa Pedersen, Organist


Honorary Bearers

Kevin Grimm     Dan Grimm     Ken Grimm



Manning Cemetery

Manning, Iowa


Military Honors

American Legion Post 22

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3517

U.S. Navy Honor Guard

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