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July 22, 2018

Obituaries (4-19-18)

Jamie Laass, 48

Jamie Renee Laass, 48, of South Sioux City, died at her home Tuesday, April 10, 2018, of lung cancer diagnosed in January 2017.

Jamie was born Dec. 17, 1969, to Herman and Peggy Laass in Somerville, New Jersey. She moved to Nebraska in 1970 with her family. She grew up in Gothenburg, then moved to Audubon, Iowa, where she spent her senior year of high school, graduating with the class of 1988. She attended Stewarts College of Hair Design in Council Bluffs, and later received training as a nurse’s aid, Certified Nursing Assistant and finally a Certified Medical Assistant. She loved caring for Alzheimer’s patients and worked in several facilities in Omaha before moving to South Sioux City in 1997. She was employed by Tri-State Nursing and Siouxland Community Health Center. She last worked for Avera of Yankton, South Dakota.

On Aug. 7, 1999, she married David McFarlin. They were later divorced. In her spare time she enjoyed motorcycle rides, boating, vacations, restaurant dining, and attending Husker games.

Survivors include her daughter Stevie Long; parents Herman Laass, Peggy and Darrel Muzney; brothers Jeff Laass and Gary Williams; sisters Karen M. Laass and Debra Williams; stepbrothers Randy Muzney, Ethan Muzney, Cass Muzney; stepsisters Peggy Jo Ott, Stephanie Muzney, Kylee Hiveley and Liberty Davidson; nieces Stephanie Totten, Caitlin (Mason) Neimeyer and Lauren Laass; nephew Richie Lewis; sister-in-law Karen I. Laass; aunts Beth Hendershot, Joanne Kniss, Elaine Chach and Angie Lewis; uncles Vincent Scarponi and Ken Williams; many cousins, and best friend of 26 years, Maria Long.

She was preceded in death by her 10-year-old son David Paul McFarlin in 2010; her stepfather Richard Williams; stepmother Barbara Jean Laass; her grandparents, Paul and Ruth Herman, Herman and Helen Laass and Violet Williams; an aunt, Michele Scarponi, an uncle, Michael Chach, and two cousins, Kristi Nichols and Anna Scarponi.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 14, 2018, in South Sioux City. Burial was next to her son in Logan Cemetery in Sioux City, Iowa. Pallbearers were Jeff Laass, Gary Williams, Randy Muzney, Cass Muzney, Robert Ehlers and Ethan Ehlers.

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