Connie Grassi – Anamosa

Connie Grassi, age 55, of Anamosa, died Tuesday January 15, 2019 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids following a brief but courageous battle with cancer.


Services will be held at 11:00 Monday morning, January 21, 2019 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church, rural Monticello. Friends may call on Sunday from 3 until 7 at Goettsch Funeral Home.  Anamosa Rev Wade Reddy will officiate at the services. Interment will be in the Wayne Zion Cemetery, rural Monticello. Thoughts, memories, and condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established.


Surviving are 2 daughters, Jennie (Lucas Meyer) Grassi ,Wyoming, Iowa, Katie Grassi and fiancée Chelsea Gooden, Carterville, IL, a step-daughter Christena (Chris) Callahan, Indialantic Beach Florida; 4 grandchildren, Blakelyn and Mackson Meyer, Aidan and  Rowan Callahan, her mother, Janet Engelbart 2 brothers, Jeff Engelbart (Teresa) and Russ Engelbart (Penny), all of Anamosa.   She was preceded in death by her husband Gary in 2013 and her father Galen in 2005.


Connie Marie Engelbart was born June 7, 1963 at John McDonald Hospital, Monticello, Iowa.   She was the daughter of Galen and Janet Steuri, Engelbart.  Connie graduated from the Anamosa Community Schools with the class of 1981.  Over the years she worked at Family Foods in Anamosa, Sally’s On Broadway in Springville, and drove a bus for the Anamosa Community schools.  Her main occupation was the Parts and Warranty Manager at Lasso E RV Sales and service.


Connie married Gary Grassi on August 12, 1989 at the Anamosa Bow Hunters Club.   Connie and Gary loved hunting and fishing together.  They were Habitat Partners for the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, served as a committee member on the Hawkeye Area RMEF Chapter, member of the Anamosa Bowhunters Club, Senior member of the Pope and Young Club, B.A.S.S., Iowa Bowhunters Association, Ducks Unlimited, and Sponsor and Life member of RMEF.


She loved to ride her motorcycle, go camping, mushroom hunting, horses, rodeos, and the Great Jones County Fair.  She also hosted a Holiday Cookie baking party every year and helped her mother organize the preparation of 25 gallons of sweet corn for the Wayne Zion Harvest Festival. While in school she was active in FFA and 4 H with the Jackson Wise Owls.