Chris Sasina Sept. 23, 1951 – Nov. 13, 2020

Chris Sasina

      Chris Sasina, age 69, died Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 from complications of Covid Pneumonia. Private family services will be held at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Monticello with interment in the Sacred Heart Cemetery at a later date. Public visitation was held from 4 until 7 p.m. Monday evening, Nov. 16, 2020 at Goettsch Funeral Home. Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at

      Surviving is his wife, Myrna, three children, Josh Sasina of Cedar Rapids, Megan (Brandon Gerst) Sasina of Anamosa, Kelsey Sasina of Marion, three grandchildren, Leigha Hinrichs, Maddox and Madeline Gerst, three siblings, Kathy (David) Wittenburg, Jerry (Mary) Sasina of Iowa City, Tammy (Loras) Goedken of Swisher, his in-laws, Marc (Diane) Beckman of St. Clair, Mo., Bill (Marcene Brooks) Beckman, Pat Beckman and Tom(Janet) Beckman all of Monticello, Janet (Wes) Peterson of Spring Valley, Minn., Marcia (John) Monk, and Paul (Dixie) Beckman, both of Monticello. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Juanita Gerdes, a sister-in-law, Loretta Beckman and mother and father-in-law, Mark and Luella Beckman.

      Chris Ray Sasina was born Sept. 23, 1951 at Iowa City, Iowa. He was the son of Otto and Mary Ellen Sentman, Sasina. Chris graduated from City High School in Iowa City with the class of 1969. He worked for ACT in Iowa City until 1970 when he took a job at Cuckler Buildings in Monticello. In 1983 he and Gary Cuckler started Commander Buildings in Monticello. He was a co-owner and Production Manager until he retired in 2013.

      Chris was active in the community. He helped start the Monticello Ambulance Service. He worked as a driver, served on the board and later became the board president. He also served on the Monticello Planning and Zoning Committee. He enjoyed watching NASCAR, woodworking, driving fast, traveling with Myrna and the family, taking them fishing anytime around here and in Minnesota. His passion was his family. Whether it was taking "tow-mater" rides with the grandkids or grilling and sitting around the fire, family was first and foremost. 

      In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Monticello Ambulance Service or the Monticello Fire Department.


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