Funeral Services: Will be held on Monday, June 23, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena with burial in the Massena Center Cemetery, rural Massena. A luncheon will follow at the church following the burial.
Open Visitation: Will be held on Sunday, June 22nd from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena.
Family Visitation: The family will greet friends on Sunday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Massena.
Memorials: To the Brian Follmann memorial fund to be established by the family at a later date.
Brian Larry Follmann, the son of Dan and Janice (Fritz) Follmann, was born January 20, 1974, in Atlantic, Iowa. He passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, from a farm accident near Massena, Iowa, at the age of 40.
Brian graduated from Cumberland and Massena High School in 1992. During his high school years Brian was active in wrestling and was State Champion in the 145 pound weight class his senior year. He continued his education at Southwest Iowa Community College and then transferred to DMACC. He then attended Iowa State University in Ames where he belonged to the Delta Upsilon fraternity. Brian graduated from ISU in December of 1997 with a degree in agricultural studies and a minor in agronomy. On April 10, 1999 he married the love of his life, Amy Rayhons at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Garner. To this union, three children were born, Ethan, Abigail and Jack. They lived in Jefferson for a few years where Brian was employed at West Central Co-Op. In the fall of 1999 they moved to a farm near Anita where Brian continued to work for West Central Coop and began farming with his father, Dan. In the fall of 2009, they moved to the family farm east of Massena.
Brian enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting and was an avid Iowa State, Kansas City Royals and Kansas City Chiefs fan. Last year Brian started coaching junior high wrestling for CAM and also helped coached the “little cougar wrestling” program ~ he loved working with kids. In 2013, he was inducted into the Atlantic-CAM wrestling hall of fame.
He was preceded by his paternal and maternal grandparents.
Brian is survived by his wife, Amy, of Massena; three children, Ethan, Abby and Jack; his parents, Dan and Janice Follmann of Atlantic; sister, Dana (Dusty) Sorensen of Van Meter and their children, Isabella and Sawyer; brother, Dustin (Alissa) Follmann of Monroe and their children, Sidney and Gauge; many aunts, uncles and cousins; his parents-in-law, Marvin and Nancy Rayhons of Garner; and sister-in-law, Bonnie (Brian) Cataldo of Garner and their sons, Samuel, Ray and Reed.