Thomas A. “Tom” Mansheim, 78, of West Point, Iowa passed away at 6:50 p.m. Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City, Iowa.
Born January 19, 1934 in Fort Madison, Iowa the son of Aaron and Marie (Buechel) Mansheim. On January 5, 1957 he married Barbara Ellison at St. Mary’s String Prairie Church in rural Argyle, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife Barbara of West Point, Iowa; three sons Rick (Jenny) Mansheim of Fort Madison, Iowa, Chris Mansheim of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, Tom Paul (Lisa) of Plainwell, Michigan; two daughters Barbara (Jay) Kelly of Shelby Township, Michigan, Brenda Mansheim (Frank Lamartine) of Franklin, Iowa; three brothers Robert (Diane) Mansheim of Burlington, Iowa, David (Faye) Mansheim of Parkerburg, Iowa, Gary (Ruth) Mansheim of Burlington, Iowa; one sister Jean (Norbert) Rickelman of Fort Madison, Iowa and eleven grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Tom was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa. He was a 1952 graduate of Argyle High School and a veteran of the United States Army. He worked at Chevron in Fort Madison, Iowa, he was a maintenance supervisor at the Iowa State Penitentiary. He retired in 1996. Tom also farmed near West Point, Iowa. He enjoyed listening to and playing Bluegrass, Gospel and Old Time Country music. Tom was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren and liked to spend his winters on the Gulf Coast. Tom loved animals and enjoyed mowing the lawn and taking care of his garden. He was known to his family as the euchre sensei.
Friends may call and meet with the family from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point, Iowa.
A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman officiating.
Following the service his body will be cremated.
Memorials may be made in his memory to the Lee County Boxing Club..
Online condolences made be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhomes. com. Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.