Marcella A. “Sally” Mansheim

Marcella A. “Sally” Mansheim, 89, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 8:25 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at her sister’s home in Houghton, IA.  She was born on January 13, 1934 in Fort Madison, IA to Louis & Catherine Schumaker Mansheim.  She retired from the Sheaffer Pen Company in Fort Madison with 45 years of service.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Altar & Rosary Society of the church.  She loved being outside and going on walks.  Her family was the most important thing to her.

Sally was a sister, aunt, and friend, but also a mentor, companion, and confidant. She had a special way of putting everyone else first. Her siblings felt her love daily either by phone, text, or osmosis. She held a special place in the hearts of her nieces and nephews (and great nieces and nephews). She had a way of making each of them feel special and that they were each her “favorite”. For many, she was also a moral compass, teaching us by example how to treat each other, and how to quietly love each other.  And in the words of the children, “Sally was fun”!

Sally is survived by: 3-sisters: Marie Overberg of Salem, IA, Shirley Hunold of Houghton, IA & Cathy (Wayne) Schwartz of Houghton, IA; 1-brother: Louis (Fran) Mansheim of Fort Madison, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and many friends.  She was preceded in death by: her parents, 2-sisters: Dorothy Cross & Irene Mansheim & 1-brother: Jerry Mansheim.

Cremation has been entrusted to the care of King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  A visitation will be held from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 12, 2023 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  A memorial service will immediately follow the visitation at 11:00 a.m. at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. John Stack officiating.  Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery.  A memorial has been established for Holy Family Parish or Lee County Hospice.  Online condolences may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website: