Marie Gertrude

Marie Gertrude (Mansheim) Overberg, 91, came into the world on September 20, 1932, and left this world on May 9, 2024.


She was born the third child to Louis and Catherine Mansheim in Fort Madison, Iowa. Marie spoke fondly of growing up in Fort Madison, her paper route, working at Bishop’s Ice Cream and attending Catholic Central, where she made lifelong friends.


She met the love of her life, Adrian Overberg at a dance in West Point, Iowa. She traded her high heels for work boots and became a farm wife on February 6, 1954.


Together they raised nine children. She was a loving wife and mother, making every holiday special, especially Christmas and Easter, with many of the family traditions started, being continued today. She gave her children wings, encouraging them to find their own way, while letting them know home was always there. She rejoiced in each addition to the family, every wedding, grandchild and great grandchild was celebrated. Her grandchildren loved going to Grandma’s house where she always had their favorite cookie or homemade applesauce waiting. St. Louis Cardinals, college football, Wheel of Fortune, the Game Show Network and scratch offs will always be gentle reminders of her competitive spirit and active mind. She was also the smiling face behind the snack bar at Walmart in Mount Pleasant for many years.


Marie leaves behind a legacy built on faith, kindness and family including her nine children: Rose (Henry) Jennings, Ronald (Suzanne) Overberg, Teresa (Michael) Anderson, Victoria (David) Kokjohn, Angela (Tim) Budnik, Mark (Kim) Overberg, Paula (Mark Foudray) Case, David (Linda) Overberg and Nathan (Katie) Overberg; twenty-two grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren and two step-great grandchildren; sisters: Shirley Hunold and Cathy (Wayne) Schwartz and one brother: Louis (Fran) Mansheim.


She was preceded in death by her husband: Adrian Overberg; sons-in-law: Tom Case and Gary Siems; sisters: Irene Mansheim, Dorothy Cross and Sally Mansheim; brother: Jerry Mansheim; sister-in-law: Donna Mansheim and brother-in-law: Gene Hunold.


A tiny woman with a big heart, she reigned supreme over the family she and Adrian created and will be forever missed by those who knew and loved her.


A visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2024, at St. James the Less Catholic Church in St. Paul, where the family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A parish rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. and a Christian wake service will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the church.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024, at St. James Catholic Church in St. Paul with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.


Memorials in Marie’s memory can be made to Salem Fire and Rescue Association.


Schmitz Funeral Home of West Point is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at