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“The Mansheim house was always a friendly place and Jim was a talented man that told interesting stories. He will be miss by all. ”
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“I remember my folks talking about Jim he was a groomsman in their wedding. Frank & Vivian Kramer was their name. They spoke so highly of him. My...Read More »
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“I will always have fond memories of Jim. He was always a gentleman with a great sense of humor. I knew him from Miner's and when I worked at Sheaffer...Read More »
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“I will always have fond memories of Jim. He was always a gentleman with a great sense of humor. I knew him from Miner's and when I worked at Sheaffer...Read More »
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James "Jim" W. Mansheim, 90, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 8:03 AM at the Donnellson Health Center.
He was born on July 25, 1922 in Ft. Madison, IA to August and Otelia Gockel Mansheim. On November 25, 1950 he married Gwendolyn D. Curtis at Sacred Heart Church in Ft. Madison. Jim worked in production at Sheaffer Pen Co. and was also a watch maker at Miner's Jewelry. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church and served in the US Army during WWII. He loved model making and was a machinist at heart. Jim had a 1944 Harley Davidson Knucklehead (civilian model) that he donated to the National Motorcyle Museum in Anamosa, IA.
Survivors include his wife, Gwendolyn Mansheim of the Donnellson Health Center; a daughter, Annette (Alan Horn) Mansheim of Norwalk, IA; four sons, Michael (Jenny) Mansheim of Melbourne, Australia, Tony (Carla)Mansheim of Kansas City, MO, Tom (Debbie) Mansheim of Dunkinville, TX and David (Debbie) Mansheim of Yuma, AZ; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; a sister, Ruth Hutson of Niota, IL; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, Helen Mansheim, Eleanor Bray & Irene Mansheim and one brother, Richard Mansheim.
Friends may call after 2 PM on Friday, February 1, 2013 at King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory where the family will receive friends from 5 to 6:30 PM. A rosary will be recited at 6:30 PM at the funeral home. The graveside service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Sacred Heart Cemetery.
A memorial has been established for the Donnellson Health Center and online condolences may be left at www.kinglynk.com

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