King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Neal Lassmann, 84, Fort Madison

Neal Lassmann, 84, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 11:45 AM at the Ft. Madison Community Hospital.


   He was born on March 19, 1935 in Ft. Madison to Walter and Ruth Neil Lassmann.  In May of 1985 he married Wanita Pentecost.  Neal worked at Midwest Wax Paper and Burroughs for forty-seven years.  He was a member of the Ft. Madison City Band for fifty-six years.  He enjoyed playing the piano and and played in the Doyle Hoyer Orchestra, The Commanders with Dean Toops and Craig Wilkin’s band.  Neal was a member of the Montrose Presbyterian Church and played the piano there.  He served in the US Army. 

   Survivors include his wife, Wanita Lassmann of Ft. Madison; three step sons, Dennis McGeehon of Ft. Madison, William McGeehon of Iowa and Clinton McGeehon of Ft. Madison; one step daughter, Nancy Gillette of Ft. Madison; six grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter; one brother, Terry Lassmann of Ft. Madison; four nieces and two nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and a step grandson Steven Gillette.

   The family will meet with friends on Friday, January 10, 2020 from 10 AM until 11:00 AM.  At King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  A graveside service with military rites will be held immediately following the visitation at Montrose Cemetery with Pastor Nancy Love officiating.   

   In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for the Montrose Presbyterian Church and online condolences may be left at

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