February 4, 2014


Marcella "Sally" Stickrod, 89, of Carroll, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, surrounded by her family at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll. Celebrant will be Father Timothy Schott. Music will be by Marcy Anderson and the St. Lawrence choir. Lectors will be Sally's granddaughters Sarah Morales, Laura Hausman and Randi Busch. Gift bearers will be Sally's great-grandchildren Jared, Jake and Kalie Hausman. Casket bearers will be Sally's grandchildren Sean Stickrod, Randi Busch, Alison Stickrod, Sidney Stickrod, Tyler Busch and Jacki Stickrod. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll where there will be a rosary at 4 p.m. and a Christian wake service at 5:30 p.m. The casket will be moved to St. Lawrence Church at 9 a.m. Wednesday when visitation will resume.

Memorials may be left at the funeral home and church to be directed to the Alzheimer's Association, St. Anthony Hospice or Iowa Hospice.

Online condolence may be left for Sally's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Born Jan. 7, 1925, in Halbur, Marcella Elizabeth was a daughter of Peter and Margaret (Potthoff) Hausman. She spent her younger years in Halbur and attended St. Augustine School. On Oct. 27, 1948, she married William Stickrod at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Halbur with Father H.B. Kramer officiating. The couple lived in Carroll after their marriage. Sally worked at J.C. Penney in Carroll until 2008.

She enjoyed playing cards with family and friends. Her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Sally was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Carroll.

Survivors include her children: Ken Stickrod and his wife Carolyn of Erie, Colo., Kristy Busch and her husband Ted of Winnebago, Ill., Kevin Stickrod and his wife Rosa of Glidden, and Keith Stickrod and his wife Sharon of Carroll; 10 grandchildren: Lisa, Randi, Sarah, Sean, Nathan, Alison, Laura, Sidney, Tyler and Jacki; 11 great-grandchildren: Jasmine, Jared, Isaiah, Jacob, Kalie, Keegan, Nyle, Aubrie, Lillian, Jaxson and Cole; two sisters: Hilda and her husband Cyril Schulte of Carroll, and Norma Schmidt of Illinois; one brother: Andy Hausman and his wife Sally of Anthem, Ariz.: her in-laws: Esther Hausman of Halbur, Virginia Hausman of Battle Creek, Mich., and Don McCormick of Churdan; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; her husband William on April 17, 1985; a granddaughter, Kala Stickrod; three sisters: Mildred Grethen, Sylvia McCormick and Dorothy Irlmeier; and three brothers: Eugene Hausman, Clarence Hausman and Arthur Hausman.