Sally L. Cashman

  • Born: February 11, 1937
  • Died: April 28, 2018
  • Location: Dubuque, Iowa

Behr's Funeral Home

1491 Main Street
(563) 582-3297
Dubuque, IA 52001
Tel. (563) 582-3297

Tribute & Message From The Family

Sally L. Cashman, age 81, of Dubuque, was called home peacefully at 11:30 p.m., on Saturday, April 28, 2018, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. To honor Sally's life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Thursday, May 3, 2018, at St. Patrick's Church, 1425 Iowa Street. To celebrate Sally's life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, where a parish scripture wake service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Sally was born on February 11, 1937, in Dubuque, Iowa, daughter of Gregory and Lucille (Fath) Meyer.

Sally was a lifelong Dubuquer, who worked at the Dubuque Packing Company for a couple of years until she finally met her soul-mate, Cletus "Blackie" Cashman, and they would soon begin their own family together. They were united in marriage on June 9, 1956, at St. Patrick's Church, and the two were truly blessed with 61 years together, and 6 absolutely adored children. Sally undeniably embraced her full-time role as wife, mother and homemaker, and everyone close to her whom she spent her entire life nurturing will always remember all of the committed love and devotion she so naturally spread, not only upon them, but also upon so many others throughout the world around her. In her free time, Sally enjoyed grabbing her bingo dauber and spending an evening with her sisters, sitting down to watch her Cubbies take the field, trying her luck around the card table with Sr. Dorothy and her card club friends all while sharing her witty sense of humor in between shuffles, or even the countless lazy days of relaxing out at Lake Delhi for over 30 years while surrounded by family and friends. Sally was a friendly, honest and faith filled woman who continually made a positive impact on the world around her. Her absence from our physical lives today leaves a terrible ache within our hearts and minds which only time and faith could ever begin to heal; but we are forever grateful for the treasured memories she leaves behind and find comfort in knowing that she's once again reunited with her son, Gary, and they are now able to catch up on their new eternal perfect world and can wait patiently together for us all to join them in our time. We miss you Sally, we love you deeply and dearly and thank you very much for the wonderful example you lived while the Lord was kind enough to share you with us for 81 years.

Those left to cherish Sally's memory include

her husband,
Cletus Cashman, Dubuque, IA;

her children,
Gail (Carl) Anderson, Little Rock, AR,
Gregory (Ann) Cashman, Bernard, IA,
Guy (Julia) Cashman, Columbia, MO,
Grant Cashman, Dubuque, IA
and Gina (Rob) Wildman, Potosi, WI;

9 grandchildren,
Nicole (Duane), Sarah Beth (Casey), Laura (Adam), Mary (Tony), Justin (Ashley), Jesse, Taylor, Kyle (Leah) and Spencer;

4 great-grandchildren;

and her sisters,
Sandy Henry, Dubuque, IA
and Sue (John) White, Dubuque, IA.

Sally was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Gary Cashman; a daughter-in-law, Deborah Cashman; and a brother-in-law, John Henry.

Sally's family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Finley Hospital for their outstanding care of Sally, and her entire family.


Condolence & Memory Journal

We were out of town or we would have given our condolences in person. Paul and I both worked tickets with her and John at Senior. She was always up beat and so proud of her life and family. May God grant you good memories and peace.

Posted by Teresa Ruzicka - Dubuque, IA - friend   May 03, 2018


My prayers are with your family in this time of need; Gail

Posted by Susan Heath - Little Rock,, AR   May 02, 2018

So sorry to hear of the passing of Sally. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Posted by Juanita Barrett - Dubuque, IA - Friend   May 02, 2018

I will always remember how Mr. & Mrs. Cashman always danced together, and boy could they dance! I remember how great the 2 of them looked ice skating at Comisky Park, doing the 2-step and the Cha Cha on the ice. They made it look simple. You are all in my prayers at this time, Especially Gina & Grant.

Posted by Cindy Oberfoell - Dubuque, IA - Friend   May 02, 2018

Grant and family,

I am sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts.

Posted by Sandy Schulte - Waterloo - Friend   May 01, 2018

So sorry for your family's loss .prayers sent your way

Posted by Sandy Weipert - Dubuque, IA - Acquaintance   May 01, 2018

Greg,and family, I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by Tom Lynch - Lebanon, TN - Acquaintance   May 01, 2018


Dearest Cashman Family, It's with great sadness to hear of Sally's passing.
She leaves this earth loved and adored by all who had the pleasure of knowing her. So many wonderful childhood memories of 'hangin' with the Cashman family' on white street. Our neighborhood always had a surrogate Mom in Sally. She was never to busy to listen.
My deepest heartfelt sympathies and love to all. She will be missed.
Sincerely, Lauri Driscoll-Hite

Posted by Lauri Driscoll-Hite - Family Friend   April 30, 2018