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Marilyn Salberg

HAWARDEN, IOWA ~ Marilyn (Jensen) Salberg, 90, of Hawarden, died on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Hillcrest Health Care Center in Hawarden.

Funeral Service will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS in Hawarden with Rev. Joshua Lowe officiating. Burial will follow in the Grace Hill Cemetery. Visitation with the family will begin at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at the Porter Funeral Home in Hawarden. Condolences may be sent to www.porterfuneralhomes.com. The family prefers memorials be directed to the Hawarden Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store.

Marilyn June Salberg was born June 29, 1928 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, to Henry and Martha (Holtz) Jensen. She attended High School in Inwood, Iowa and later graduated from Omaha Radio and Television Institute with a degree in Airline Communication.

Marilyn married J.P. Salberg on October 15, 1949 in Luverne, Minnesota. They later made their home in Hawarden, Iowa, where they owned and operated Jerry’s Jewelry together, until his passing in 1979. Marilyn eventually retired from the store in 1994.

Before moving into Oak Hill, Marilyn volunteered many years at the Hawarden Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Store and served as host for many holiday celebrations and special occasions for her family.

Marilyn is survived by her loving family, Gary “Cazzie” (Carolyn) Salberg of Hawarden, Ricky (Carol) Salberg of Ireton, Iowa and Tamara (Dave) Ratzsch of Sturgis, South Dakota; 9 grandkids; and 18 great-grandkids.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and an infant son, Mark.

Visitation with the family

5:30 PM ,Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Prayer Service

7:00 PM ,Tuesday, January 8, 2019
Porter Funeral Home ~ Hawarden
712 10th Street Hawarden, Iowa 51023

Funeral Service

10:30 AM ,Wednesday, January 9, 2019
Trinity Lutheran Church, LCMS
1103 Central Avenue Hawarden, Iowa 51023

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Lovely, lovely woman. Sorry to hear of this loss.

Teri Carr Jan 11 2019 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Salberg families.......Gwen and I still wear our first set of wedding rings that Jerry and Marilyn sold to us some 40 odd years ago.

They were very good people to the Hawarden business district, community, West Sioux and they raised their family in a Christian home.

They are reunited now, long live their memories........may they each rest in peace.

Rodd & Gwen Holtkamp
(WSHS class of 1975)

Rodd & Gwen Holtkamp Jan 7 2019 12:00 AM

Was so very sorry to hear about Marilyn. Just the sweetest lady! Thinking of you all. Hugs.

Kathy Huitink Jan 6 2019 12:00 AM