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Marilyn R Loshman

Memorial services for Marilyn Loshman, age 84, of Albert Lea, will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home.  Rev. Sean Forde will officiate. Interment will be at Lunder Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.  Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service at the Funeral Home on Monday.

Marilyn passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2017 at Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Albert Lea.

Marilyn Loshman was born August 5, 1932 in Albert Lea, the daughter of Levander and Myrtle (Narveson) Johnson.  She grew up in Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1950. Marilyn worked at the Albert Lea Tribune for one year before going to Iowa State Teacher’s College, graduating in 1954.  ISTC is where Marilyn met Gary Loshman.  They were married on August 8, 1954 at First Lutheran Church.  They moved to a small town in Iowa where she held a teaching position before she had children.  She was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Sons of Norway.  She loved to read, do handiwork, and paint Gary’s woodwork.  The couple especially enjoyed traveling.

Marilyn is survived by her children, Cathy (Terry) Meadows and Bryce (Linda Plum) Loshman; and several nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gary; and brother, Rodney (Naomi) Johnson.

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Dear Kathy and Bryce:  I was saddened Sunday when read in Courier about Marylyn's passing.  I had talked with her shortly after Christmas and we reviewed some of our good times together.  I realized she was tired and unsure of what she was going to do. Those last years with Gary took a lot out of her and especially with her own health problems. We always wished we were closer in miles so we could spend more time together.  Gary was his own man and tremendously talented.  He taught a lot of people how to carve and was responsible for increasing the size of NE Iowa Woodcarvers.  His own carvings always showed perfection. Many of our present members were taught by Gary.  I will miss Marylyn and our phone chats.  Wish I could be with you today.  Much love and Hugs to you both.  Ida

Ida Schmadeke Jan 30 2017 12:00 AM