Marilyn Kelleher Obituary

Marilyn B. Kelleher
Marilyn B. Kelleher
Marilyn B. Kelleher

July 29, 1931 - January 28, 2015
Born in Fort Totten, ND
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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Marilyn B. Kelleher, 83, died Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at Trinity Center Luther Park. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, January 31 at St. Joseph Catholic Church of which she was a member. Burial will be at Glendale Cemetery.

Marilyn was born in Fort Totten, ND on July 29, 1931 to Lawrence and Edna (Nelson) Johnson and moved to Des Moines from Tama, IA in 1949. She completed a year at AIB and worked at the IRS, Northwest Fabrics, and as a nursing communications secretary for Mercy Hospital for eleven years. Marilyn was a member of the Dowling Club, Mercy Medical Center Auxiliary and the Rosary Confraternity.

Those left to cherish Marilyn's memory include her husband of 52 years, Michael; three daughters, Karen Kelleher and Patricia (Jim) Jessen of Altoona and Marie (Mark) Pinkerton of Madison, WI; son, Louis (Kay) Kelleher of Des Moines; brother, Lawrence (Fran) Johnson of Shawano, WI; five grandchildren: Corey (Jamie) Kelleher, Michael (Lizzy) Kelleher, Christopher (Jessica) Jessen, Matthew Jessen, Katie Kelleher, and Joseph Pinkerton; two great grandchildren: Roman and Cora. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Patrick Kelleher; her parents and her sister, Shirley. Her family will always treasure the memory of her love and laughter.

Visitation will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, January 30 at Iles Funeral Homes – Grandview Park Chapel with a rosary at 5:30 and a vigil service at 8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic Church.

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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Friday, January 30, 2015
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA 50317
Saturday, January 31, 2015
1:00 PM
Glendale Cemetery
4909 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Saturday, January 31, 2015
2:00 PM


St. Joseph Catholic Church
3300 Easton Boulevard
Des Moines, IA US