Marilyn Janett Feulner, 87, of Lamont, Iowa, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, March 3, 2022, at the Edgewood Convalescent Home in Edgewood, after a long illness. She was born on August 25, 1934, in rural Strawberry Point, the third of four children of Merwyn and Sarah (Gratke) Puffett. Marilyn grew up on the Puffett farms near Volga City and was a graduate of Strawberry Point High School.
On December 21, 1952, Marilyn was united in marriage to her high school sweetheart, John Feulner, in Volga. They were blessed with three daughters: Gail Elaine, Ellen Ann, and Sally Lyn. For several years, she stayed home as a busy farm wife and mother. Marilyn also worked for many years as a bookkeeper and served in various leadership positions in the Order of Rainbow for Girls and the Order of Eastern Star. She most recently attended Mission in Christ Lutheran Church in Strawberry Point.
Marilyn loved music (a gift from her mother) and had a beautiful soprano voice. She loved horses and horseback riding (a gift from her father). She was an accomplished seamstress and dressmaker, following in the footsteps of her paternal grandmother, Matilda Gruman Puffett. She got great enjoyment from her flower gardens and was an expert hay-raker.
She is survived by her husband of 69 years, John Feulner; daughters, Gail (Homer) Showman of Shellsburg, Ellen (Mark) Francois of Dundee, and Sally (Keith) Anliker of Indianapolis, Indiana; nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, with two more great-grandchildren expected in 2022; as well as many much-loved nieces, nephews, and their families.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers and their wives, Lloyd (Wilma) Puffett and Melvyn (Betty) Puffett; her sister and her husband, Elaine (Keith) Kelly; and a nephew, Dean Puffett.
Marilyn’s family has been greatly blessed by the remarkable care given to her by the Edgewood Convalescent Home staff, Regional Medical Center staff, Dr. Scot Christiansen, and Above & Beyond Home Care & Hospice nurses. Their kindness and compassion are greatly appreciated and will be long remembered.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com
Private Memorial Service will be at a later date.
Inurnment: Cass Township Cemetery – Strawberry Point, Iowa