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Marilyn Ploeger

Marilyn Ann Love was born February 12, 1936 in Waterloo Iowa to parents Myrtle E (Grobb) and Lawrence Duncan (Pat).  She graduated from East High School in Waterloo with the class of 1953.  While in high school she worked for Black’s department store. 

She met a tall, red haired sailor named Harvey John after he was discharged from the Navy.  They fell in love and married June 30, 1955.  They lived in Cedar Falls where Randall John was born, moved to Wapello where Lori Lyn was born and spent the rest of their lives in Mount Ayr where Wendy Sue was born. 

Marilyn was an ultimate housewife, keeping the house spotless, packing her husband’s lunch every day and having supper on the table every night for her family.  Harvey and Marilyn loved their life on the Mount Ayr Game Area where they entertained many friends and family with fishing, swimming, cookouts, and playing cards.  Marilyn always loved flowers and plants and maintained many flower gardens.  In 1994 she became a proud Grandmother when within a span of a week she became a Grandma to three grandchildren.

 Marilyn passed away at Clearview Home on May 21, 2019 when she decided that 13 days without Harvey was more than enough.  In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother in laws, Hermina and Bill Secor, and sister in law, Kay Love. 

She is lovingly remembered by her children, Randy and Julie Ploeger, Lori and Mohamed Fellah, Wendy and Brian Wimer, grandchildren Ashley and Brandi Ploeger, Mila and Maya Fellah, Logan and Cody Stackhouse, Clay Wimer, her sister Joan (Jim) Hibben, brothers Barry Love, Larry D (Margitta) Love, nieces and nephews. 

There are no funeral services planned and memorials may be directed to “Blooms in the Ayr” for the hanging flower baskets on the Mount Ayr square.

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Randy, Lori, Wendy and Families ~ Sorry to hear of your Mom's passing, so soon after your Dad. We believe they are together again, just as you all do. We are keeping you in our hearts and know you have wonderful memories of your parents. The Butler Family, along with others who knew them, certainly do!
Tony, Smokey and Rhonda, Vickie

Vickie Butler Pierce May 23 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marilyn Ploeger

Little brother Larry, "D" May 22 2019 12:00 AM

Marilyn was a fine lady. The perfect example of loving widfe and mom. Love her wish for any ggifts to go to the flowers on the square. We live in South Carolina mostly and do have a home in Kellerton. When we come up for summers, I just literally love t he flowers on the square. THey are beautiful and many enjoy the beauty of them and our small towns in Iowa...

Linda newton Smith6 May 22 2019 12:00 AM