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Marilyn Eugenia Gustafson Holmberg

May 24, 2019

Marilyn Eugenia Gustafson Holmberg

July 5, 1934-May 21, 2019

Marilyn Eugenia Gustafson Holmberg, 84, of Lincoln, formerly of Stromsburg, passed away May 21, 2019, in Lincoln.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28, at the Evangelical Free Church in Stromsburg, with the Revs. Keet Redden and Kerry Relihan officiating. Visitation will be from 4-6 p.m. on Monday, May 27, at Dubas Funeral Home in Stromsburg. Interment will be at 3 p.m. in the Monroe Free Church Cemetery in Phillips. Memorials are suggested to the Holmberg Memorial Foundation or Timberlake Ranch Camps.

Marilyn was born July 5, 1934, to Axel Elmer and Gertrude Irene (Ottoson) Gustafson in Greeley, Colorado. She attended school in Galeton, Colorado, graduating from Galeton High School in 1951. She then attended Colorado A & M in Ft. Collins for secretarial training, graduating in 1953. Marilyn began working at Eaton Bank, where she served as assistant cashier and secretary to the president.

On June 10, 1956, she was united in marriage to Donald Robert Holmberg in Eaton, Colorado. To this union, four children would be born. They moved to Lincoln, where Don was a student at UNL and Marilyn worked at the National Bank of Commerce. Marilyn was a homemaker while Don’s job as a teacher and public school administrator took them to Sargent, Loup City, Columbus and Stromsburg. Through the years, she enjoyed countless school concerts, programs, and ball games. In 1978, Marilyn began working at the First National Bank of Stromsburg as secretary and bank officer. She retired as vice president in 1998. She was a dedicated homemaker and mother, and especially enjoyed family gatherings. Other hobbies included sewing, scrapbooking and traveling to visit family.

She was a member of the Stromsburg Evangelical Free Church for more than 50 years, and was involved in numerous activities of the church, from playing the piano and singing in the choir, to various women’s ministries. Her joyful hospitality and frequent visitation brought encouragement to many in the church and community.

Survivors include her husband, Donald of Lincoln; children, Alan and Diane Holmberg of Eaton, Colorado, Karen and Mark Winn of York, Maine, Daniel and Debra Holmberg of Lincoln, and Valerie and Joseph Bantz of West Des Moines, Iowa; 10 grandchildren: Andrew (Magen) Stewart, David Stewart, Katie Winn, Anna (John) Hermanson, Eric Holmberg, Peter Holmberg, Virginia Bantz, Natalie (Alex) Ricke, Salena Bantz, Heidi Bantz; step grandchildren, Jesse (Jessica) Winn and Elena (Kyle) Brown and their families; two great-grandchildren, Henning and Viteen Stewart; sister, Marjorie Ledall of Eaton, sister, Nancy (Ed) Suppes of Loveland, Colorado; two sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Bill) Cooper of Eaton, and Roberta Gustafson of Greeley, Colorado; and a host of other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Axel Elmer and Gertrude Gustafson; two brothers, Charles and Irving Gustafson.

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