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Marilyn Sandholm

November 13, 1926 — July 30, 2015

Marilyn Sandholm, 88, of Dayton, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, July 30, 2015, at Friendship Haven in Fort Dodge.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Monday, August 3, 2015, at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton. Pastor Karen Parker will officiate. Burial will be in the Dayton Cemetery. Visitation will be Sunday, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries and condolences please visit: www.carsonstappfuneralhome.com

Marilyn Pauline Urelius was born on November 13, 1926, in Burnside, Iowa, the daughter of Luther and Clara (Anderson) Urelius. She graduated with the Burnside High School class of 1944.

In 1945 Marilyn was united in marriage to Sidney Sandholm. They were the parents of three children, Gary, Kathy, and Brent.

Marilyn enjoyed music all of her life. She was a piano teacher for many years. Dozens of Dayton children were her students over the years, she enjoyed planning their recitals. She played many instruments: piano, organ, accordion, ukulele, drums, and violin.

She was a member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, where she was one of the church organists for 45 years. Marilyn's perfect pitch won her a set of dishes when she correctly transcribed a tune from the radio.

Survivors include her children, Gary (Loretta) Sandholm of Hartford, South Dakota;
Brent (Barb) Sandholm of Fort Dodge, Iowa; one daughter, Kathy Tener of Johnston, Iowa; five grandchildren, Richard Tener of San Francisco, California, Elizabeth (Nico) Parkes-Perret of Portland, Oregon, Shannon Sandholm (Hugues Jerome) of Round Rock, Texas, Melissa (Mitch) Anderson of Duncombe, Iowa, and Brandon Sandholm of Fort Dodge, Iowa; two great-grandchildren, Henri and Harrison Jerome; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Sidney in October of 2009, and three brothers, Glenn Urelius, Vincent Urelius, and Emerson Urelius.

Memorials may be left to Emanuel Lutheran Church in Dayton or the Dayton Museum.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Sunday, August 2, 2015

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

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Burial

Monday, August 3, 2015

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

Dayton Cemetery

, Dayton, IA 50530

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