Marilyn Kerma Koenen, 83, of Hampton, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton in Hampton, Iowa. She was born April 16, 1936, in Joice, Iowa to Kermit and Mildred (Reinsmoen) Anonson. She was baptized in Bethany Lutheran Church, in Joice, Iowa.
Marilyn graduated from Joice High School, then attended Waldorf College in Forest City and graduated from Iowa State Teacher College in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She was a teacher at CAL Community Schools, Chapin Schools, Alexander Schools, and St. Paul's Lutheran School in Latimer. Marilyn was united in marriage to Maynard C. Koenen in Joice, Iowa, on November 1, 1958.
Marilyn was a member of Zion Reformed Church, Zion RCW, mothers club, Zion couples club, Franklin County food pantry, and Hampton Senior Center. She enjoyed playing cards, especially bridge and spending time with her family and friends.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Maynard C. Koenen of Hampton, daughter Melody (Andy) Rowe of Wellman, daughter Marla (Mike) Earp of Ankeny, son Matthew (Chandler) Koenen of Grinnell, grandchildren Ben Malek, Jacob (Danielle) Earp, step-grandchildren Jessica (Jon) Ledinsky, Jacquelyn (Brian) Jones, Joseph (Marci) Earp, John Malek, Adam (Katie) Rowe, Amy (Nathan) Nicholson, seventeen step great-grandchildren.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents Kermit and Mildred Anonson and brother Keith Anonson.
Memorials can be given to the Marilyn Koenen Memorial Fund to be distributed between her favorite charities.
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