Doris Sallen, 79, of Farmington, passed away at 2:26 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2022, at the West Point Care Center.
She was born on April 2, 1943, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Krogmeier) Merschman in West Point, Iowa. On November 26, 1966, she married Dan Sallen at St. James the Less Catholic Church in St. Paul, Iowa.
She is survived by her husband: Danny; seven siblings: Frank (Kelly) Merschman of North Palm Beach, Florida, Paul (Sue) Merschman of Scottsdale, Arizona, Mary Jane (John) Koehler of Montrose, Iowa, Harold (Linda) Merschman of Daphne, Alabama, Ruth Lancaster of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Rosemary (Tom) Deutsch of New Hampton, Iowa and Carol Sorenson of Oceanside, California; three sister-in-laws: Shirley Merschman of Lindstrom, Minnesota, Charlene Sallen of Fort Madison, Iowa and MaryAnn (Richard) Moeller of Houghton, Iowa. Also surviving are several cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; twin brother: Don Merschman; in-laws: Albert and Bertha Sallen and Greg Sallen.
Doris was a 1961 graduate of St. James Catholic School in St. Paul. She and Danny spent their married life in the rural West Point and rural Farmington areas. In her younger years, Doris helped her parents care for her brothers and sisters, run errands and help with household chores. In married life, Doris helped her husband farming and with the trucking business. Doris was a faithful member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington. She enjoyed embroidering pillowcases and dish towels, playing with her cats, hearing about her many nieces and nephews and keeping track of her other Merschman and Krogmeier family members.
Visitation will begin at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point, Iowa, where the family will meet with friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at St. Mary’s of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point, Iowa, with Father Dan Dorau as celebrant.
Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in West Point, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her memory for St. Boniface Catholic Church, West Point Care Center or Lee County Hospice.