Marilyn Berndt Callahan, 82, of Des Moines died May 12, 2019 at Fleur Heights Care Center. Private graveside services were held.

Marilyn was born in Manilla and moved to Des Moines in 1955. She retired in 1992 as an Administrative Assistant with Farm Bureau Financial Services after 31 years of service.

Survivors include her son, Dennis Durham; sister, Shirley Smith and her husband, Vern; as well as four nieces, Julie Scrivner and her husband, Gary, Jean Foster and her husband, Danny, Shelly Fulton and her husband, Rick and Sheila Null and her husband, Corey; and a host of extended family and dear friends.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Raymond and Alice Berndt and her son, David Durham.

Marilyn’s favorite pastimes were flower gardening, reading, playing cards, Scrabble and spending time with family and friends. She will be remembered for the love she had for her family and friends and her quiet strength.

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Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home
5400 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, Iowa 50315
(515) 285-3911

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