Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Father Armand Bertrand will officiate. Visitation will begin at noon today, with the family present from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. tonight at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a prayer service starting at 7 p.m. on Thursday night at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Cherokee. Online condolences may be sent to HYPERLINK "http://www.greenwoodfuneral.com" www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Marilyn Peck, the former Marilyn Kohn, was born June 23, 1948, in Cherokee on Feb. 14, 1982, she was united in marriage to James Peck in Cherokee. Marilyn lived most of her life in Cherokee County.
From 1967 ˝ 1980, Marilyn worked at the Mental Health Institute. From 1980 ˝ 1989, she was the office manager at the Hilltop Care Center (later named Careage Hills). In 1989, she became the Administrator at Careage Hills and she held this position until her retirement in November of 2009. Marilyn had a very successful career, touching many lives, and being named Administrator of the Year by the Iowa Health Care Association in 2003,
Marilyn was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. She had several hobbies and interests, including traveling, reading, cross-stitch, crocheting, knitting, playing cards, and spending time with family. Mrarilyn was a loving mother and wife, and will be dearly missed.
Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin and Margaret Kohn; and one son-in-law, Tom Anderson, Jr.
Survivors include her husband Jim of Cherokee; one son, Jason and his wife Laura of Dodge Center, Minn.; two daughters, Melaney Anderson and her fianc╚ Bob Ernst of Adair, and Cindy Rowland and her husband Richard Rowland of Boone; three grandchildren, Kayla and Tyler Anderson and Amelia Peck; three brothers, Ron Kohn and his wife Joanne of Glenwood, Larry Kohn and his wife Linda of Waterloo, Neb., and Doug Kohn and his wife Virginia of Quimby; and several nieces and nephews.