Marilyn Loshman, 1932-2017

Published 9:33 am Thursday, January 26, 2017

Memorial services for Marilyn Loshman, 84, of Albert Lea will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Sean Forde will officiate. Interment will be at Lunder Lutheran Cemetery at a later date. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to the service. Online condolences are welcome at

Marilyn Loshman

Marilyn Loshman

Marilyn passed away Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea.

Marilyn Loshman was born Aug. 5, 1932, in Albert Lea, the daughter of Levander and Myrtle (Narveson) Johnson. She grew up in Albert Lea, graduating from Albert Lea High School in 1950. Marilyn worked at the Albert Lea Tribune for one year before going to Iowa State Teacher’s College, graduating in 1954. ISTC is where Marilyn met Gary Loshman. They were married on Aug. 8, 1954, at First Lutheran Church. They moved to a small town in Iowa, where she held a teaching position before she had children. She was a member of First Lutheran Church and the Sons of Norway. She loved to read, do handiwork and paint Gary’s woodwork. The couple especially enjoyed traveling.

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Marilyn is survived by her children, Cathy (Terry) Meadows and Bryce (Linda Plum) Loshman; and several nieces and nephews.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gary; and brother, Rodney (Naomi) Johnson.