Bernett Irene (Salven) Lincoln was born in Cylinder, Iowa on May 21, 1917, and was the first of four children to Bert & Annetta (Larson) Salven. She graduated from Cylinder H.S. in 1935, attended Waldorf College at Forest City, IA from 1935-1937. She left college early to care for her father after her mother’s death & later taught rural school in Cylinder, IA.
Bernett first met Wayne Lincoln on a bus trip to the Western States of Wyoming, Utah, and Colorado with the Rural Youth Corp Organization ( which was a young single adults group between 4-H and Farm Bureau that was abandoned during WWII , as there were no men). The girls were referred to as “Corn-Fed Lassies from Iowa”.
In May of 1943, during WWII, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy WAVES and spent most of her service time at Treasure Island, CA- Naval Hospital Unit and was honorably discharged. After WWII, she was united in marriage to Wayne Lincoln on June 20, 1945 in Emmetsburg, IA. They moved on the farm in rural Pacific Junction where she was a homemaker and member of The Jolly Women’s Club. To this marriage two children were born, Ivan Bert (died in infancy) and Evelyn Irene. For many years, Bernett was very active in Mills County 4-H leadership and a long time member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood.
Upon retirement, Bernett and Wayne built a home and moved to Glenwood, where they resided until Wayne’s passing in 1999. She was one of the charter residents in the assisted living Linnwood Estates, later moving to Glen Haven Home in Glenwood. Bernett entered into eternal peace on February 9, 2013 at Hospice With Heart House in Glenwood, IA.
Preceding Bernett in death were her parents, brother, Howard & Charles Salven; husband, Wayne Lincoln & son, Ivan. She is survived by one sister, Marie Kellenberger of Greensboro, NC and one daughter, Evelyn Irene Hogan of Belton, MO, several nephews, one niece; extended relatives and a host of friends.
There will be open visitation at Peterson Mortuary.
Interment will be in the Glenwood Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Hospice With Heart or Glen Haven Home.
Visitation:Saturday, February 9, 2013
Service:Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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