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Bernett Lincoln

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
4:00 PM

Service:Tuesday, February 12, 2013
11:00 AM
512 2nd St.
Glenwood, IA51534

3 Condolences

  • Mark and Kristen Burdette, Hannah, Josh, Lily and Naomi Posted February 10, 2013 12:00 am

    Our hearts and prayers are with you all.

    We have wonderful memories of Aunt Bernett. Mark remembers her with a special fondness as he says she was the first member of the Lincoln family to ‘like’ him. The story goes like this: I brought Mark home to meet the family at Grandma Erma Lincoln’s 80th Birthday Celebration. I told him the party would be attended by friends and family. Well you know what that means in Glenwood. Mark was a bit overwhelmed and I was busy cutting cake. Aunt Bernett sought him out and spent the evening talking with and getting to know Mark. She was special to him from that day on. I remember she always had a smile and I loved to hear the stories of her young life. I was so impressed she went to college and was in the Navy. I also fondly remember her Gooseberry Pie, she sent me home with frozen berries and the recipe so I could make it for Mark.

    Aunt Bernett lives in our hearts and our deepest sympathy is with Evelyn, Dad, Uncle John and the rest of the family.

  • Tammy pierce-Norman Posted February 10, 2013 12:00 am

    What a beautiful women inside and out. Her and Wayne were so good to the Pierce family. We were truly blessed to have them as our neighbors in Pacific Junction. I still have the gold locket that they gave me when I graduated high school in 1981. And she was also helpful in getting my first born son baptized at the Lutheran Church in Glenwood, back in 1983. God bless you and I know now you are home and with Wayne.

  • Arthur & Rebecca Lincoln Posted February 11, 2013 12:00 am

    We mourn the passing of a generation in our family as Aunt Bernette was the last of Dad’s (Leverne’s) brothers and their spouses though we cannot help but be uplifted in knowing she is right where she wants to be, back with Uncle Wayne. I will always remember her standing in their kitchen in her apron washing dishes and singing along with the radio. When I first brought Rebecca to meet the family, Bernette was so welcoming and she gave us a crystal cake plate that has been one of the first dishes we look for when unpacking from our many moves. We cherish it. What a wonderful, beautiful person!

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