In Memory of

Marian Tallman

September 24, 1914 - December 14, 2012
Marian Elaine (Shellenberger) Tallman, the daughter of William and Loretta (Smith) Shellenberger, was born on September 24, 1914, at Nemaha, Iowa. Her childhood years were spent primarily in Early, Iowa, where she graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She then received her teaching certificate from Briar Cliff College in Sioux City, IA. She spent five years teaching in a one-room school near Nemaha. On January 8, 1940, she was united in marriage to Joseph A. Tallman, Sr. They made their home in Boone, IA. Joe soon went off to serve his country, and as a military wife, Marian lived in Ft. Claiborne, LA, Storm Lake, IA, and Muskogee, OK. They later lived in Des Moines, IA before settling in Cherokee. Marian was a devoted housewife and mother to their eight children. She enjoyed cooking, quilting, gardening, reading and watching CNN. Joe passed away on Feb 24, 1976. Marian continued living at home in Cherokee until moving to her current apartment at Otsego Place assisted living in Storm Lake. Following a brief illness, she passed away at the Buena Vista Regional Medical Center in Storm Lake on Friday, December 14, 2012, at the age of 98. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joe; one son, William; a granddaughter, Carrie; great-granddaughter, Maggie; five sisters, Marie Wallisch, Winifred Gray, Helen Elbert, Joan Fleming and Clarice Scott; and a brother, Robert Shellenberger. Her memory will always be cherished by her children and their families: Ellen Tallman of Granger, IA, Joseph(Sue) Tallman, Jr. of Newark, DE, Anne (Richard) Johnston of Portsmouth, NH, Mary Lou (Donald) Krukow of Lakeville, MN, Gerald (Connie) Tallman of Lake Sherwood, MO, Steven (Joan) Tallman of Granger, IA, and David Tallman of Cherokee; a daughter-in-law Julie (Mrs. William) Tallman of Cottage Grove, MN; three sisters, Clela Miller of Storm Lake, IA, Rose Elbert of Mankato, MN, and Paula Quinn of Minnetonka, MN; 19 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren; as well as a host of other relatives and friends.
Services will be Monday, December 17, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther and Father Jim Smith
Jason Tallman Jeff Tallman Matthew Tallman Ben Krukow Robert Johnston Joe Tallman Nicholas Tallman Brian Tallman
Visitation will be at the funeral home beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. The family will be present from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. A prayer service at the funeral home will follow at 7:00 p.m.
By the I.C. Choir
Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Cherokee


Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Steve, Joan and Tallman Family
We were very sad to hear of you loss. Very difficult to lose someone you love. You all are in our thoughts and and prayers. God bless you always.”
- Teri, Candy and Dr. Yeager--
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“David and family. My condolences to you at the loss of your mother. I'm sure she had a wonderful life with many great memories and you have many of her.”
- Kaye Carlson
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We are sorry for your loss.
The Patrick L. Keating family.”
- Shirley J. Keating
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. What a beautiful loving lady she was. We enjoyed her wit and charm. May she rest in peace with her loved ones and the Lord.”
- The Reiff Family
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“We are so sad to hear of your Mother's passing. Knowing she is in a much better place keep her memories alive in your heart. ”
- Jerome & Patsy Day
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Dave and Family, we are so sorry about your Mothers Passing.”
- Barb Evans
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Dave, and all of the Tallman family,
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She was blessed with a long, full, life. May you be comforted by all of the wonderful memories that you have of all your times spent together. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dana (File) Kies ”
- Dana (File) Kies
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 12:00 AM
“Dave and family,
So sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts at this difficult time.”
- Linda Stilley and Mark Derifield
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