Mary Ellen “Mae” Salow, 61, of Lake Delhi, peacefully joined the angels surrounded by the love of her family Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019 at her home.
Visitation for Mae was held Monday, Dec. 30, 2019 from 2 to 8 p.m. at St. John Catholic Church in Delhi, where a prayer service was held at 2 p.m. The Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville, assisted the family with arrangements.
A Mass of Christian burial for Mae was held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019 at St. John Catholic Church in Delhi, with the Rev. Msgr. W. Dean Walz presiding and the Rev. John Kremer concelebrating. Mass Servers were Connor Wilson, Vedah Langel and Sheryl Schnittjer. Eucharistic Ministers were Bob Salow and Suzie Salow. Lector was Linda Dempster. Giftbearers were Kaela Chestnut, Kylie Chestnut, Lukas Chestnut, Liz McDowell, Alec McDowell, Emma McDowell and Forest Hays. Burial was held in St. Joseph Cemetery in Earlville.
Honorary pallbearers for Mae were Harold Rosauer, Jim Thompson, Dave Sands, Dave Staner, Matt Lahr and Dean Dempster.
Casketbearers for Mae were Chris Roling, Tom Salow, Eric Sheeley, Lloyd Ament, Matt Staner and Adam Feldmann.
She was born Aug. 21, 1958, in Manchester, daughter of LaVerne and Ida (Wessels) Sabers. She was a 1976 graduate from Maquoketa Valley High School in Delhi. Mae worked as a daycare provider until she was proudly employed with Rockwell Collins from 1986 – 2019.
On July 15, 1978, she was united in marriage to Dale Feldmann at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earlville. One daughter, Jenny (Kelly) McDowell blessed this union. He preceded her in death Aug. 23, 1978. On June 25, 1983, she was united in marriage to Kelly Salow at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Earlville. One daughter, Kerri (Tyler) Hays blessed this union.
Mae was filled with love and was a loyal wife, proud mom, cherished grandma, treasured sister, loving daughter and adored friend to so many. She had a way of loving that was simple and genuine and was the happiest when surrounded by family and friends. She had a heart of gold and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, especially enjoying Lake Delhi.
She was a member of St. John Parish in Delhi, Iowa.
Mae is survived by her husband, Kelly Salow, of Lake Delhi; two daughters, Jenny (Kelly) McDowell, of rural Manchester, Kerri (Tyler) Hays, of Des Moines; seven grandchildren, Kaela, Kylie, and Lukas Chestnut, Alec, Emma, and Elizabeth McDowell, and Forest Hays; her mother, Ida (Wessels) Sabers; nine siblings, Barb (Doug) Deshaw, of Hopkinton, Pat Sabers, of Earlville, Loras (DeeAnn Sullivan) Sabers, of Manchester, Bob (Kathy) Sabers, of Earlville, Jane (Ric Hillers) Hendricks, Joyce (Brian) Moorman, Ron Sabers all of Manchester, Laurie Sabers, of Wilton; father and mothers-in-law, Hap (Phyllis) Salow, Iris McElmeel and Rita Feldmann; brothers and sisters-in-law; Chris Roling, Cindy Salow, Tony (Jane) Salow, Kevin Salow, Dean (Annette) Salow, Kim (Kevin) Smith, Becky (Mike) Friedman, Cindy Fox, Bruce Sly, Tab Sly, Marilyn (Joe) Willenbring, Lois (Gene) White, Margie (LeRoy) Helle, Arnie (Carmen) Feldmann, Joyce (Tom) Nefzger, Connie (Rodney) Nefzger, Linda (Mark) O’Pat; and many beloved nieces and nephews.
She is also preceded in death by her father, LaVerne Sabers and one sister, Carolyn Roling.
In lieu of flowers and gifts Mae’s wish was to support our local charities and organizations.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com