Kathy J. Salow Aug. 5, 1958 – Oct. 20, 2022


Kathy J. Salow

      Kathy J. Salow, 64, of Dyersville, Iowa passed away peacefully on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022 at her home surrounded by family.

    Visitation was held 2 - 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.  Visitation continued from 9-10 a.m. at the funeral home prior to funeral services.

    A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, Oct. 24, 2022 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial following in the church cemetery.  Rev. Gabriel Mensah officiated.

    Kathy was born Aug. 5, 1958 in Dubuque, Iowa the daughter of Jerome and Betty (Burkle) Hermsen.  She married Mark Salow on May 28, 1977 at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville.

    Kathy grew up on the family farm just west of Dyersville. She graduated from Beckman Catholic High School. She later worked as the receptionist for Manchester Family Vision for many years. She then worked at Sigma Eye Health in Monticello until retirement.

    Kathy cherished the many memories with her family, especially the sporting events and sleepovers with the grandchildren. She enjoyed family vacations and the many Sunday drives with Mark. She spent countless hours sitting in her recliner watching the birds. Kathy and Mark enjoyed a good game of cards or an evening supper with their friends or siblings.

    Survivors include her loving husband, Mark, children: Jason (Jackie) Salow of Earlville, Craig (Emily) Salow of Dyersville, grandchildren: Logan, Lexi, Natalie, Lukas, Kamden, and Amber Salow, siblings: Karen (Ron) Manthey, Steve (Barb) Hermsen, Wayne Hermsen, Scott (Deanne) Hermsen, step siblings: Lori Kuehl, Karla Gassmann, in-laws: Doran Salow, Scott Salow, Wendy (Al) Kruse, and several aunts, uncles, nephews, nieces and dear friends.

    The family would like to thank the staff and doctors who cared for Kathy and Hospice of Dubuque for their compassionate care.

    She was preceded in death by her parents, stepfather John Gassmann, parents-in-law, Walter and Amber Salow in-laws: Pat (Larry) Boardman and Chris Meader.

    Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com or send cards to Kramer Funeral Home 750 – 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, Iowa 52040 in care of the deceased name.

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