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Doris Vivian Malm

September 14, 1931 - December 14, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Doris Vivian Malm

Doris Vivian Malm

Born: September 14, 1931
Died: December 14, 2018
Age: 87

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Doris Vivian Malm, the daughter of Leslie and Gladys (Walker) Baxter was born on September 14, 1931, in Ayrshire, Iowa.  She grew up on a farm near Graettinger, Iowa, and received her education in Ruthven, Iowa, and graduated from Graettinger High School in 1950. 

   On December 19, 1950, Doris was united in marriage to Darrel Malm in Jackson, Minnesota.  They enjoyed their time living in many places while Darrel served in the Army, including Japan, France, Korea, Germany, Thailand, and various U.S. states.  They moved to Spencer, Iowa in 1973.  She was able to be a stay-at-home mom and raise their two boys.  Doris enjoyed golfing, bowling, crocheting, cross-stitching, gardening, and especially enjoyed their fishing trips to Minnesota.  She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, VFW and the American Legion.

   Doris passed away on Friday, December 14, 2018, at the Northshire Residence at the age of 87.  She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Darrel; three brothers:  Dale, Alvin, and Robert and her sister, Lucille.

   Left to cherish her memory are her two sons:  Donald and wife, Deb of Austin, MN and David of Spencer, IA; three grandchildren:  Jennifer Yetmar and husband, Nick of Ames, IA, Mark Malm and his wife, Alexis of Ft. Dodge, IA, and Camile Malm of Tampa, FL;   a great granddaughter, Adalynn; other relatives and many friends.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 A.M., Friday, December 21, 2018 at the Grace United Methodist Church in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Frederiksen
Jerry Kinnetz
David Johnson
Dennis Dammann
Steven Malm
Kent Malm
Roger Faulstick

Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Thursday, December 20th with the family present from 5 to 7:00 P.M., Thursday Evening at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

"Because He Lives"
"Precious Name"
By Bill Lauritzen

"In Times Like These"
"Victory In Jesus"
By The Congregation

ORGANIST: Marianne Fuchsen
Crown Hill Cemetery
Ruthven, Iowa
1:00 P.M., Friday, December 21, 2018
following the lunch at the church.


Thursday, December 20, 2018 at 2:27 PM
“Don and Dave, I am so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. Your mom and dad basically raised me as one of their own. So many good times and memories. Not many years ago when I was still catering the widows group at church I would always see your mom and she had a hug for me and introduced me as her "other son". You boys were truly blessed to have a lady with as much class as Doris to call MOM! God bless you.”
- Bryan Sebastian
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 at 10:27 AM
“My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. I was just getting her Christmas card ready when I sadly heard about her passing. Darrel and Doris were very special friends since I worked with Darrel at the Spencer Post Office. I have many happy memories of them both. They are celebrating Christmas together this year up in heaven.”
- Betty Adams Crabb
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 6:02 PM
“I am sorry to hear of the passing of Doris. She and Darrel lived next door to my grandmother, Ruth Miller. Both Doris and Darrel were very good to my grandmother. My sincere condolences to Doris' family. ”
- Susan Malloy
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 2:54 PM
“Malm Family,

My condolences on the passing of Doris. She was one of the sweetest ladies you could ever have met! The world is a better place because of her! She is now reunited with Darrel! May God be with you all during this difficult time and may He show you peace and comfort in the tough days ahead. ”
- Dylan Dykstra
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