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Marilyn Joan Kilberg

April 9, 1935 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 86)


Marilyn Joan Kilberg, 86 of Niceville, FL (formerly of Sioux City, IA) passed away in the loving arms of her family, Sunday morning, March 27, 2022.

She was born April 9, 1935, in Coleridge, Nebraska the daughter of Chester Jensen and Nina (Kincaid) Jensen.  She was the youngest of six children and was fondly known to family and friends as ‘Babe’.  She graduated from Coleridge High School in 1952.  Following graduation, she began her career as a telephone switchboard operator in Lincoln, NE.  In 1955 she moved to Sioux City, IA to further her career at Northwestern Bell.  During her years with the Bell System, she served in various administrative roles as she progressed through her career.  She retired in 1985 from U.S. West (formerly Northwestern Bell).  During her time with Northwestern Bell, she served on the Telco Credit Union Board of Directors from 1976 to 1979.

Marilyn was known for her beautiful smile, her fun sense of humor and her positive personality. She enjoyed writing poetry, loved reading books, playing a good competitive card game, and dancing with Bill.  Marilyn met the love of her life and married Bill in October 1955.  They shared 64 wonderful years of a profoundly deep friendship and love of each other and enjoyed many travel adventures together. In 1989, they retired to Florida to enjoy the warmer weather and be near family and friends. Marilyn adored her four children and granddaughter.  She found joy in participating, watching and supporting their many activities and careers.

Her memory will live on the hearts of her family: three daughters, Kris (Bob) Vogt of Sioux City, IA; Karen (Jack) Seabrooke of Jacksonville, FL; Kellie Jo Kilberg of Niceville, FL and one son, Charles Kilberg of Niceville, FL and one granddaughter, Tori (Zach) Seabrooke Curtis of Jacksonville, FL; sisters-in-law: Betty Jensen of Silver Spring, MD; Joan Patrick of Denver, CO; and Cheryl Kilberg of South Sioux City, NE; brothers-in-law: Jerry (Sandy) Kilberg of Sioux City, IA; and Michael (Patti) Kilberg of Gainesville, FL and many nephews and nieces.

Marilyn was preceded in death by his husband, James “Bill” Kilberg; parents, Chester and Nina Jensen; her sisters: Norma Sterling and Phyllis Jenness, and her brothers: Dean Jensen, Dallas Jensen and Gerald Jensen and other relatives.

Our family greatly appreciates the outpouring of love and support through the loss of this extraordinary woman.  In lieu of flowers, the family kindly requests donations to Alaqua Animal Refuge, Inc., 155 Dugas Way, Freeport, FL 32439.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, April 29th at 10 a.m. at Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Niceville, FL.  We are planning a Remembrance and Celebration of Marilyn and Bill’s lives in Sioux City on June 11,2022.


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Graveside Service
April 29, 2022

10:00 AM
Heritage Gardens Cemetery
2201 Partin Drive N
Niceville, FL 32578

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