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Louise Salstrom

Posted December 04, 2012 in Des Moines West, Obituaries

November 23, 1918 – November 30, 2012

Louise Salstrom

Florence “Louise” Salstrom, 94, passed from this life on Friday, November 30, 2012 at Heritage Manor Care Center in Newton, Iowa. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel with burial following at the Masonic Cemetery in Des Moines. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service on Wednesday.

Louise was born on November 23, 1918 in Sioux City, Iowa, to John and Mary (Riedeman) Wilson. She graduated from Sioux City Central High School. She married Edward Salstrom on July 5, 1941, in Kansas City, MO. Louise has lived in Des Moines since 1939. She co-owned Salstrom’s Jewelers from 1951 until she retired in 1981. Louise was President of the Quota Club, Women’s Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church.

Louise is survived three nephews, Peter and John Schandorff of Saint Louis, MO; and Dr. Mark Schandorff (Patsy) of Lynch Station, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; parents John and Mary Ann Wilson, brother, John L. Wilson, and sister, Margaret Schandorff.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Louise’s name to a charity of the donor’s choice. Online condolences may be sent to


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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