Bernett Irene (Salven) Lincoln, 95, of Glenwood, died Feb. 9, 2013, at Hospice With Heart House in Glenwood. Services were Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood. Rev. Seth Kaiser officiated. There was open visitation at Peterson Mortuary in Glenwood. Interment was in the Glenwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hospice With Heart or Glen Haven Home.
Bernett was born May 21, 1917, in Cylinder, and was the first of four children of Bert and Annetta (Larson) Salven. She graduated from Cylinder High School in 1935, and attended Waldorf College at Forest City, from 1935-1937. She left college early to care for her father after her mother's death and later taught rural school in Cylinder.
Bernett first met Wayne Lincoln on a bus trip to the western states of Wyoming, Utah and Colorado with the Rural Youth Corp Organization (which was a young single adults group between 4-H and Farm Bureau that was abandoned during World War II, as there were no men). The girls were referred to as "Corn-Fed Lassies from Iowa."
In May of 1943, during WWII, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy
Waves and spent most of her service time at Treasure Island, Calif. Naval Hospital Unit and was honorably discharged. After WWII, she was united in marriage to Wayne Lincoln on June 20, 1945, in Emmetsburg. They moved to the farm in rural Pacific Junction where she was a homemaker and member of The Jolly Women's Club. To this marriage two children were born, Ivan Bert (died in infancy) and Evelyn Irene. For many years, Bernett was very active in Mills County 4-H leadership and a long-time member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Glenwood.
Upon retirement, Bernett and Wayne built a home and moved to Glenwood, where they resided until Wayne's death in 1999. Bernett was one of the charter residents in the assisted living Linnwood Estates, later moving to Glen Haven Home in Glenwood.
Preceding Bernett in death were her parents; brothers, Howard and Charles Salven; husband, Wayne Lincoln and son, Ivan. She is survived by her daughter, Evelyn Irene Hogan of Belton, Mo., one sister, Marie Kellenberger of Greensboro, N.C., and several nephews, one niece; extended relatives and a host of friends.