In Memory of

Elaine E. Saliger

September 15, 1956 - July 23, 2023
From: Farnhamville, IA | Originally: Farnhamville, IA

Farnhamville- Elaine E. Saliger, 66, passed away Sunday, July 23, 2023 at her home. 

A graveside service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 26, 2023 in Evergreen Cemetery in Lohrville led by Pastor Doug Rushton of New Covenant Church. A visitation will be 11:00 AM Wednesday until 1:30 PM at Palmer Funeral Home, Gowrie. 

Elaine is survived by her husband Martin Abrahams of Farnhamville, stepson Boyd (Shelly) Saliger of Lohrville, step grandsons Keegan and Mason Goodwin of Gowrie, past son in law Matt Goodwin, and siblings Pete (Sherrill) Jorgensen of Gowrie and Alan (Mary) Jorgensen of Farnhamville. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Lester and Helen (Kilmer) Jorgensen, husband Leo Saliger, and sister Corrine Jackson. 

Elaine Eva Jorgensen was born on September 15, 1956 in Fort Dodge. She was raised and educated in Farnhamville, graduating from Cedar Valley High School. On December 14, 1992 she was united in marriage to Leo Saliger. The couple farmed and operated Saliger Trucking for many years. Leo passed away in 2017. Elaine also worked for Greene County Medical Center Public Health until retiring in 2019. On December 10, 2021 she was united in marriage to Martin Abrahams. She loved entertaining family and friends and she enjoyed baking goodies for everyone. She was a hard worker and took care of the cattle on the farm and could be found bouncing up and down as she rode the lawn mower tending the yard. She was a meticulous book keeper and never forgot a birthday. She loved her grandchildren above all else and will be dearly missed by those who knew her.

Memorials may be left to family discretion.

Graveside Service
July 26, 2023
Wednesday - 2:00 PM
Pastor Doug Rushton
July 26, 2023
Wednesday - 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
Palmer Funeral Home
Gowrie, Iowa
Evergreen Cemetery
Lohrville, Iowa


Wednesday, July 26, 2023 at 11:08 AM
“So sorry to hear of Elaine's passing. I remember it seemed as if every time I saw her, she had a smile on her face. And she was always so friendly.”
- Bob and Lois Carlson

Tuesday, July 25, 2023 at 1:03 PM
“So sorry to learn of Elaine's passing. She is now released from her pain and suffering and has restored health in God's Heaven. She fought the good fight, and as difficult as it was to see her decline, ultimately God knew best and that he needed this sweet, unassuming person and rewarded her with eternal life. Rest in the arms of the angels, Elaine.
- Shari (Ewing) Everhart

Monday, July 24, 2023 at 10:01 PM
“Uncle Leo & Aunt Elaine were always a huge part of my life. It broke my heart when Uncle Leo passed away. I was very thankful when Martin stepped in toElaine’s life & become such a doting husband! Elaine truly deserved that!”
- Rebecca Sexton

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