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Ashley, ND-Memorial service for Phyllis Salzer, 81, of Ashley will be 2:00 pm, Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at Zion Lutheran Church in Ashley.  The Rev. Alvin Beyer will officiate.

Private family burial will be in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Phyllis died November 8, 2019 at Ashley Medical Center.

Phyllis was born May 7, 1938 to Jacob and Irene (Merkel) Iszler at Eureka, SD.  She grew up in the Danzig and Lehr, ND area.  She attended country school and worked with her family on the farm.

Phyllis was united in marriage to John “Johnny” Salzer Jr. on June 23, 1957 in Grace Lutheran Church at Lehr, ND.  They made their home and worked in Ashley their entire life.  Phyllis enjoyed working at Ashley Clinic and together in 1978, Johnny and Phyllis purchased and started JP Lounge, operating that business for 13 years.  She later worked at the local restaurant for several years.  She was an accomplished piemaker and people would drive many miles to enjoy her pies she had made at the restaurant.

Her hobbies were bowling in her earlier years, reading novels, knitting and going to rummage sales.  Phyllis and Johnny loved to travel and made sure they made time for their road trips.  Phyllis was a member of Zion Lutheran Church and a former member of Homemakers and Birthday Club.  Phyllis’s children always came first in her life.  She enjoyed cooking family favorite meals when everyone gathered.

Phyllis is survived by her sons, Scott (Dorice) Salzer and Todd (Deborah) Salzer, both of Dickinson, ND and Mark Salzer of Eureka, SD; two grandchildren, Jacqueline (Cory) Randle and Courtney (Brook) Maier, both of Bismarck, ND; five great-grandchildren, Max, Gus, Afton, Ellis and Romey and special niece, Deb (Mike) Doede of Inver Grove Heights, MN.

Preceding Phyllis in death were her parents, husband, Johnny (3-13-2018) and one brother, Charles Iszler.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Ashley Medical Center.

Carlsen Funeral Home of Ashley has been entrusted with arrangements.