WAKEFIELD — Phyllis M. (Reynolds) Salmon, 94, Wakefield, died Aug. 22, 2023, at the Wakefield Care Center. Visitation and a prayer service were Aug. 25 at Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home. The funeral was Aug. 26 at Salem Lutheran Church, Wakefield. The burial was in the Concord Cemetery, Concord. Memorials are suggested to Salem Lutheran Church or the Concord Cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of Munderloh-Smith Funeral Home, Wakefield. Phyllis was born Dec. 5, 1928, in Dixon County, to Lewis W. and Grace Elizabeth (Tuttle) Reynolds. Phyllis married Merle Rubeck, son of Al and Esther Rubeck, Concord, June 22, 1947. They were blessed with five kids, Randall, Marcia, Paul, Darwin and Mark. Phyllis and Merle were married for 53 years before Merle’s passing at the age of 74 in 2000.
She married Kenneth Salmon, an old high school friend, July 25, 2008. Phyllis is survived by her children, Randall Rubeck, Marcia (Jim) Holmstedt, Paul (Nancy) Rubeck, all of Grove, Okla.; Darwin ( Kathi) Rubeck, Greta; Mark Rubeck, Wakefield; eight grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous stepgrandchildren; and stepgreat-grandchildren; brother, Marlin Reynolds, Wakanda, S.D., and his three children and three stepchildren and their families; two sisters-in-law; and many family members and friends.
Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; two sistersin- law; one great-grandson; one stepgreat-grandson; and her mother and father-in-law.