Salli Ann Looft Harmon age 69, passed away after a long battle with Parkinson’s Disease on June 2, 2022. Salli was born August 24, 1952 to Robert and Marylin (Jacobson) Looft in Story City, Iowa..

Salli was baptized September 28, 1952 at Bergen Lutheran Church in Roland, IA, and confirmed her faith April 17, 1965 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Ames Ia. She had been a member of St. John Lutheran in Clarinda, Ia, and was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran, Council Bluffs.

She was preceded in death by parents, Robert and Marylin Looft, grandparents, Nick and Lizzie Looft and Henry and Thora Jacobson, brother-in-law Rodney Jahn, and nephew Matthew Jahn.

Growing up, she lived in several Iowa towns: Roland, Volga, Ruthven, Clarinda, Ames, and Council Bluffs. She graduated in 1970 from Abraham Lincoln H.S. in Council Bluffs, Iowa State University in Ames with her BA, Buena Vista University, Council Bluffs Campus, with an additional BA, and University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls with her MA degree.

Salli taught pre-school, elementary, and special education classes in Rockford, IL, Missouri Valley, Clarinda, and Council Bluffs, IA for 35 years. She was devoted to teaching her young students, and there was no career for which she was better suited.

She married Jim Harmon and found joy as mother to Luke Harmon and “Grammie” to Isaac and Baxter Harmon.

Salli loved music, counted cross-stitch, cheering for the Cyclones and spending time with family.

She is survived by step-son Luke Harmon, Isaac and Baxter Harmon and their mother Lisa Harmon, all of Moscow, ID, sisters and brothers-in-law, Nanci and Jim Harskamp of Sioux Center, IA; Diane and Bob Machmuller of Council Bluffs, nieces and nephews Kyle (Lynne) Jahn and Emily (Robbie) Cundy all of Sioux Center, Andrew (Colene) Jahn, Ireton, IA; Suzy Jahn of Phoenix ;Chris (JoAnn) Machmuller and Amy (JT) Waggoner, all of Council Bluffs, and Sarah (Jonathan) Kramer, of Sergeant Bluff, IA; aunt, Betty Opsal of Clive, IA; and numerous cousins and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation Sunday 1:00pm to 2:00pm followed by funeral service at 2:00pm all at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. A meal and fellowship will follow at the Walnut Hill Reception Center. Interment 9:00am Monday at Ridgewood Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Early Childhood Center and the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Organ Fund, both in Council Bluffs, IA.