Evelyn I. Salo

Published Tuesday, June 7, 2005 1:04:35 PM Central Time
Ironwood Daily Globe

IRONWOOD -- Evelyn I. Salo, 85, of Ironwood, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, in Marquette.

She was born on Nov. 12, 1919, in Ironwood Township, daughter of the late Gust and Elizabeth (Mattson) Abramson. She had resided in Ironwood Township most of her life. Evelyn attended Montreal and Roosevelt schools.

Evelyn was a member of the 4H Dairy Club and the leader of various projects in 4H. She worked in Detroit at Women's Hospital, and in Chicago at Campbell's Soup Co. in the can department. She later worked at the Netz Glove Factory and the Abramson Mink Ranch.

Evelyn was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ironwood, where she was in the choir and in circles, and did quilting and volunteer work. She loved knitting and gardening.

On Dec. 16, 1943, she was united in marriage to George Salo at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ironwood, by the Rev. Herman Matero. George preceded her in death in 1990.

She is survived by one son, Dennis (Susie), of Baytown, Texas; one daughter, Doris Pelton, of Fort Pierce, Fla.; four grandchildren, Diana (Timothy) Dayney, Ann Arbor, Mich.; Wendy (Richard) Niemi, Spring Creek, Nev.; Denise (Clinton) Davis, Houston, Texas; Christopher Salo, an E3 stationed on the USS Juneau in the U.S. Navy in Sasebo, Japan; two great-grandchildren, Spencer Niemi and Abbigail Dayney; and one brother, Clarence (Dottie) Abramson, Battle Ground, Wash.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by one brother, Kenneth Luther Abramson; one sister, Clara Soine; and one grandson, Michael Todd Salo.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 9, at 11 a.m., at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ironwood, with the Rev. Julie Ann Summers officiating.

Burial will be in Sunset Acres Cemetery in Ironwood Township.

Visitation will be Thursday at the church, from 10 a.m. until service time.

Pallbearers will be Graydon Blank, Dale Kangas, John Neuman, Butch Suoke, Carl Vaara and John Minkin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ironwood.

Arrangements are by Range Funeral Service Inc., Ketola-Burla Funeral Home of Ironwood.

Evelyn was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, who will be missed by all who knew her.