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  • ID: I049722
  • Name: Mary Lillian Salto
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 2 NOV 1910 in LaGrande Twp., Douglas Co., MN
  • Death: 15 MAY 2008 in Alexandria, Douglas Co., MN
  • Reference Number: 49722
  • Note:
    2016, Alexandria, Douglas Co., MN, Obituary
    Mary Lillian Salto was born on November 2, 1910, the daughter of Theodore and Selma (Mattson) Salto in La Grande Township. She died on Thursday, May 15, 2008 at Sharon’s Senior Care in Alexandria at the age of 97 years old.
    Mary was baptized and confirmed at East Moe Lutheran Church. She attended country school in Districts #47 and 88. After her schooling she worked at the Alexandria Hotel and also for area families doing childcare and domestic chores. In November of 1938, Norma and Norman (“The Twins”) were born. Mary loved her family and her life. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, and gardening. In 1991, she moved into the Bethal Manor apartments. She enjoyed playing cards, having coffee at the coffee shop and “girls day out Fridays”, which was hair do’s, lunch, and shopping.
    For the past three years, Mary resided at Sharon?s Senior Care facility, where she kept busy crocheting doilies for her family and friends. She also liked to play Bingo and her girls day out. She was always game for a Sunday afternoon ride, which would consist of a stop at McDonalds for burgers and Mary’s Apple Pie along with short visits with family and friends.
    Mary’s family and friends will remember her for her “Get it Done” attitude, good sense of humor and her kindness to everyone. We thank her for all she taught us and the joy she brought to our lives.
    She was preceded in death by her parents, sister and brother-in-law Annie (Delphin) Wesen, brother Orvin Salto, grandson Zachary Salto, and son-in-law John Blankenship.
    She is survived by her children; Norman (Bonnie) Salto of Alexandria; Norma Blankenship of Brandon, MN; grandchildren Ted Salto of Alexandria; Tim (Stephine) Salto of Long Prairie, MN; Tom (Angie) Salto of Alexandria; Teresa (Mike) Harstad of Parkers Prairie, MN; Karmen Myers of Crestline OH; Greg Blankenship of Brandon, MN; Great Grandchildren Hannah Salto, Chelsey Salto, Johnny Salto, Blaine Wheeler, Brittany Tripp, Elizabeth Harstad, Chris (Marissa) Clever, Tiffany (Eric) Petersen; great great granddaughters Trinity Petersen, Sophia Petersen, and Madilyn Clever.
    A Funeral Service was held on Wednesday, May 21, 2008 at Bethany Chapel with the Reverend Dane Werley Compton officiating. Interment was in the East Moe Lutheran Cemetery. Casket Bearers were Tim Salto, Tom Salto, Ted Salto, Dennis Wesen, Rick Sethney, and Harlan Svee. Honorary Casket Bearers were all of Mary’s grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and the employees of Sharon’s Senior Services.
    From: Diane Renfrow dhrenfrow(at)

    Marriage 1 James Boyd Trollope b: 2 FEB 1900 in Wilber, NE
      1. Has Children Living Salto
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