Margaret Sallstrom, age 93, of Winthrop passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington.
Memorial Service will be Friday, January 6, 2023, 11:00 A.M. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be from 10:00 A.M.-11:00 A.M., ALL at the church.
Margaret Ann (Monson) Sallstrom, age 93, of Winthrop, beloved wife, mother, and grandmother, was called to Eternal Rest on December 31, 2022, surrounded by her family. Margaret was born on December 27, 1929, in Bernadotte, Minnesota, the eldest daughter of Nemerd and Sigrid (Anderson) Monson. Margaret was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on May 21, 1944, at Bernadotte Lutheran Church. She received her education in Winthrop and was a graduate of the Winthrop High School Class of 1947.
On August 28, 1949, Margaret was united in marriage to Ray Sallstrom at Bernadotte Lutheran Church by the Reverend O.J. Erickson. This union was blessed with 73 years of marriage and three children. In her early years she did bookkeeping at the milk plant and coop. The couple lived on their farm in Bismarck Township, Sibley County, from 1949-1990. They then moved into Winthrop where their home quickly became a gathering place for family and friends to enjoy fellowship with treats and hot coffee for the next 30 years, until 2020.
Margaret had an impeccable talent for counted cross-stitching and blessed loved ones with her finished projects. She was very proud of her Swedish heritage and celebrated in many ways. She enjoyed summers at Lake Washington, playing Bridge, volunteering as camp “grandparents” at Green Lake Bible Camp, clowning with the Hutch Clown Club, traveling worldwide and many years of involvement with 4-H. Her community involvement included helping with election day, the bloodmobile, and volunteering with the kindergarten class. Margaret received the Winthrop Good Citizen Award in 2013. She was a member of First Lutheran Church in Winthrop, where she was involved in many church organizations. She cherished the time she spent with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren and will always be remembered for her incredible hospitality, a listening ear, and an encouraging word to all who knew her.
Margaret is survived by her:
Son, Dan and his wife, Kathy of Mankato;
Daughters, Leann Sallstrom of St Louis Park;
Jane Grams and her husband, Bill of rural Winthrop;
Grandchildren, Jill Sallstrom, Julie Sabin (Chad), Jenna Sallstrom (Pete Schletz), Jay Sallstrom (Clare), Melanie Adema, Joey Isaacson, Ashley Isaacson, Angela Mielke (Darin), Melissa Jasinski (Michael), Katie Hanson (Marc);
Great Grandchildren, Dylan Nichols, Braiden Henry, Gunnar and Gavin Sabin, Desi, Arianna and Avery Aguillon, Olivia and Marilyn Schletz, Carter and Quinn Sallstrom, Kayla and Jon Adema, Chase and Annika Mielke, Luxie and Kjerssa Jasinski, Kaitlyn, Maive and Knox Hanson;
Great Great Grandchild, Bennet Nichols;
Brothers-in-law, Jack Morris (Barb), Bob Sallstrom;
Sister-in-law, Carol Monson;
Nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Margaret is preceded in death by her Parents, Sigrid and Nemard Monson; Mother-in-law and Father-in-law, Ruth and Axel Sallsrom; two Sisters, Karen Morris, Elizabeth (Lou) and Bob Lind; Brother, Dale Monson, Sisters-in-law, Barb Sallstrom, Delpha and John Sallstrom; Edith and Merton Johnson; Infant Great-Grandson, Ranger Hanson.
Dave & Sheila Honl says
Our deepest sympathy to the Sallstrom family. Ray and Margaret were such great neighbors to us. May the family find comfort in the many memories they have.
Cheryl Messner says
We are so sorry for your loss. Margaret was a kind, sweet lady and we’ll always have fond memories of her from the lake.
Sonja Dutcher says
Leann and family, Sorry for the loss of your mother. It just makes the world more lonesome. “But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself.” Psalm 49:15.
Cindy And Dale Jackson says
We are so sorry for your loss. Margaret Ann always put a smile on my face when I would see her in the neighborhood and my dad loved the coffee sessions. What a wonderful soul!
Kaye Compart says
Ray and family, I read Margaret’s obituary and was immediately taken back to the old Minnesota Holstein days in late 70’s. What fond memories I have of Ray & Margaret! She always had a smile on her face and both of you so easy to visit with. My sympathy to you Ray, but you were lucky to have her for 73 years. Take care,
Kaye Simonsen Compart, Nicollet