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Martha Salin

01/25/1925 - 12/19/2020

Martha Maria (Lahti) Salin, 95, of Virginia, died Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Edgewood Vista in Virginia.

Martha was born January 25, 1925 to Thomas and Maria (Waltanen) Lahti in Mountain Iron. She was a graduate of Cherry School and went to San Diego and worked as a Rosie the Riveter.  She then went to Junior College and finished with a master’s degree in teaching at Bemidji. She married her husband, Henry E. Salin, June 14, 1947.

She was a grade schoolteacher in Cherry, Cotton, and Cook and retired in 1983.

Martha enjoyed many hobbies such as gardening, sewing, puzzles, photography, and astronomy to name a few.  She traveled often around the states but her most exciting trip was when she went to Australia and New Zealand.

She was a long-time member of Messiah Lutheran Church and Wolf Homemakers.

Martha is survived by her two sons, Gary (Janet) Salin of Sun City West, AZ and Don Salin of Mt. Iron; her grandchildren, Lori (Dave) Mazzeo of Iron, Brenda Versich of Hibbing, Gena (James) Mace of Wadell, AZ, and Paul (Sara) Thompson of Gilbert; 12 great grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 56 years, Henry Salin; four brothers and her sister.

Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia.


2 thoughts on “Martha Salin”

  1. Dave Klander says:

    Sorry to hear of the passing of Martha. She was always so friendly and welcoming. I always enjoyed talking to her and Henry ,as they had such great personalities and were a lot of fun.They were good people ,and will leave many good memories for the people lucky enough to have known them. Rest In Peace Martha.

  2. mark kailanen says:

    My sympathies for the loss of a very special person.
    Martha would stop by my mother house on a regular basis and visit. Martha friendship & visits meant a lot to my mother because my mother was confined to a wheel chair in her home. The visits at my mother’s house, and Messiah Lutheran is where I got to know Martha. She was a caring, helpful, friendly person who is truly going to be missed. Rest in Peace Martha

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