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Margaret Sallstrom

Margaret Sallstrom, age 93, of Winthrop passed away Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. Memorial service were held on Friday, January 6, 2023, 11:00 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery. Clergy officiating was Pastor Erik Karlson. Organist was Loretta Albrecht. Special music by Luxie Jasinski. Congregational hymns sung were “Borning Cry”, “Children Of The Heavenly Father”, and “Softly And Tenderly.” Margaret is survived by her: husband, Ray; 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. 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. Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at<>

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