WINTHROP - Delpha Sallstrom, age 85, of Winthrop, passed away Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in Winthrop.
Celebration of Life will be Saturday, January 18, at 2 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop, with Pastor Kimberly Swanson-Buffie officiating. Interment will be in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be Friday, January 17, from 4-8 p.m. at the Dalin-Hantge Chapel in Winthrop.
Delpha Leola (Ebert) Sallstrom was born on June 26, 1928, in Gaylord, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Fred and Selma (Wille) Ebert. Delpha was baptized as an infant at St. John's Lutheran Church, Mountville, Dryden Township, Sibley County, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. She attended Immanuel Lutheran Parochial School through 8th grade. After graduating from Gaylord High School she worked at the Sibley County Welfare office.
On June 17, 1950, Delpha was united in marriage to the love of her life John Sallstrom at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Gaylord. They farmed for many years in Cornish Township near Winthrop and that is where they raised their four children. When John retired from farming in 1993, they moved to the city of Winthrop. John passed away on April 24, 2000, only two months before their Golden Anniversary.
Delpha continued to work outside of the home and proudly retired from Hands, Inc. in Winthrop, at the age of 77.
During her life she enjoyed family time, playing bridge with her dear friends, entertaining, gardening, canning, reading, sewing and hardanger needlework. Delpha was an avid sports fan and loved watching the Twins and Gophers.
She was a loving woman devoted to her family, church and community. Her life lessons will be passed on for many generations and she will be missed by all who knew her. Blessed be her memory.
Delpha is survived by her daughter, Mary Evans and husband Rand; son, Kevin Sallstrom and wife Susan; daughter, Carol Stinar and husband Joseph; daughter-in-law, Mary Sallstrom; grandchildren, Emily Sallstrom, Grant Sallstrom, Laura Klint and husband Alex, Megan McKenney and husband Timothy, John Evans and wife Jessica, Jeffrey Evans, Jack Sallstrom and wife Sydney, Reed Sallstrom and Thomas Stinar; brothers-in-law, Ray Sallstrom and wife Margaret, and Robert Sallstrom; nieces, nephews, cousins and many great friends.
Delpha was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Selma Ebert; husband, John Sallstrom; son Craig Sallstrom; brother, Harlan Ebert and his wife Kathy; and sister-in-law Barb Sallstrom.
Arrangements by Dalin-Hantge Chapel in Winthrop, Minnesota. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com Please click on obituaries and guest book.