September 25, 1917 - October 26, 2006
ELLEN H. WALLIN, 89, passed away in Holt, MI. on Monday, Ocotber 23, 2006. She was born on September 25, 1917 in Summit, MI. Ellen graduated from L'Anse High School in 1936. She attended college in Los Angeles, then returned to L'Anse in 1938 and married William Wallin in 1941. She was a librarian for 30 years, retiring in 1980. She and her husband then traveled extensively, visiting all 50 states. After the death of her husband in 2000 she moved to Holt, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; parents Toivo and Matilda (Anander) Salonen; sister Eileen Ehlman of Chicago; brother George Salonen; sister Martha (Edgar) Philips of Los Angeles; brother William (Margaret) Salonen of L'Anse, niece June Mervar of L'Anse; ex son-in-law Robert Bowlus of Boon; and special friend L. Sam Roberts in Holt. She is survived by her daughters Jane Wallin of Holt, MI. and Lorna Wallin of Riverview, MI.; granddaughters Linda (Jeff) Kozacki of Kalamazoo, MI. and Elaine (Chuck) Gartland of Niles, MI.; great grandchildren, Hanna and John Kozacki, and Erika and Liam Gartland; nephew Paul (Diane) Ehlman of Chicago; nieces Ariel (Gwyn) Jones of Carlisle, MA and Della Jestila of L'Anse and special cousin Dolores (Clarence) Forcia of L'Anse. A memorial service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, Ocotber 26, 2006 at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel with visitation one hour prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to your local Humane Society in memory of Ellen Wallin. Interment will take place in the Baraga Cemetery. The Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse has been entrusted with local arrangments.
ELLEN H. WALLIN, 89, passed away in Holt, MI. on Monday, Ocotber 23, 2006. She was born on September 25, 1917 in Summit, MI. Ellen graduated from L'Anse High School in 1936. She attended college in Los Angeles, then returned to L'Anse in 1938... View Obituary & Service Information
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