Funeral services for Mr. Wayne Salton, 76 of Dickens will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008 at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service.
Order of the Easter Star and Masonic Service will be held following the funeral service at the First Christian Church.
Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.
Graveside military service will be held by the American Legion Glen Pedersen Post No. 1.
Wayne passed away Saturday, Oct. 25, 2008 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn.
Wayne Everett Salton, the son of Clair and Grace Hersom Salton, was born Aug. 23, 1932 on the family farm in Dickens. He received his early education and graduated from the Gillett Grove High School in 1950. He entered the United States Army in 1953 and was stationed in Germany, while there he drove the mail truck until his honorable discharge in 1955.
Wayne married Doris Elkin on Nov. 17, 1957, at the First Christian Church in Spencer. Following their marriage, they farmed two miles north of Gillett Grove. In 1963, they moved to a farm three miles north of Gillett Grove where Wayne continued to milk cows and farmed. In 1999, Wayne and Doris were nominated as Clay Cattlemen of the year. Wayne was an active member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star, First Christian Church, where he served on the Church Board and as an Elder.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Harold, Don, Gene and Bob; and one brother-in-law, George Alger.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Doris of Dickens; three daughters: Bev Dudziak and her husband, Norm of Dickens, Denise Salton of Spencer and Nancy Salton of Dickens; grandchildren; great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Alger of Dickens; and two sisters-in-law: Barbara Salton of Spencer and June Salton of Alta.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.