Doris L. Sundall Salton

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Doris L. Sundall Salton, 89, of Ruthven, passed away Friday, April 2, 2010, at the Ruthven Community Care Center.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 7, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven with Rev. Luther Thoresen officiating.

Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, Ruthven.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Ruthven.

Doris Loraine Selmyhr, daughter of Arthur and Ida (Dahl) Selmyhr, was born January 11, 1921 in Colfax, Wis. Following the death of her mother, she was raised by her foster parents, Carl and Gunda Nelson. She attended school in Wisconsin graduating in 1939. Doris then attended Luther Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1943. Doris married Lloyd Sundall on Oct. 8, 1944, in Bremerton, Wash. To this union two sons were born. The couple farmed near Ruthven. Doris was a nurse at the Spencer Hospital and did public health for Palo Alto and Clay Counties. Following Lloyd's death in 1989, Doris moved into Ruthven. She later married Ken Salton on Aug. 6, 1999, at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven.

Doris was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven, where she held various offices in the women's organizations, locally and in the conference, as well as serving on the church council. She served on the Ruthven Care Center Board and was a volunteer. She was a member of the Red Hat Club.

Doris is survived by her husband, Ken Salton of Ruthven; sons, Larry (Pat) of Estherville and Robert (Bonnie) of Ruthven; stepchildren, Linda (Bud) Browne and Larry (Marty) Salton; granddaughter, Tina (Jon) Dauzat of Norfolk, Va.; brother, G.L. Selmyher; sisters-in-law, Jean Lind, Barbara Nelson, Alice Fullmer, Phylis Dittman, and Evelyn Sundall; brother-in-law, Don Sundall.

She was preceded in death by her parents; foster parents; husband, Lloyd; grandson, Steven Sundall; and brother, Warren Nelson.

Arrangements are being handled by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home