Alvin N. Salo


IRON RIVER — Alvin N. Salo, 82, of Iron River, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at Aspirus Iron River Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born on Feb. 18, 1937, in Beechwood, son of the late John “Jack” and Esmeralda “Izzy” (Ask) Salo.

He served in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged.

Alvin married Marie Waligursky on March 28, 1959, in Stambaugh. The couple celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 2019.

He was employed as an iron miner for various mines in the Upper Peninsula.

He was a member of AMVETS Post 436.

He loved spending time in the woods and enjoyed cutting firewood and collecting classic cars, especially Model T’s.

Alvin is survived by his wife, Marie; children, Ronald (Jeanine) Salo of Mesa, Ariz., Lisa (Steve) Lohrey-Moln of Iron River, Randy (Sarah) Salo of Beechwood and Kim Salo of Appleton, Wis.; brother, Norman Salo of South Bend, Ind.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and by nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

His granddaughter Ella named him Grandpa Beechwood.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Dean and Dennis Salo; and sister, Arlene Schram.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Interment will be in Rosehill Cemetery.

Condolences may be expressed to the family of Alvin N. Salo online at www.jacobsfuneralhomeir.com.

Funeral arrangements by the Jacobs Funeral Home of Iron River.