Marvin Edmund Salmonson, 85, a longtime resident of New Ipswich passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Catholic Medical Center from complications from cancer surgery surrounded by his loving family.
Marvin was born December 23, 1931 in Toad Lake, Minnesota, the son of Olaf Salmonson and Ida (Yliniemi) Salmonson. He attended a one room school house and worked on the family farm in Toad Lake. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean Conflict in the 11th Airborne Division, training as a ski paratrooper at Camp Hale, Leadville, Colorado. He married Martha (Somero) Salmonson June 8, 1955 in Wolf Lake, Minnesota, moving to New Ipswich in 1957. He worked as a papermaker at Fitchburg Paper Mill and then many years at Seppala & Aho Construction Company in several management positions. Marvin served several years as a “special” on the New Ipswich Police Department. He enjoyed many years of coaching and umpiring Little League baseball and was an adult leader for Boy Scout Troop 26. Marvin was a member of the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church in New Ipswich, putting his hope in his savior Christ Jesus.
In addition to his parents, Marvin was predeceased by his two brothers, Harold and George.
Marvin is survived by his wife of 61 years, Martha Salmonson of New Ipswich; his three children: Jeffrey Salmonson and his wife Ellen of New Ipswich, Dean Salmonson and his wife Julie of Ishpeming, Michigan and Daniel Salmonson and his wife Gail of Merrimack, New Hampshire and his sister Fay Vaisvila of Buffalo Grove, Illinois. He will also be missed by his 12 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
Calling hours/visitation will be Sunday, January 1, 2017 from 4:00 PM until 7:00 PM in the Cournoyer Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 33 River Street (Rte. 202) Jaffrey, NH 03452.
A funeral service will take place on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Independent Apostolic Lutheran Church, 34 Beechwood Road, New Ipswich, NH 03071, with a reception after the service. Burial will take place in the spring.
For those who wish, memorial contributions be made in Marvin’s name to a local charity of your choice.