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Kenneth Salton

Sunday, June 17, 2012
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Zion Lutheran Church
Ruthven, IA

Monday, June 18, 2012
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
Ruthven, IA

In Loving Memory of
Kenneth P. Salton
October 30, 1920 ~ June 14, 2012

Zion Lutheran Church
Ruthven, Iowa
Monday, June 18, 2012, 10:30 A.M.

Rev. Tom Summerfield

Carol Ayers

Lisa Salton

George Koenig
Linda Currans
Harold Gross
Gilson Riecke
Bill Nelson
Bob Broadie
Matthew Salton
Marissa Salton
Mitchell Salton
Mallory Salton
Cole Salton
Kenna Salton
Kara Salton
Riley Miller
Dawson Miller
Dalton Miller

Paul Salton
Sara Simpson
Greg Salton
Warren Browne
Kristen Miller
Eben Salton
Jerry Gross

Crown Hill Cemetery
Ruthven, Iowa

Kenneth Paul Salton, son of W.A. and Ida Marie (Johnson) Salton, was born October 30, 1920 in Ruthven, Iowa. He began his education at Logan Township Elementary School and graduated Salutatorian of his class from Gillett Grove High School in 1938.

On February 10, 1944 Kenneth was united in marriage to Lois Brinkley at Zion Lutheran Church in Ruthven. They farmed in Logan Township for 39 years, retiring to Ruthven, Iowa in 1983. After moving to town, Kenny continued to farm, and he planted corn for 75 consecutive years. He was a conscientious steward of the land and felt most content when he was driving a tractor.

Kenny’s enjoyment of the outdoors went beyond farming, including fishing and hunting. He was also an accomplished baseball player, playing on the Gillett Grove High School Team and the Ruthven Town Team. He was a life-long baseball and softball fan, especially enjoying his granddaughters’ games at Buena Vista University. Kenny found great enjoyment in reading and in composing and reciting poetry.

From the 1950’s through the 1980’s, Kenny served on various school boards, including the Gillett Grove and South Clay School Boards and served as President of both. He was also a board member of the Area 3 Education Agency. From 1985 until 2000, Kenny served on the Planning Committee and then as Board President of the Ruthven Community Care Center. Kenny was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church for 91 years, holding the office of President of Congregation, Church Farm Manager and Trustee. Kenny was also a member of Clay County Zoning Commission.

Kenneth passed away Thursday, June 14, 2012, en route to the Palo Alto County Hospital in Emmetsburg, Iowa at the age of 91. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Lois; brothers, John, William and Sandy Salton; sister, Helen Anderson; and his second wife, Doris.

He is survived by his children, K. Larry Salton and his wife, Marti of Ruthven, Iowa and Linda Salton and her husband, Bud Browne of Dallas, Texas; five grandchildren: Paul Salton and wife Sheila of Spencer; Kristen Miller and husband Trevor of Carlisle, Iowa; Greg Salton and wife Erin of Omaha, Nebraska; Sara Simpson and husband Travis of Des Moines; and Warren Browne and fiancé Dana Burke of Dallas, Texas; ten great grandchildren; a sister, Doris Treimer of Hartley, Iowa; sisters-in-law, Darlene Embry of Spencer, Iowa, Pat Gross of Spencer, Iowa and Natalie Salton of Webb, Iowa; as well as many other relatives and friends.

Arrangements by Martin-Mattice Funeral Home

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