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Ellen M. Salter

March 6, 1925 August 16, 2018
Ellen  M. Salter
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Ellen M. Salter, 93, a longtime resident of Lake Forest, died August 16, 2018 at Lake Forest Place. Mrs. Salter was born on March 6th ,1925 in Currie Minnesota. She received a bachelor’s degree in Library Science from College of St. Catherine, in St. Paul, MN and her master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI.
Mrs. Salter’s career as a Librarian took her many places. She worked at the University of Notre Dame Library, the Missouri State Library in Jefferson City, MO, on a Book Mobile in Wanatchee Washington and in Brookfield Wisconsin. While working as a civilian librarian for the Department of Army in Sendai Japan, she met her future husband Dr. Edwin Salter who was stationed there as a Captain in the U.S. Medical Corps. They were married in 1962 and settled in Lake Forest. After raising her children, she returned to library work for 18 years at the Lake Forest Academy
She is survived by her children David (Julie) Salter and Dr. Mary (Candy) Roberts-Salter and grandchildren Luis, Carlos, Megan and Emily. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Edwin C. Salter.
Funeral Mass 10AM, Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the Church of St. Mary, 175 E. Illinois Rd., Lake Forest, IL 60045. Interment will be in Currie, MN. Memorials may be made to Mary Barrows New Hope scholarship fund Lake Forest Place 1100 Pembridge Drive, Lake Forest, IL 60045. Info Wenban Funeral Home, (847) 234-0022 or

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Church of St. Mary

175 East Illinois Road
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Church of St. Mary
175 East Illinois Road Lake Forest 60045 IL

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