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Edwin Jalmer Jalonen

May 17, 1935 — January 12, 2023

Eben Junction

Edwin Jalmer Jalonen, age 87, of Eben, died Thursday morning, January 12, 2023 at Medilodge of Munising where he had been receiving excellent care.  He was born on May 17, 1935 in Eben to Jalmer and Celia (Robertson) Jalonen.  Edwin grew up in Eben and graduated from Eben High School in 1953.  He immediately went to work at Kimberly Clark and had a forty-one year career where he had worked in Specialties, the Finishing Room, Machine Room, and worked as a foreman.  Edwin had married Beryl Moore on February 11, 1956 and together raised their three children.  They were married almost fifty-eight years when Beryl preceded him in death on December 8, 2013.  Edwin was a member of Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Eben Junction.

He is survived by his children – Stephen (Cara) Jalonen of Shingleton, Mark Jalonen of Fountain Inn, SC, and Lynn (Rob) Lundquist of Munising; grandchildren – Joseph (Roxie Kule) Jalonen, Alvin (Loni) Billig, Benjamin (Emily) Lundquist, and Adam (Patricia Osorio DeBrito) Lundquist; great-grandchildren – Kirshna Billig, Kathreen Billig, Tommy Jalonen, Danny Jalonen, and Adeline Lundquist; sister – Lenore Waldo of Howell, MI; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Edwin was preceded in death by his parents, wife Beryl, daughter-in-law Helen Jalonen, sisters Aileen Maki, Vivian Hakkola, and Elvira Stephens, and infant brother Bernhardt Jalonen.

Services will be held at the Calvary Free Lutheran Church in Eben on Saturday, January 28 , 2023.  Visitation will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.  Pastor Tom Schierkolk will officiate Edwin’s funeral at noon.  A fellowship luncheon will take place following the funeral.  Edwin will be buried at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 12:00 noon.

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Visitation

Saturday, January 28, 2023

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Saturday, January 28, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Graveside Service

Friday, May 19, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

Pine Grove Cemetery, Chatham

, Chatham, MI 49816

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