Eben Junction – Edwin
Jalmer Jalonen, 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 41 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 58 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, S.C., and Lynn (Rob) Lundquist of Munising; grandchildren Joseph (Roxie Kule) Jalonen, Alvin (Loni) Billig, Benjamin (Emily) Lundquist, and Adam (Patricia Osorio DeBrito) Lundquist; greatgrandchildren – Kirshna Billig, Kathreen Billig, Tommy Jalonen, Danny Jalonen, and Adeline Lundquist; sister Lenore Waldo of Howell, Mich.; 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 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 Pine Grove Cemetery in Chatham in the spring. His obituary and online tribute wall may be found at bowermanfuneralhome.net.