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Alene Satterlund (Schorn)

Alene Satterlund (Schorn)

Alene Satterlund (Schorn), 89, of Grantsburg, WI passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018 at the Burnett Medical Center in Grantsburg. Alene was born July 2, 1928 in River Falls, Wisconsin, first child of Marion Alene (Gibson) and Alvin Martin Schorn. Alene enjoyed growing up on the family farm near River Falls and often shared memories of her childhood. She enjoyed learning in school and remained friends with many of her classmates throughout the years. After graduating high school in 1946, Alene worked as a cook for a wealthy family near Lake Minnetonka. In the fall of 1946, Alene started college at River Falls. While at a college mixer, she met a young veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp, Russell Satterlund, he was a pilot. The couple were married on August 15, 1947 in River Falls, Wisconsin. After their wedding, Russ and Alene continued to live in River Falls while Russell attended college under the G.I. Bill and Alene worked at Smeads Factory. In 1949, Russ and Alene moved to Grantsburg, Wisconsin. Alene worked for a short time in the office of the hospital in Grantsburg while Russell taught at the High School and later became Principal. After retirement in 1983, the couple would spend the winter months near Donna, Texas but continued to call Grantsburg home for the remainder of their lives. Alene had three children of whom she was very proud; Stephen, a skillful hunter, Eric an accomplished musician and Rebecca a talented seamstress. Alene enjoyed spending time with family and researching family history. She enjoyed traveling and visiting with relatives whenever the opportunity arose. She was a voracious reader, often staying up until the wee hours of the morning to finish a story. She loved to work crossword puzzles and sew, knit and crochet. Alene was a wonderful homemaker and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be remembered for the stories she loved to tell, her attention to details and her always welcoming and friendly smile. Alene is survived by her children: Stephen (Andrea) of Barron, WI, Eric (Pamela) of Grantsburg, WI and Rebecca Stelton of Forest Lake, MN; five grandchildren: Erika, Julie, David, Dawn and Stephen; ten great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members. Alene was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell Satterlund; brothers, Larry and Jack Schorn; sister, Karen Hastings; and son-in-law, Steven Stelton. The family would like to thank Shirley Baker for her kindness and the help she provided for Mom the last few years. A family gathering and celebration of life to honor Alene is planned for spring. ~ "Nothing Dies That Is Remembered" ~ Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home, Grantsburg, WI. Online condolences may be expressed at