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Obituary for Wayne Paul Salveson

Wayne Paul  Salveson
Wayne Paul Salveson passed away May 29, 2018. He was born September 25, 1934 to Herman and Ellen. He had 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He married Joyce, Fern and Claudia. He worked in the Sheet and Metal business and became a popular cowboy singer. He had 2 sons and added another family of 11 along with Claudia’s two. Funeral Services will be June 9 at 11 a.m. at Faith Chapel. A musical jam session in Wayne’s honor will be at 2 p.m. at the Shrine.
Wayne passed away at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Montana of pulmonary fibrosis. He was born in Lodge Grass. He grew up with two brothers and two sisters and an uncle.
He is survived by Mary Ellen {Larry} Mollerstuen, Teena {Terry} Kennedy and Uncle Joe. From his first marriage to Joyce he had two sons, the youngest being Wes. He then married Fern and was a great to father to her 11 children, Laurie, Melania, Pat, Mike, Carrie Lynn, Rob, Steve, Cliff, Lisa, Eric and Donald. He also claimed many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Lastly, he married Claudia Melcher on July 25, 2015 and became a second father to Ed {Ann} Kim Logan {Jim} and a grandfather to Dillon {Melinia} and Erica White.
He was raised on farms in Roundup and Shepherd and loved to drive tractor, ride horses and motorcycles, but he always wanted to be cowboy singer. He became that Country Western singer and was renown throughout cowboy country. Claudia and Wayne met playing music and enjoyed 6 happy years playing music together as Country Gold wherever, with whoever and whenever. Wayne played and sang in the United States including but not limited to Cody, Laurel, Billings, Nashville, and overseas in Germany and Russia. He also made a recording in Nashville called Bend of the River. He had many bands and many country friends. He called everyone by name. His voice was phenomenal and loved by all. Wayne loved to tell jokes, mostly Norwegian. He had a serious motorcycle accident in 2011 and made a miraculous comeback. He didn’t get to ride again but in May got to see is beloved Goldwing his brother-in-law restored in Washington. He always wanted one more ride.
He became a born again Christian and shared his Love and need of Jesus with everyone he could.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Herman and Ellen, and brothers Jack and Butch and sister Barbara Jean Kent.

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