Edward W. Salo Sr.Edward W. Salo Sr., longtime Superior and town of Lakeside resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.
Edward W. Salo Sr., longtime Superior and town of Lakeside resident, died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at the Lighthouse of Superior.
He was born June 8, 1920, in the town of Lakeside to David and Hulda (Maansaari) Salo and lived most of his life in the town of Lakeside.
He married Agnes Pellinen, his partner, best friend and the love of his life on March 12, 1941, and celebrated 65 years of marriage before she passed away Dec. 28, 2006.
He worked with the Civilian Conservation Corps.
He served in the United States Army from November 1942 to November 1945. Ed was stationed with the 9th Armored division, where he participated in the Battle of the Bulge and capturing the Remagen Bridge.
He was employed with the section crew of the Great Northern Railroad at the B and B Ore Docks for 20 years and then was employed as a warehouseman for Lakehead Constructors for 20 years.
Ed was a life member of the VFW Post 847, Retired Senior Volunteer Program and the Teamsters Local 346. He enjoyed spending time with his family, playing bingo, dancing, fishing, traveling, hunting and loved playing practical jokes on family and friends.
He is survived by one sister, Hazel Salo, Superior; four daughters, Janice (Robert) Whittaker, Georgetown, Texas, Gloria (David) Sloan, Superior, Dianna (Dennis) Cooke, Proctor, and Elizabeth (John) Stupak, Eau Claire, Wis.; two sons, Edward Salo Jr., Superior, and Dean (Joanne) Salo, South Range; nine grandchildren, Patricia Sloan, Superior, James Whittaker, Tulsa, Okla., Jodie (Karl) Johnson, Duluth, Troy (Maria) Adolfson, Duluth, Patrick (Carrie Jo) Cooke, Proctor, Shane Salo, Superior, Jenny (John) Rackliffe, Cloquet, Danielle (Paul) Hammond, South Range, and Jonathan Fechner, U.S. Navy, stationed in Japan; 18 great-grandchildren, Christina, Michael, Matthew, Zachary, Antony, Nicolas, Joshua, Jesse, Peytra, Alexandra, Ty, Chelsea, Derek, Tyler, Kaylee, Belle, Maddisyn and Jennifer.
In addition to his wife Agnes, Ed is preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers, Art, Reino, Walter, Roy, Frank, Carl and Eino Salo.
Visitation begins at 2 until the 4 p.m. memorial service Thursday, Feb. 3 in Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home with Lay Minister Gary Banker of Concordia Lutheran Church, officiating.
Ed’s family would like to send a special thanks to all the staff and residents at the Lighthouse of Superior.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the Amnicon Senior Citizens Center in South Range.
Send a condolence or sign the online guest book at www.lenroot-maetzold.com.