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Robert R. "Bob" Salter

December 17, 1931 — January 6, 2017

Robert Roy “Bob” Salter, age 85 of Fond du Lac, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017 at the St. Francis Home. He was born in Fond du Lac on December 17, 1931 to Roy and Laura (Wietor) Salter. Bob’s youth was spent working on the family farm located south of Fond du Lac on Kelley Road. He graduated from Fond du Lac High School in 1949. On March 4, 1952, Bob was drafted into the U.S. Army. A veteran of the Korean War, he was a truck driver attached to the 82nd Engineering Pipeline Company, serving until February 19, 1954. On July 3, 1954, he married Jean Meyn at St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac. She preceded him in death on September 19, 1995.

He worked several years at both Wells Manufacturing and Giddings & Lewis (G&L) and was also a farm hand. Bob and Jean bought Fritz Behnke’s farm in 1972. By the late 1970’s, he was farming full-time until retiring to take care of his ailing wife. Bob enjoyed all things Wisconsin; polka dancing, the Green Bay Packers, brats and ice cream, and the outdoors. He also liked the Old West, especially Gary Cooper movies.

Bob will be sadly missed by his daughter, Judi Salter (Gregg Owens); his step-grandchildren, Evan Owens (Melissa Engel), Megyn (Derek) Stroup, Rhiannon Owens (Ben Smith); his great-grand girls, Ava Owens, Alieyah Buck, Bella Stroup and Emma Stroup; his brother, James T. Salter; a sister, Carol (George) Stanchfield; a sister-in-law, Eileen Ganter; special friend Elaine Tagliapietra; and many friends, nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Bob was preceded in death by parents; his wife’s parents, Erwin and Augusta Meyn; 3 brothers-in-law, Calvin Geisthardt, Donald Meyn and Carl Ganter; 2 sisters-in-law, Jane Geisthardt and Pat Salter; 2 nieces, Colleen Meyn and Mary (Stanchfield) Meinke; and a nephew-in-law, John Kelley.

Visitation for Bob will be held from 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM on Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave. in Fond du Lac. A memorial service will follow at 7:00 PM with Rev. Neal Radichel officiating. Interment in Bethel Cemetery will occur at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Agnesian Healthcare and the staff at both the St. Francis Home and Terrace for the wonderful care Bob received.

Bob's easy-going manner and laid-back attitude will be missed by all who knew him.

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

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