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Francis Salo
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Birth: Sep. 24, 1911
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 2010
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA

Francis Salo, 98, of Cook died Thursday, July 15, 2010, at the Cook Nursing Home.

Francis was born in Embarrass to Tom and Katarina (Pukkila) Salo on Sept. 24, 1911. He grew up on the family farm and did logging work until his marriage to Lila Maki in 1932. They had five children: Wallace, Clarence, Gerald, Joyce and Jean. During their marriage he worked for the D.M.I.R. Railroad for 34 years. The last 12 years he was a patient in the Cook Nursing Home, where he enjoyed playing games. His specialty was Cribbage and Smear. He especially enjoyed dancing. He also enjoyed time with his special granddaughter, Tammy and her family and grandchildren.

Two weeks ago Francis got pneumonia and never fully got back on his feet.

Surviving are his son, Gerald (Joani) Salo; daughters: Joyce Salo and Jean Bjorlind; one brother, Walter Salo; one sister, Gertrude Simonson; numerous grandchildren, Tammy, Douglas, Sherry, Peggy, Darrel, Terry, Tracy and Tina; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers and two sisters; his wife, Lila; and two sons, Wallace and Clarence.

Burial at Waasa Cemetery in Embarrass. 
Family links: 
  Clarence Marvin Salo (1935 - 1959)*
*Calculated relationship
Waasa Cemetery
St. Louis County
Minnesota, USA
Created by: JudyH
Record added: Dec 22, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82272427
Francis Salo
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