Leroy Saltee

Leroy Saltee

Birth
Burr, Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota, USA
Death 10 Sep 2007 (aged 87)
Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 79894330 · View Source
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Funeral services for World War II veteran, Leroy Saltee, age 87, of Gary, S.D., will be Friday Sept. 14, 2007 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, Canby, MN. Rev. Katherine Rood will officiate.

Leroy passed away on Monday, Sept. 10, 2007, at the VA Hospital, Sioux Falls, after battling lung cancer.

Burial will be in the Grandview Cemetery, Gary, SD. Pallbearers will be his nephews. Music will be provided by Karen Olson, organist and LeeAnn Honken, soloist.

Visitation will be Thursday, Sept. 13, 2007 from 6-8 p.m. at the Houseman-Eng Funeral Home in Clear Lake, S.D., and will resume Friday at the church one hour prior to the service at the church.

Leroy was born Nov. 3, 1919, and grew up in Burr. His parents, Hulda and Lars Saltee, operated the Burr Store. At the age of 16, he started hauling grain with his dad.

On Dec. 27, 1941, Leroy was united in marriage to Margaret Hinsdale. On April 28, 1942, Leroy was called to serve his country in the Army during WWII. He served in the Aleutian Island, France, Germany, and Austria. In September, 1946, Leroy was discharged and returned home to his wife and first daughter Joyce. Later they had two more daughters, Pat and Peggy.

Leroy drove truck for Swift & Company in Montevideo, for 33 years. He managed a liquid propane business in Montevideo before retiring.

During retirement he drove school bus and had a small engine and appliance repair business in his garage. For the past 25 years Leroy and Margaret wintered in San Benito, Texas, and spent the rest of the year at Lake Cochrane, where they had remodeled the old Lake Cochrane Resort.

He was a member of the East Highland Lutheran Church, rural Brandt, S.D. He was also a member of the Peden-Cole American Legion Post #109 in Gary. His commitment to his family and his country are the hallmarks of his 87 years.

Leroy is lovingly remembered by his wife, Margaret (Hinsvark); three daughters, Joyce (Bill) Ramige of Glencoe; Pat (Don) Brown of Tucson, Ariz.; Peggy (Kenny) Honken of Waterville; six grandchildren and eight great grandchildren; four sisters and a cousin who was raised as a brother: Jean (Bud) Hansen of Canby, Marylin (Don) Baerenwald of Montevideo; Arlene Noeman of Montevideo, Mavis Leese of Canby; Bob (Jan) Tesch of Omaha, Neb.; and many nieces and nephews.

Leroy is preceded in death by his parents, Hulda and Lars Saltee, and a sister, Mildred Nomeland.


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  • Created by: Truman Bratteli
  • Added: 5 Nov 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 79894330
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leroy Saltee (3 Nov 1919–10 Sep 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 79894330, citing Grandview Cemetery, Gary, Deuel County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Truman Bratteli (contributor 47361312) .