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William F. Salter

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William F. Salter Obituary
Salter, William F. "Bill" Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, October 4, 2013, at age 91. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War 2. Since moving to Joliet in 1962, he was a beloved member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he will be fondly remembered as the usher who greeted everyone with a smile. Bill retired from Caterpillar after 42 1/2 years of service in facilities in Peoria, IL, Glasgow, Scotland and Joliet. He enjoyed volunteering and was a recipient of Rotary Club's Community Service Award. Bill was an avid golfer, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Ruth Salter; three daughters, Cynthia (Jay) Caswell of Shorewood, Brenda (Jerry) Waldron of Westport, CT and Virginia Salter-Geissler of Leipzig, Germany; a son, Ian Scott Salter (Larkin Oates) of Nashville, TN; ten grandchildren, Tracy Caswell (Robert Bodach), Ross Caswell, Joy (Andy) Fraser, Jaclyn Sharp, Gregor Geissler, Justin (Patty) Fye, Joshua, Jordan, Jacob and Anna Salter; two great-grandsons, Max and Caswell Fraser; a sister, Florence Campbell of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation to take place Monday, October 7, 2013 at Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Road, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Lying-in-state at Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Avenue, on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until services in celebration of his life and love of God at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grace United Methodist Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice will be appreciated.
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Published in The Herald-News on Oct. 6, 2013
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