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Jean Harriet Salk

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Jean Harriet Salk Obituary
Jean Harriet Salk, 88


Sept. 8, 1925 - Jan. 9, 2014

Mass of Christian burial celebrating the life of Jean Harriet Salk, age 88 of Albany will take place at 11AM Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Father Cletus Connors OSB will officiate, and innichment will take place in the parish mausoleum following the service. Jean died peacefully Thursday morning at Mother of Mercy Nursing Home with her family by her side. There will be a visitation for Jean from 4-7PM Monday, January 13that Seven Dolors and again from 10AM until the time of the service Tuesday morning once again at the church. Arrangements are being made with the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.

Jean was born September 8, 1925 in Minneapolis to Walter and Harriet (Hanson) Zachman. She graduated from Cathedral High School in St. Cloud and also graduated from Saint Benedict's College with a degree in biology. She married Richard Salk on September 8, 1947 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids. After marriage, the couple lived in Minneapolis, Albany, and an Air Force Base in Wyoming before eventually settling back in Albany where she lived the rest of her life. Jean had a lot of interests and hobbies in life including traveling with her husband, but what she took the most pride in was being a mother raising her twelve children. Jean was a member of the Christian Mothers, the Albany Legion Auxiliary, and Seven Dolors Catholic Church.

Jean is survived by her husband of 66 years Dr. Richard Salk, Albany; her loving children James (Mary) Salk, Waterford, MI; Cheryl (Larry) Ellingson, St. Cloud; Corrine (Rob) Jacobs, Rice; Roberta (James) Talley, Sartell; Janet (Tom Baumgartner) Salk, St. Cloud; Steven (Jessie) Salk, Tijeras, NM; Mary K (Joe) Scott, Chaska; Michael Salk, Livermore, CA; William Salk, Cold Spring; Lisa (Russell) Ripka, Rice; Greg (Brenda) Salk, St. Joseph; Susan (Keith) Severson, Maple Grove; her 26 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and her siblings Wayne (Rachel) Zachman, Texas; Joanne Johnson, Brainerd; Marilee Cripe, Chicago, IL; and Darnell (Gary) Klein, St. Cloud.

She is preceded in death by her parents Harriet and Walter Zachman, her sister Carol Thielman, and her brothers Ralph and Harvey Zachman.


Published in the St. Cloud Times on Jan. 10, 2014
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