GEORGE B. SALSTRANDGeorge B. Salstrand, 83, Hibbing, formerly of Keewatin, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth.
George B. Salstrand, 83, Hibbing, formerly of Keewatin, died Friday, Jan. 18, 2013, at Miller Dwan Medical Center in Duluth.
He was born in Cloquet on Feb. 27, 1929, to Otto and Minerva Salstrand.
George graduated from Morgan Park High School, attended Duluth Junior College, and graduated from UMD. George was a U.S. Navy veteran. He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Crawford on Dec. 27, 1952, in Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Duluth. George and Mary Ann made their home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and Duluth before moving to the Iron Range in 1966, where he owned and operated Salstrand Supply Company for many years.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Keewatin, Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Hibbing, the Northern Minnesota Engineers Club, Swan Lake Country Club, and the Algonquin Club.
He was preceded in death by a son, David Salstrand, in 2000; by his parents; and by a brother, Maurice E. Salstrand.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Mary Ann, of Hibbing; five children Ann (Jim) Levstek of Denver, Colo., Catherine (Jim) Streiff of Winona, Minn., Thomas (Tammy) Salstrand of Hibbing, John (Connie) Salstrand of Hermantown, Minn., and Patrick (Mary) Salstrand of Cold Spring, Minn.; a daughter-in-law, Rita (Sid) Carlisle of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two sisters Cyrilla Collard and Margaret (Jim) Blin, both of Duluth; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013 until the 12 Noon Mass of Christian Burial in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Hibbing. Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the ALS Association, 333 N. Washington Ave., Suite 105, Minneapolis, MN, 55401.
Arrangements are with Dougherty Funeral Home, Hibbing. To leave a message of condolence, please visit www.doughertyofhibbing.com