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April 14, 1924 – Sunday, December 7, 2014

Service Information
St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, MN
Thursday, December 11, 2014
10:30 AM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
4-8 PM

Caroline B. Salonek, age 90 of Buffalo, MN passed away on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014 at Cottagewood in Buffalo, MN.

Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 at 10:30 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Waverly, MN.

Visitation on Wed from 4-8 at The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo & one hour prior to Mass at the church on Thursday.

Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery, Waverly, MN.

Caroline was born on April 14, 1924 in Buffalo, MN to Herman & Rose (Rancour) Otten. She married Harold Salonek on May 9, 1944. They owned & operated the Owl Club in Montrose & Harold’s Club in Waverly. Caroline retired from the Wright County Sheriff’s Department where she worked for many years as a cook for the jail. She truly enjoyed babysitting for her neighbors in Montrose, especially “rocking the babies”. Caroline enjoyed visiting with people & with her family & friends. She was a devout Catholic.

Preceded in death by her husband, Harold, an infant son, grandson, Adam Berthiaume, granddaughter, Penny Salonek, son-in-law, Raymond Berthiaume, sisters, Florence Rasset & Gladys Galvin, brother, Francis Otten, brothers-in-law, Floyd Rasset, Thomas Galvin, Tony Poirier, sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Otten & Mary Otten.

Survived by her children, Ken (Judy) Salonek, Ruth Ann (Lowell) Rolfzen, Jerry (Betty) Salonek, Kathy (Ed) Walker, Bill (Robin Phillips) Salonek, Larry (fiancé, Jennifer Volk) Salonek; 30 grandchildren; 55 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Vernon Otten & Donald Otten; brother-in-law Robert Johnson; sisters-in-law Elaine Otten, Doris Johnson and Maryann Poirier.

11 Guestbook Entries

  1. Clyde and Gwen Adickes

    Ken, Judy and families;
    Your mom was a great lady. Remember going out to the club after dances. She was a gem.

    Clyde and Gwen

  2. Brenda Jordan

    I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Caroline’s passing. She’s the one that got me started on refunding and many hours of writing out address labels. She was very dear to me and I will miss her tons. Prayers to all the family.

  3. Ruthie Mross

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs to all thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  4. Ruthie Mross

    So sorry for your loss. Hugs to the Salonek family. I’m a distant cousin, my dad’s name was Frank Mross, his mom was Julia Salonek, she married Al Mross.

  5. Rita Quigley (Galvin)

    To the Family;
    I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was a special lady and a great Aunt. Her kindness and love will always be remembered. May God comfort all of you as he holds Caroline in his arms in Heaven. Bless you all.

  6. Sue and John Hylland

    Our condolences to all of you in the loss of Caroline. She and Harold were so friendly over the years and will be remembered fondly!

  7. Bill and Kari Triplett

    Our deepest sympathies to the entire Salonek family. Your mom was such a nice person to everyone she met.

  8. Louis P Goeb

    With loving heart, you have my sympathy.

  9. Veronica Varner Marlene Dupont Marie Dehn

    Your family has our sympathy from the Goeb’s.

  10. Lisa Fashant Kasper

    Kathy; I am so sorry for your loss. I loved to visit your Mom Dee when we eerily eat at the Harolds club. What a special lady she was.

  11. Mary McDonough

    I am so sorry to hear of Caroline’s passing. Your mom gave me my first job and what a job it was! We worked hard and had a blast doing it. She taught me a lot in those years about work, family and friendships. She was truly one of a kind! Sorry that I missed her services, I was out of town last week.


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