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St. Mary of Czestochowa Church
March 4, 2008
7 p.m.

Visitation Information

Myron John Salonek, age 45, of Plymouth died Tuesday, February 26, 2008.

He was born in Watertown on January 26, 1963 the son of George J. & Eleanor I. Lyrek Salonek. Myron was the eleventh of twelve children born in the Salonek family.

Myron graduated from Buffalo High School in 1981. He later obtained a degree in diesel mechanics from Willmar Vocational Technical Institute in 1983. Due to continuing health issues, he decided to further his education. Myron received a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate with a concentration in Appraisal from St. Cloud State University in 1993.

On November 23, 1996 Myron Salonek was joined in holy marriage to Mary Annala originally of Annandale.

Myron™s employer™s Natonwide Transfer of Maple Plain and Quast Transfer of Winsted as a diesel mechanic, performing diesel engine tune-ups and over-hauls. In later years, Myron was associated with Salonek Real Estate Incorporated and worked in conjunction with LakeShore Dreams preparing lake shore property values.

Myron was an excellent outdoors photographer who enjoyed building wood duck houses and successfully restoring Minnesota Prairie Lands (near Annandale). To say the least, Myron was an avid outdoorsman and conservationist who belonged to Pheasants Forever and Ducks Unlimited and The National Rifle Association.

Unfortunately Myron suffered many years with chronic pain, depression and with Asperger™s Disorder. Nevertheless, Myron was incredibly intellectual and was always able to speak at a high intellectual level.

Myron passionately tried to share his knowledge of Asperger™s Disorder with those he loved and cared for, and was a very ethical sportsman.

If you would like to honor Myron™s memory, please plant a tree, build and post a wood duck house, learn and practice good sportsmanship or plant prairie flowers or prairie grasses. Also, please learn about and educate others about Asperger™s Disorder (a high functioning form of Autism).

Survived by his mother: Eleanor I. Salonek; former beloved wife: Mary Annala Salonek (Eugene) Weigel; brothers and sisters: Mark Salonek of St. Paul, Matthew Salonek of Delano, Mary LePage (Edward) Schmidt of Big Lake, Martha (Charles Chuck) Moy of Waverly, George P. Salonek of Annandale, Michael (JoAnn) Salonek of St. Michael, Monica (Douglas) Ruzicka of Montrose, Muriel (Jeffrey) King of Maple Grove and MaDonna (David) Robertson of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, Peter Salonek of San Jose Tinian Island M.P. Great Marian Island and Marguerite M. (Gary A.) Kasper of St. Michael; twenty nine nieces & nephews; fifteen great nieces & nephews; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by his father: George J. Salonek and by a nephew: Justin M. Ruzicka.

A time of gathering was held on Saturday, March 1st at the funeral home from 4-8 P.M. Featured Speakers were Eric W. Canfield and Gerry Ernst.

A Celebration of the Life of Myron John Salonek was held on Sunday, March 2nd at 1:00 P.M. at The Montrose Community Center. Featured Speaker was Eric W. Canfield. An additional time of gathering was held on Sunday, March 2nd at The Montrose Community Center one hour prior to services.

Casket Bearers were: Nicholas Kasper, Scott Robertson, John King, Jordan Ruzicka,

Carl Salonek, Jesse Salonek, Lance Moy, Napolean LePage, Aaron Salonek and Mark Humphrys

The family asks that memorials be given to your local conservation groups or to The Asperger™s Disorder Foundation. Please contact your local mental health center for more information.

A Memorial Mass for Myron Salonek will also be held on Tuesday, March 4th at 7:00 P.M. at St. Mary of Czestochowa Church in rural Delano. Father Joseph Gallatin will be the Celebrant.

The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home is serving the family.

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5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Monna Rae Adickes

    Please know that the “Salonek family” are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you one and all.
    Monna Rae Adickes

  2. Bill Triplett

    I want to extend my deepest sympathies to the family of Myron.
    I was a class mate of Myron’s and thought of Myron as a friend.
    I had a chance to read his obituary in the local paper and was sad o hear of his passing. I will plant a tree this spring in memory of Myron.
    God Bless his family. Bill Triplett

  3. Reg Dunlap

    I am so sorry to hear of Myron’s passing. I enjoyed working with Myron for several years at the City of St. Louis Park, and we were in Toastmasters here. He was fun to talk to about fishing, protecting the environment and enjoying nature. He was very intense about his interests, and that inspired the rest of us. But he had a great sense of humor, and we spent a lot of our lunch time joking around about cars or real estate or cameras or whatever. My condolences to all of his family.

  4. Mike Nothom

    I am sorry to hear of Myrons passing. We were archery partners around ’98 and had both been involved in conservation tree and prairie projects. Myron visited my family farm and helped me plant hundreds of trees and we exchanged valuable experiences. We also visited his plantings but he was unable to extract the same help from me. We late season bow hunted and he helped me handle a small doe before Christmas. We were very much kindred souls but lost touch. I will always consider him a friend and after planting over 2000 last year, will be planting another 2000 trees this April. Surely he would approve. I would be interested in seeing any photos of how his have done.

    God Bless

  5. Linda Mortenson  (Rena)

    Sharing great insite of the world we had in common was Myron’s gift to all of us. He had a caring heart and was full of knowledge and the desire to help others. Myron will be greatly missed. I am grateful to have had Myron’s path cross mine. God Bless you, my friend…..


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