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James E Salter


Jan 5, 2022


After a five-year battle with leukemia, James E. Salter passed away peacefully in the early morning of January 1st. Jim was a widower; his wife, Joanne Salter passed away February 15th, 2018. Jim is survived by his son, James M. Salter and his daughter-in-law, Amie, and four loving grandchildren: Isabel, Aidan, Eva, and Owen. Jim graduated high school early in order to join the Air Force; he was deployed in southeast Asia between the Korean and Vietnam Wars. After his honorable discharge from service, Jim started his career with Zenith and worked that company for over 35 years. Jim was a devoted husband to Joanne for almost 50 years. He was a generous father, always giving his time to Jimmy's interests. Jim always volunteered to coach sports for his son. As a loyal and trustworthy friend, Jim habitually gave his time to others, often helping with a project. Jim was an avid outdoorsman; he hunted ducks, geese, and deer as well as fished for bass, walleye, lake trout, salmon, and muskie. As a dependable grandfather, Jim was a staple at sporting events and school performances for his beloved grandchildren at St. Walter School and Lake Park High School. Jim could often be seen sitting in his camouflage chair at softball and baseball games. He also attended volleyball, basketball, and football games to support his grandchildren. A Memorial Visitation will be held Wednesday January 5th from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:30 a.m. at The Oaks Funeral Home 1201 E Irving Park Rd (at Prospect) Itasca. Interment private. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Bloomingdale Bulldogs in support of his grandson Owen's travel baseball team. For funeral info: 630-250-8588 or

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