Obit: Salter, John F. #2 (1883 - 1937)



----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 01/21/1937

Salter, John F. #2 (23 Feb. 1883 - 16 Jan. 1937)

John F. Salter, a native of Colby and prominent for many years in Central Wisconsin athletic circles, died at the Marshfield hospital Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the age of forty-three years, pneumonia being the cause of his death. He had been ill for a week and was taken to the Marshfield hospital in a serious condition last week Thursday. A military funeral was conducted on Tuesday with rites at the home at 1:30 P.M. and at the community hall at 2:00 P.M., Rev. Spangeberg officiating and burial took place in the Mound cemetery.

The deceased was born in Colby Feb. 23, 1883, and graduated from the Colby, Wis. High school in 1911 and from Carroll college of Waukesha in 1914. He enlisted in the United States army on December 6, 1917, and sailed for France in 1918, returning in July, 1919. He was married to Miss Stella Meyers at Colby on Sept. 22, 1919, and was engaged in the general retail trade at Pittsville from that time until his death.

He always was a community booster and was one of the leaders in the attempt to secure a new high school for Pittsville. He was a past commander of the Pittsville American Legion post and past master of the Masonic lodge of Pittsville. He was best known in the area outside his own community as a sponsor and devotee of athletics. He coached the Pittsville basketball team in 1925 and was assistant coach of the city team at the time of his death. He also managed the Pittsville baseball team for several years.

He is survived by his wife and one son, Victor, a sister, Mrs. C. H. Freeman of Menomonie and two brothers, G. H. Salter, of New London, formerly his business partner, and R. G. Salter, of Colby.



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