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Raymond H. Salz

December 10, 1928 ~ August 5, 2023 (age 94) 94 Years Old


  Raymond H. Salz, 94, of Streator passed away Saturday, August 5, 2023 at the Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle.

  Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 P.M. Saturday, August 12th at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Streator. 

  Visitation will be from 10:30 A.M. until 12:30 P.M. Saturday, August 12th at the Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator.

  Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Leonore.  Full military rites will be accorded by members of the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1492.

  Born December 10, 1928 in Lostant he was the son of William and Mary (Puetz) Salz.  He married Elizabeth J. “Betty” Nolan on June 20, 1953.  She preceded him in death on May 17, 2019.

  He is survived by daughters, Sandy (Tom) Eader of Mt. Zion and Renee (Patrick) Hastings of Streator; grandchildren, Justin Warner of Texas, Amber (Kelly) Brackeen of Oklahoma and Lindsey (Patrick) Horath of Arkansas; 7 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews also survive.

  He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Lynn Warner; a grandson, Todd Eader; sisters, Anna Mae Flecker, Agnes Judd, Marie Miller, Alma Roth, Edna Wolfe, Minnie Obermiller and Alberta O’Grady; brothers, Arnold Salz, William Salz, Albert Salz and Florbert Salz.

  He attended Sts. Peter and Paul Grade School in Leonore and Lostant High School.

  He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict.

  He worked for Owens Illinois Glass Company for 40 years in the Forming Department.

  He was a member of the former St. Anthony Church and currently belonged to St. Michael the Archangel Church.  He also belonged to the George A. Dzuryo Knights of Columbus Council # 790 and the Leslie G. Woods American Legion Post 217.

  Ray took great pride in working in his yard and collecting toy tractors, especially John Deere.

  Memorials may be directed to the Illinois Veteran’s Home in LaSalle.

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August 12, 2023

10:30 AM to 12:30 AM
Solon-Telford Funeral Home
301 S. Park St.
Streator, Illinois 61364

Mass of Christian Burial
August 12, 2023

1:00 PM
St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church (Streator, Illinois)


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