Gerald Salisbury Sr.


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Posted Online: Jan. 09, 2013, 6:01 pm
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Gerald E. Salisbury Sr., 85, of Kewanee, died Jan. 8, 2013, at Kewanee Hospital.
Services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at Schueneman-Tumbleson, Kewanee. Burial is at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Kewanee. Visitation is 5 to 8 p.m. today.
He was born in 1927. He married Nina Davis in 1948. She died in 2009.
Surviving are children, Sandra Adams and Cheryl Bednarz, both Michigan, Gerald Jr., Ronald, Alan, Steven, all Kewanee; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; siblings, Emerit, Kewanee, Raymond, Colona, Elaine Tunney, Kewanee, Sharon Koch, California.












 



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