Lawrence G "Larry" Salm
Nov. 1, 1939 - Oct. 9, 2020
Lawrence G "Larry" Salm
Lawrence G. “Larry” Salm, age 80, of Chilton, died on October 9, 2020, at Ascension Calumet Hospital in Chilton. He was born November 1, 1939, in Fond du Lac, son of the late Martin and Eva Salm.
Larry joined the army and his generous nature led him to be a chaplain assistant while he served. He went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Business Development. He was a very intelligent man and he helped businesses all over the world grow and develop their personnel. He became a lecturer on international trade and even authored the book “Import for Profit.” His business knowledge helped him create three companies: Universal Trade Development, Universal Trade Consultants, and Universal Sport Recreation.
Larry was very kind and very giving, volunteering to help wherever he could. He was a member of Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Chilton and also the Knights of Columbus, and the American Legion of Chilton. He taught CCD for over 30 years and was a Boy Scout leader in Massachusetts for a troop of challenged boys. While in Massachusetts he helped get legislation passed that mandated the state to provide education to people with special needs until the age of 22. He enjoyed delivering Meals-On-Wheels and did so religiously until he was no longer able.
Larry is survived by his children: James “Jimmy” Salm, Susan (Dan) Chapman, Alfred Salm, Shawn (Kela) Salm, Kerrie (Trent) Glendenning, and Christine (Stephen) Salm; foster daughters: Emily (Drew) Brenengen and Jennifer Zimmer; grandchildren: Kendra, Zachary, Avalee Rose, Alex, Steven, and Marina; siblings: Sister Bernadette Salm, Barb (Perry) Wood, Mary Bartels, Martin Salm, Raymond (Kathy) Salm, Edgar (Carol) Salm, and Louie (Sandy) Salm; sisters-in-law: Norma Salm and Jean Salm; and special friends from Stanton Place that played cards and bingo and joined him in prayer group.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Martin and Eva; sons: Lawrence Martin Salm and Joseph Louis Salm; siblings: Dorothy (Arvin) Halbach, Theresa (Ronald) Weed, Margaret (Melvin) Reinl, Francis (Richard) Manning, John (Lucille) Salm, Mike Salm, and Bill Salm; and in-laws: Gary Bartels and Margie Salm.
A mass of Christian burial will take place at 11:30am on Thursday, October 15, 2020, at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church (54 E. Main St.) in Chilton. A committal service will then take place at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Chilton.
The family would like to extend special thank you’s to, Larry’s good friend, Evelyn Loose, for her care during his illness, Calumet County Hospice staff, Dr. Benjamin Dellaria, Elena Hansen Fry, APNP, Tada (nurse), Jessica Jannette, APNP, the Oncology Department at Ascension Green Bay, the Ascension Calumet Hospital staff, the Wieting Family Funeral Home, Nancy Mueller, Larry’s niece, an exceptional caregiver who was always there for him.
Memorials and sympathy cards may be sent to the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St. Chilton, WI 53014) care of Larry Salm Family.
Grandpa took me to La Crosse Family Restaurant where we ate delicious spaghetti. He introduced me to the vanilla "milk shake." That was the best! We played cards and tick-tac-toe. Love you Grandpa! Love, Steven
Steven Chapman (Grandson) - Oct. 12, 2020
Growing up, Dad would take us to church on Sundays. Our special treat were donuts after Sunday Mass as long as we behaved. Needless to say, we were all good as gold to earn our donuts! My favorite was the chocolate creme-filled donut. Dad, I love you and will always cherish these precious memories we shared! Love always, Susan
Susan Salm Chapman (Daughter) - Oct. 12, 2020