EAST PEORIA – Jacob S. Saletzki, 89, formerly of East Peoria, died at 11:05 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22, 2003, at the Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria, where he was a resident.
Born Nov. 11, 1914, in Roanoke to Frank and Evangeline Merlin Saletzki, he married Marie Rech on Sept. 13, 1936, in Joliet. She survives.
Also surviving are two sons, Ronald of South Dakota and Larry (and Genda) of Dunlap; one daughter, Sandra (and Douglas) Kleinschmidt of Normal; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his step-mother who raised him, Mary Saletzki; two brothers; and three sisters.
He was a research engineer at Caterpillar Inc. for 43 years, retiring in 1977 from the Mossville plant.
He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Peoria.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at his church, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. Ron Miller will officiate. Cremation will be accorded after the services. Inurnment will be in American Mausoleum in Peoria at a later date. Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria in charge of arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Parish Nurse Fund at his church or Lutheran Hillside Village.
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