Richard "Dick" Salonek
November 21, 2022
Richard Sylvester Salonek, “Dick”, age 85, of Montrose, Minnesota, passed away on November 21, 2022. Richard “Dick” was born to Phillip and Gertrude (Ceryes) Salonek on, February 3, 1937, and grew up on the family farm in Montrose. He met the love of his life, Donna, while both were attending the wedding of their life-long friends, Joe and Dorothy Swartzer. Richard and Donna married on February 12, 1966, and went on to raise their family on the same family farm where he was raised. He dedicated his time and many talents to helping family, friends, and the church.
Richard is preceded in death by his wife Donna their children, an infant son Jacob, son Timothy Salonek, brothers James, (Jim) Salonek and Ronald (Ronnie) Salonek, sisters Rosalie (Rose) Poirier Henning and Jane Cardinal. Brothers-in law Robert Barnes, Arthur Poirier, Marvin Henning, and sister-in law Corrine “Corky” Salonek. He is survived by children Lisa (Debbie), Bob (Beth), Dick (Christie) sisters Betty Farrell (Jan) and Pattie Meier (Richard) 10 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild, several nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11am on Friday, November 25, at St Mary of Czestochowa Catholic Church, Delano. Visitation took place in the church prior to Mass.