Salter, William F. "Bill" Passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on Friday, October 4, 2013, at age 91. Bill was a U.S. Army veteran and served in World War 2. Since moving to Joliet in 1962, he was a beloved member of Grace United Methodist Church, where he will be fondly remembered as the usher who greeted everyone with a smile. Bill retired from Caterpillar after 42 1/2 years of service in facilities in Peoria, IL, Glasgow, Scotland and Joliet. He enjoyed volunteering and was a recipient of Rotary Club's Community Service Award. Bill was an avid golfer, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend to many. Survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Ruth Salter; three daughters, Cynthia (Jay) Caswell of Shorewood, Brenda (Jerry) Waldron of Westport, CT and Virginia Salter-Geissler of Leipzig, Germany; a son, Ian Scott Salter (Larkin Oates) of Nashville, TN; ten grandchildren, Tracy Caswell (Robert Bodach), Ross Caswell, Joy (Andy) Fraser, Jaclyn Sharp, Gregor Geissler, Justin (Patty) Fye, Joshua, Jordan, Jacob and Anna Salter; two great-grandsons, Max and Caswell Fraser; a sister, Florence Campbell of Indiana; and several nieces and nephews. Visitation to take place Monday, October 7, 2013 at Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Road, from 3:00-7:00 p.m. Lying-in-state at Grace United Methodist Church, 1718 Avalon Avenue, on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m. until services in celebration of his life and love of God at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Grace United Methodist Church or Joliet Area Community Hospice will be appreciated.
Published in Herald News on Oct. 6, 2013