DEERWOOD — Charles William Salb passed away to his eternal home on Sept. 12, 2012. He was born on February 26, 1934 in Milwaukee to Charles and Cecilia Salb.
Known affectionately as “Charlie,” he was a graduate of Pius XI Catholic School in Milwaukee and earned a degree in geology at the University of Wisconsin.
He later served in the U.S. military twice (1957-1958 and 1961-1962), including during the Berlin Crisis and was honorably discharged.
After moving to the Minneapolis area, Charlie worked for Factory Insurance Associates in the engineering/underwriting department. He then worked for American Risk Management — later known as Global Risk Management — for 30 years as an engineer where his work took him all over the world in many exotic travels as he protected the company’s interests.
An avid hunter and sportsman, he spent his retirement years living on his beloved Bay Lake in Deerwood.
He is predeceased by his parents, former wife Margaret Salb and son Gregory Salb. He is survived by his son, Daniel Salb, daughter-in-law Stephanie Salb, and grandchildren Carmen, Alexander and Charlotte Salb, all of Flowery Branch, Ga.; granddaughter Kiana Salb of Champlin; and many cousins in the Milwaukee area.
Charlie exhibited a perfect blend of German resolve, Midwestern integrity and Catholic benevolence. He will be sorely missed by those who loved him.
A funeral mass has been set for 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Deerwood with full military honors given by the Walter Scott Erickson American Legion Post #557 of Deerwood. Friends may call one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of the United States, Habitat for Humanity or the Wounded Warrior Project.
Koop Funeral Home in Crosby is handling arrangements.