Lester Salisbury

  • Born: October 24, 1932
  • Died: January 12, 2020
  • Location: Owatonna, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


Lester Hobart Salisbury died Sunday, January 12, 2020 at Koda Senior Living Center in Owatonna, MN. Visitation will be held Thursday January 16, 2020 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells from 4:00-7:00 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service on Friday. Funeral service will be held Friday January 17, 2020 at 10:30 AM at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church with Pastor Mary Iverson officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Wells with full Military Honors by the Wells Color Guard.
Lester was born October 24, 1932, in Heron Lake, Minnesota to Hobart and Elvira (Waldron) Salisbury. Lester joined the Air Force and served from April 1951 to April of 1955. He was stationed in Alaska and worked as an airplane mechanic. Lester married Yvonne Frisk on April 1, 1956 in Anaheim, CA. Lester was a Master Mechanic at the food processing plant in Wells and ended his working career at Stokley Canning. After retirement, Lester worked part time at Prestress as an escort and parts delivery for 12 years.
Lester was a leader for the Boy Scouts. He was an active member of his church, Good Shepherd Lutheran, where he was an usher. He served on the Rosehill Cemetery board. Lester was also a member of the Wells American Legion and Wells VFW.
Lester is survived by his wife of 63 years, Yvonne, of Owatonna, MN; children: Kevin (Bea) Salisbury, Winona, MN, David Salisbury, Kansas City, MO, Craig (Karen) Salisbury, Lanesville, IN, and Jodie Salisbury, Owatonna, MN; Grandchildren: Amanda (Jeff) Weifenbach, Winona, MN, Rachel Vogel, Tybee Island, GA, Leah (Nick ) Schmitz, Eden Valley, MN, Megan Salisbury, Lanesville, IN, Shannon (Dylan) Bakken, Spicer, MN, Brianne Salisbury, Lanesville, IN, Dylan Salisbury, St. Peter, MN, and Cole Salisbury, St. Peter, MN; Great Grandchildren: Kirsten Weifenbach, Brookings, SD and Payton Weifenbach, Winona, MN; Brother: Bert (Joyce) Salisbury, Albert Lea, MN; Sisters-in-law: Mary Lou Salisbury, Anaheim, CA, and Marlyce (Denny) Kalmes, Rosemount, MN; and many nieces and nephews.
Lester is preceded in death by his parents, Hobart and Elvira Salisbury; Son, Gary Salisbury; brothers, Rolland and Dean Salisbury; and three sisters, one in infancy, Genevieve Duinkerkin, and Virginia Smith.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

Yvonne and family. So sorry to hear of Les's passing. I have such fond memories of working at the factory with Les. He made working there almost fun. Thinking of you. and God Bless.

Posted by Sharon Lacher - Wells, MN - Friend   January 16, 2020

Yvonne, sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this time. God bless.m

Posted by Nylen & Carolyn Kain - Minnesota Lake, MN - Friend   January 16, 2020

Yvonne and family, we are so sorry to hear of Lester's passing...may God give you comfort and peace. I will always remember the "birthday celebrations" that was hosted every year by one of the group of friends..I think your group was one of the longest group of friends to do this..I can only imagine that Ione, Uncle Max, my mom (Luetta), and now Les are patiently waiting for the rest of the group to get to Heaven, so you all can continue with the celebration..we love you..Rest in the good Lord's arms..

Posted by Lynnette Anderson (Larson) - Windom, MN - Friend   January 14, 2020

You're all in our thoughts and prayers!! Such a sweetheart!!! D

Posted by Pam and Rollie Warmka - Easton, MN - Friend   January 13, 2020

Jodie and the Salisbury family, our deepest sympathy in your loss. Celebrate your Dad's life and remember all the good times.

Posted by Carleen and Jeff Johnson - Owatonna, MN - Friend   January 13, 2020

Jodie and the Salisbury family, our deepest sympathy in your loss. Celebrate your Dad's life and remember all the times.

Posted by Carleen and Jeff Johnson - Owatonna, MN - Friend   January 13, 2020