August W. "Augie" Salm, 93, died peacefully Saturday, Dec. 30, 2017.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5, at St. Patrick Catholic Church, with the Very Rev. Rudolph Juarez officiating. Burial with military honors will be in St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to St. Patrick Catholic Church or Keystone Memory Care in North Liberty.
Augie was born July 21, 1924, in Harper, Iowa, the son of August and Elizabeth Sondag Salm. He was a graduate of Harper High School and attended Denver University. Augie served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, where he was a belly gunner and achieved the rank of corporal. On June 27, 1950, Augie married Phyllis Peiffer in Harper.
For 33 years, Augie was a bulk mail tech for the U.S. Postal Service and administered the civil cervice exam. Previously Augie worked at Amana Refrigeration and the Department of Veterans Affairs Hospital.
He was a longtime member of St. Patrick's Church, Knights of Columbus, AARP and NARFE.
Augie loved to drive and travel with Phyllis. Most important to him were his wife, their children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his five children, Diana (Tary) Werts of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jean (Bill) Cooney of Thornton, Colo., Terrance (Ellen) Salm of Vero Beach, Fla., Randall (Denise) Salm and Jeffrey (Tina) Salm, both of Iowa City; 11 grandchildren, Christina, Andrew, Michelle, Jeremiah, Stacey, Tiffany, Kelli, Molli, Sebastian August "Auggie," Brooke and Brittany; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Jackson, Jacob, Joseph, Jake, Makayla, Allison, Addison, JD, Lincoln, Kaleb, Abigail, Rylin, Maximus, Myles and Willow; sisters-in-law, Marjorie Bower and Marian Emmack; daughter-in-law, Janice Salm; son-in-law, Douglas Herdliska; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2017; his son, Thomas; daughter, Shirley Herdliska; daughter-in-law, Tamra Salm; grandson, Matthew; and numerous other family members.
Online condolences may be made at www.lensingfuneral.com.