Frank Joseph “Sonny” Salmi, age 73, of Rock, passed away Friday afternoon, July 4, 2014, at Marquette General Hospital.
Frank was born July 15, 1940, in Escanaba, the son of Frank Victor and Nellie (Trombly) Salmi. He was raised in Rock and was a graduate of Rock High School. Frank went on to enlist in the United States Navy where he served for three years before returning home. On August 25, 1962, Frank was united in marriage to the former Lorraine Seronko and together the couple made their home and raised their family, in Rock. Frank was employed at Harnischfeger Corporation, Lakeshore Industry in Marquette, and Mid Peninsula Schools as a bus driver, before accepting a position with the U.S. Postal Service, working as a rural route carrier, until his retirement. Frank was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Perkins and past President and member of the Rock American Legion Post#559. He will be deeply missed.
In addition to his loving wife, Lorraine, Frank is survived by:
Son: Kevin (Sherri) Salmi of Rock, MI
Daughter: Carrie Salmi of Rock, MI
Grandchildren: LeAnn, Brittany and Patty Jo Salmi
Also surviving are many loving nieces, nephews and cousins.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, Frank Victor and Nellie Salmi:
Infant siblings: Anna Mae and Owen
Sister: Mary Wilcox