Frank Joseph “Sonny” Salmi

Resided in Rock, MI
Died July 4, 2014

Rock, MI
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


11 Tributes for “Frank Joseph “Sonny” Salmi

    Frank(Spanky) to me. He was a funny man , jokester, and all around kind of guy. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone if he could. I work with Frank , he was the only man who would dress in customs for Halloween ….. With me. One time he dress up as a man and women , he even shaved his leg ….love that man

    I am going to deeply miss my dear cousin “Sonny Boy”. He could always make me smile. You just wanted to be around the guy. When Frankie & Red got together at family gatherings, jokes began to fly, filling the room with laughter. The boys are adding another dimension of joy in Heaven! Love to Lorraine, Carrie, & Kevin and your family.

    I guess most of us cousins called Frank “Sonny Boy” but as we all got older just “Sonny”. This was a man who loved life like he loved his family. He will be greatly missed here on earth but I’ll bet his parents, Frank & Nell, and sis Mary will be there welcoming him to eternal peace in heaven. R.I.P. CUZ!

    Dear Lorraine & Family.
    Dennis & I send you our heartfelt condolences for your loss of Frank. He was one of the best guys, ever. 🙂
    We will miss him right along with all of you. I remember how much I enjoyed being in Kathy’s kitchen, watching the four of you playing cards. Lots of laughs & I bet Frank & Chuck are getting back to that card game, as we speak! Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.

    Love Cheryl & Dennis

    DaD: I sure you are in Heaven having a blast. Meeting up with Papa&Maga and everyone else. Free of any pain. It will be real hard to go on without you,but you will always be in my Heart. Love always, your son Kevin…..

    Frank was our Union President at Harnischfeger and everyone loved him. My husband, Doc, took over after Frank as President and they were great friends. He was the funniest man I ever knew but also the kindest. He will be missed.

    The first time I remember my Uncle I was @6yrs old Laying in traction at St Francis hosp. with broken collar bones, he walked in and gave me a Woody Woodpecker winde up bathtub toy, upon getting that I felt that everything was going to be OK, 45 yrs later I remember that like it was yesterday. All the knowledge, wisdom,jokes and the once in a while ass-chewings (which I’m sure Kevin and I deserve) will always be in my heart and mind……Until we meet again Uncle, I’ll see you all in my dreams……………………With much Love and a heavy heart, Dan

    Carrie and your family, We are very sorry for your loss. Your dad had big heart of love. I had great memories with your family. You are in my thought forever. Love, Julie & Brad Schumann

    Dear Carrie and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. You have been in my thoughts and prayers.

    Salmi Family,
    We are very sorry for your loss. Sorry we cannot be there to help you through your time of sorrow. We will get in touch with you once we get back from vacation. Frank will be deeply missed, he was a remarkable man. Love the Pintor Family.

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