Donald Salo Obituary, Donald Arvid Salo, Sr, Of Lakewood Lane, Has Passed Away.

MARQUETTE, MI After suffering a stroke on January 1, 2024, Donald Arvid Salo, Sr., 87, of Lakewood Lane, passed away at U. P. Health System – Marquette on January 2, 2024.

Don was born in Hurley, Wisconsin on March 15, 1936, to Arvid and Alice (Kaiku) Salo. His father traveled after work, so he attended seven different schools around the country. During his early years, Don worked at a soda fountain, a gas station, a sporting goods store, and a newspaper stand on US1 in Lomita, California. After graduating from Keego Harbor High School, which is close to Pontiac, in 1954, he began working for Michigan Bell Telephone Company. After switching from Pontiac to Marquette in 1959, he worked as a construction manager with with&T until his retirement in 1988. He subsequently started constructing around twenty residences in the Harvey neighborhood. His commitment to excellence prevented him from retiring, relaxing, and

He wed Sandra Mukkala, a Marquette native, in 1962. Their two sons were raised by them. THE LAKE was where they lived. Don loved to fish, and he would spend each spare hour on Lake Superior in his vessel, “The Lucky Strike.” Don and Sandy subsequently made Pine Island, Florida, their winter home. In order to be on the sea, Don brought the boat with him.

In 1962, he married Sandra Mukkala, a native of Marquette. They brought up their two sons. Their residence was THE LAKE. Don was an avid angler who would spend every free moment on Lake Superior aboard his boat, “The Lucky Strike.” After that, Don and Sandy moved to Pine Island, Florida, for the winter. Don took the boat with him so he could be at sea.

Ben Mukkala, Sr., his brother Marlin Salo, and his parents preceded him in death.

The Prince of Peace Lutheran Church was where Don belonged. To honor him, the family will get together in private.

He saw himself as extremely fortunate and frequently remarked, “It was a good run,” regarding his life.

The family is being served by Fassbender Swanson Hansen Funeral and Cremation Services; condolences can be left online at