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George W. Salzer

| May 22, 2008 12:00 AM

George W. Salzer, great-grandson of Centralias Salzer Valley pioneers Joseph and Anna Salzer, passed away May 17, 2008 at his home in Rochester, Wash.

He was born Aug. 24, 1931 on his grandparents’ (Paul and Alice Watson Salzer) farm at Grand Mound, Wash., to John P. and Florence Miller Salzer.

Except for a short period, he worked for his great uncle (Moore Mills) in Bandon, Ore. He spent his entire life at Grand Mound.

George was preceded in death by his parents; uncle and partner Harvey Salzer; uncle George Miller; aunt Maude Salzer Thompson; his brothers: Jack, Bob and Fred; sister Alice Kuntz; and best friend and brother-in-law Gene Kuntz.

He is survived by his wife of 32 years Trixie (Ellen Pattie); daughters Anna Nichols and her husband Randy of Chelan, Wash. and Kathy Shore of Rainier, Wash.; three grandsons; two great-grandsons; two great-granddaughters; three granddaughters; one sister; several sisters-in-law; one aunt; several nieces and nephews; his aunt Harriet Hochstedler of Sequim, Wash. and the most important of all, the smartest cat in the world, Dottie.

Graveside services were held on Thursday, May 22 at Grand Mound Cemetery in Rochester, Wash. David Salzer of Lacey, Wash. officiated. A potluck followed at the American Legion Hall in Centralia, Wash.