Harry L. Salisbury, 87, Fargo, passed away at his home surrounded by his family, today, Friday, August 15, 2008.
Harry was born February 15, 1921 in Benson County, ND to Frank & Evelyn (Zimmer) Salisbury. He graduated from Minnewauken High School & Mayville State College and was the president of the student council. Also, he was in the Athletics Hall of Fame at Mayville. He married Lillian Johnson in August 3, 1942. He entered the U. S. Army in July 1, 1943 and was discharged July 1, 1946. He served in the European Theatre of Operations, and served in the anti-air artillery, also he was awarded the Bronze Star.
Harry taught and coached in Hillsboro for 4 years. After Hillsboro, he was the High School Principal at Cooperstown for 2 years. He moved to Hallock, MN and was the superintendent of schools there for 10 years. He moved to Valley City and was the senior high school principal at Valley City Public School. After that he was at the Valley City College as the Dean of Students for 20 years.
He was very active in the Veterans Organization, serving as Commander in Hillsboro and Valley City, the Disabled American Veterans of World War II and the Sons of Norway.
After retiring, he served on the Governor?s Council for Aging & State AARP for 10 years and still was active in the Retired Teachers Association.
His hobbies included his love of golf, at one time played several days.
Harry is survived by his wife Lillian, daughters Bonnie Barbara Kroeber (Joseph), Jamestown, ND, Claudia Dawn Jacobson (Mark), Spiritwood Lake, ND, and Kristi Lynne Brovold (Ronald), Fargo, ND; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 1 brother Robert Salisbury (Charlene), Seattle, WA ; 1 sister Alice Marshall (John), Portland, OR.; And one son-in-law, Jim Myers, Alice ND
He is preceded in death by his parents, 1 daughter Wendy Lee Myers , 3 brothers Roger, Russel, and Hugh Salisbury, and 2 sisters Ruby & Lorraine.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.
The memorials service will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday in Olivet Lutheran Church. There will be a prayer service in Boulger Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. Monday. Interment will be at the Veterans Cemetery in Mandan, ND