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Albert William Salto, Jr.

Albert William Salto, Jr.


Albert William Salto, Jr., 82, of Sparta, IL; born on February 6, 1937 in Sparta, IL; passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at the Randolph County Care Center in Sparta, IL.

Albert retired from Missouri Pacific Railroad in 1999. He also served as an auxiliary policeman for the Sparta Police Department. Albert also enjoyed fishing.

He was preceded in death by his parents – Albert and Marie Kathryn, nee Harris, Salto, Sr. His wife – Nancy, nee McKnight, Salto whom he married on March 1, 1957 in Sparta, IL and who passed away in August of 2002. One daughter – Patricia Salto-Robinson.

He is survived by his children – Kathy (Fred Anderson) Otten of Evansville, IL; Melinda (Brian) Dungey of Glendale, AZ; Tony (partner – Howard Lewis) Salto of Phoenix, AZ. His grandchildren – Les (Ali) Robinson of Steeleville, IL; Jeffery Robinson of Centralia, IL; Karyn (Josh) Jones of Evansville, IL; Kevin (Alisha) Otten of Sparta, IL; Kristen Dungey of Phoenix, AZ; Justin Dungey of Glendale, AZ. His great-grandchildren – Avery; Cole; Alayna; Aiden and Baby Girl Otten. One brother – Ernie (Myra) Salto of Pleasant View, TN. Also survived by nieces and nephews and caring neighbors – Kieth and Candy Mitchell and Billy and Diana Joiner.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Condolences to the family may be expressed at

Funeral: Graveside services will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at 11:00am.

Interment: Burial will be held at Caledonia Cemetery in Sparta, IL.

Heil-Schuessler & Sinn Funeral Home in Sparta, IL is in charge of arrangements

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  1. Linda Boston says:

    To the family of Mr. Salto: I loved both yr parents. They were the sweetest people I could ever have met. So very kind and caring. I will miss your dad. He always spoke to me when I still lived in Sparta. He will be missed by all! God Bless you Mr. Salto.
    Sincerely, Linda Boston
    Quincy, IL

  2. Kathy Cunningham says:

    To the Salto Family, My deepest condolensces for the loss of “young” Albert. My family lived across the street from Albert and Marie Salto. I have many cherished memories of your family. May God give you strength and comfort during your hard times. May God Bless. Kathy Cunningham

  3. Teresa Wilson says:

    Kathy so sorry to read of your loss. Alzheimers is cruel for the memories it takes away from our loved ones. Take solace in knowing he is at peace.

  4. Larry McGuire says:

    My deepest and most sincere sympathies to the Salto Family. Junie, as we called him, – – short for Junior – – has been a part of most of my life. His parents and my parents were not just neighbors, but close, close friends. Junie was the chief of the Sparta Auxiliary Police Department when I served as such. He had a demeanor that could diffuse a tense situation and a good common sense head. I have and hold many fond memories of Junie.

  5. Melinda (Hayer) Ahdoot says:

    I am so sorry to hear the news of Albert’s death. My prayers are with all the family. Albert and I were in the same class at STHS.His wife, Nancy and I were good friends throughout high school and for many years kept in touch. Melinda was named after me.
    Love and hugs to all the family, Melinda (Hayer) Ahdoot

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