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home : obituaries : obituaries August 16, 2017

4/19/2017 2:58:00 PM
Salvatore Stillo

Salvatore "Sal" Stillo, 76, of St. Anthony, formerly of Jeffers and Lamberton, died April 10, 2017, at his home in St. Anthony after a long battle with pulmonary fibrosis and lung cancer.
Mass of Christian Burial was Tuesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lamberton with Father Phil Schotzko officiating.
Interment was at St. Joseph's Catholic Cemetery in Lamberton.
Visitation was Monday with a Parish Prayer Service at Sturm Funeral Home in Lamberton, which handled the funeral arrangements.
Salvatore "Sal" Stillo was born Oct. 1, 1940, to Guiseppe and Concetta (Valenti) Stillo in Floridia, Sicily. The family moved to La Plata, Argentina when Sal was 9 years old. He completed his education there, then worked as a bricklayer and also worked other factory jobs.
In 1960, Sal moved to New Britain, Conn., where he met Kathleen Daniels. They were married in 1962 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Britain.
Sal continued working as a bricklayer until moving to Jeffers in 1973, where he worked for many years as a custodian and bus driver at Jeffers High School. He then worked at The Toro Company in Windom until 1990, when Sal and Kathleen bought the bar in Lamberton. Sal owned S&K Liquor until selling it in 1996.
Sal then worked at Jonti-Craft in Wabasso until his retirement.
He was fluent in several languages and taught himself English as a young man.
He enjoyed photography, singing (especially opera and Spanish songs), dancing, gardening, reading, drawing and raising chickens, sheep and ducks while living in Jeffers. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph; and a brother, Paul.
Survivors include his wife, Kathleeen; children: Mary (Tom) Barthman of Hudson, Wis.; Margaret (Joe) Garvin of Wabasha; David (special friend Sue) Stillo of Sacred Heart; and Nancy (Keith) Kurkowski of Lamberton; 11 grandchildren; sisters: Connie Delgado, Rose (Richard) Chadbourne and Josephine (Carlos) Rodriguez; and brothers, Carmelo (Patsy) Stillo and Mario Stillo.

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