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Cletus C. Sallin

Cletus Charles Sallin, age 85 of Linn, passed away on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, under the attentive care of Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City, surrounded by his loving family.

Cletus was born February 24, 1931, in Osage County, the son of the late Peter and Hilda (Nilges) Sallin.

Cletus served his country in the United States Army from 1952-1954. He worked as a cook for the U.S. Corps of Engineers on the Mitchell and the Black from 1954-1959 and as a carpenter for the rest of his working life.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing cards, and spending time with family and friends.

Cletus was united in marriage on January 25, 1958, in Linn to Delorce Helmig who survives at the home. Other survivors include: four children, Denise Cross and her husband Roger of Linn, Debra Michel and her husband Denny of Hartshorn, MO, Dinah Gastineau of Columbia, and Keith Sallin of Linn; three grandchildren, Scott Michel and his wife Amanda, Stephanie Goetz and her husband Mike, and Amelia Sallin; four great grandchildren, Hailey, Whitney and Sadie Michel, and Kaylin Hornseth; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.

In addition to his parents, Cletus was preceded in death by seven brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, August 26, 2016, at Morton Chapel in Linn.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Interment will follow in Lane Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Lane Cemetery or the family.


Friday, August 26, 2016
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

Funeral Service

Saturday, August 27, 2016
11:00 AM

Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St.
Linn, Missouri 65051-9781

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So very sorry to hear about your loss. I will keep your family in my prayers.

Kim Owens Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

Denise and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debbie Berendzen Aug 27 2016 12:00 AM

Your family will be in our prayers in this time of need. I'm so very sorry for your loss! Sincerely, Shela, Harley, & Bryer

Shela L. Nale Aug 26 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Linda Roberts Aug 26 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss. Cletus was the brother of my mom Rose Sallin Ohanian.My deepest sympathies to Delores and family BettyAnn

BettyAnn Ohanian Napzok Aug 26 2016 12:00 AM

Sorry for your loss.

Stephanie Aug 25 2016 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss God will help you thru the sad time.

Joan Bacleesse Aug 25 2016 12:00 AM