William Renny Salo

December 16, 1929 - March 24, 2022

William Renny Salo

William “Bill” Salo, died March 24, 2022 at the age of 92 of natural causes at St. Michael Medical Center in Silverdale. He was Born December 16, 1929 in Seattle WA. to Henry Salo and Elspeth Benson, one of five children. The family moved to Indianola in Kitsap County when Bill was 15. He graduated from North Kitsap High School in 1948. After graduation, he served as a radio technician in the Korean war. Upon returning from the war, he wed Marlene Amundsen in 1951 and they settled on Bainbridge Island to raise their family. In the 1950s, he started a construction company called Salo Brother Millwork with his brother Bruce. Bill’s early passion for construction blossomed into a 40+ year career of home and commercial construction primarily on Bainbridge and throughout the North Kitsap area. Bill retired in the early 90s when he and Marlene moved from Bainbridge Island to their lifelong property on Miller Bay. Bill had a love of the outdoors and was an avid RV-er. He loved spending time in his motorhome and was known to drive it to family events and small outings. He spent much of his retirement RVing around the Northwest with family and friends. He loved to travel and enjoyed trips to Hawaii as well. Bill’s grandchildren gave him much joy, he spent 35 years doing everything a grandfather could do to show his love and devotion to them. He never missed a recital, ball game or birthday. Bill spent his golden years living on Camano Island with Violet Van Horn, they spent 11 wonderful years together boating, crabbing and visiting family. Bill is preceded in death by his wife Marlene (d. 2006) and is survived by his three sons, Scott, Mark and Kent, two grandchildren Jill and Caitlyn and four great-grandchildren as well as his companion Violet “Vi” Van Horn. Everyone that knew Bill, knows he was always calm and steady. He will be missed for his humor, devotion and love. His memory lives on and will be celebrated during the summer at a date to be determined.

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