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Michael Anthony Salerno

Mar 11, 1943 - Nov 09, 2021


Michael Salerno, age 78, passed away on November 9, 2021. He was born in Indianapolis, IN to Paul and Angela (Amoroso) Salerno. Mike attended local schools and graduated from North High School in 1962. He was united in marriage with Linda (Gandre) Salerno on April 26, 1969 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church and on August 27, 1977 they remarried at St. Clements Catholic Church. He worked for the Kohler Company for 35 years and retired from the Sheboygan County Halfway House where he loved caring for people. Mike enjoyed hunting, bowling and watching the Badgers and Packers. He was very involved in scouting where his dad was a scout executive. More than anything, he was very proud of his family and was very close with them.
Mike is survived by his wife Linda; children, Debbie (Bill) Frier, Scott Salerno and Brenda Salerno; grandchildren, Amber (Bruce) Beckman, Jonah (Lexi) Frier, Autumn Frier, Michelle (Josh) Meyer, Josh (Aimee) Frier; four great-grandchildren and one on the way; brother, Paul; sister and brother-in-law, Diane and Dale Neese; nieces; nephews and other relatives. He is preceded in death by his father, Paul; mother, Angela; sister, Angie; brother, Anthony; mother and father-in-law, Norbert and Ruth Gandre and sister-in-law, Nancy DeRuytner.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home, 1535 S. 12th St., Sheboygan, from 1:00 p.m. until the time of memorial service at 2:00 p.m.
Online condolences may be expressed at
The family would like to thank the Sheboygan Cancer Center, Dr. Schleevogt and the Aurora Grafton Hospital for all of their care.


Date: Saturday Nov 20, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday Nov 20, 2021
Time: 2:00 p.m.
Location: Reinbold-Novak Funeral Home [map]



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Ana L Stessmann

So sorry to hear. Have my empathy. Have very good memories of your dad. Give me a call if you want at 920-287-8704.

Grace Markworth Rindfleisch

Dear Linda, I want to express my sympathy to you and your family. Mike had such a good, kind heart. Although I was not able to be with you yesterday at his funeral, please know that I am sending my prayers that you may find God's comfort. Your friend, Grace Markworth Rindfleisch

Shirley Seefeldt

Linda, I am so sorry for your loss. I've known Mike for a very long time. I worked with him at the Krambo grocery store on 8th street and he took me home from work many times, so that my Husband didn't have to wake the kids to come and pick me up. I also work at the Kohler Co. when he worked there. H was such a great guy.

Mitzi Stoltzman

Deepest sympathy to the family of Mike Salerno. I worked with Mike at Kohler Co. and he was always smiling and pleasant. What a nice person to work with. He will be missed very much.

Janelle Rios

I am so sorry to hear about Mike's passing. We worked together at Kohler for many years. One time at Christmas, on the last day we worked before Christmas vacation started, Mike arranged for a bunch of co-workers to go to lunch at Lakeshore Lanes. We had a great time. We may or may not have returned to work late. Just one of the memories I recall and there were many. Please accept my condolences. Mike will be missed.

Kathleen Markevitch

Mike was a very caring man. I worked with Mike several years at Kohler Co. I looked forward to seeing and visiting with Mike at the Quarter Century picnics. We always had out picture taken. I’ve been an elf at the annual Kohler Kids Holiday party for 26 years (still am). Mike was such a awesome little elf, and always enjoyed putting smiles on kids faces. So sorry for your loss. Regards and blessings Kathy

Gail Hameister

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked with Mike at Kohler and carpooled for a couple years as well. He was an awesome man. We had many adventures in Load Planning from “Paradise” to “themed food days”, to holiday decorating. His “Cousin It” costume is still burned into my brain. Peace be with your family as you grieve his loss.

Paula Kaminski Rick

You have my condolences. Michael was a great friend and we visited Jill Kasabuske after the accident and also loved going to 23 club together. Rest in Peace Michael. You were such a great person.