LAS VEGAS -- Kerean "Corky" Ida Salmon, 77, Las Vegas, formerly of Brainerd, died Sunday, April 27, 2003, at Harbor House Hospice in Las Vegas.
She was born July 19, 1925, in Penn Township, McLeod County, to Herman and Ida (Machenthun) Schuette. She attended country school and graduated from the sixth grade. She moved to Alameda, Calif., in 1941, where she worked as a welder in the shipyards. She married Paul R. Salmon on Oct. 10, 1945, in St. Paul. They adopted three children. She was a Girl Scouts leader for many years. They moved to the Brainerd area in 1969. She worked as a day cook at Perkins in Brainerd. They moved to Las Vegas in 1980. She worked as a security guard at casinos. She worked as a head Keno writer at the former Sundance Casin. She retired about 10 years ago in Las Vegas. She was a member of the Eagles Club and the Gull River Sportsman Club in Brainerd.
Survivors include her husband, Brainerd; two daughters, Nona Gallant, Brainerd, and Karen Jensen, Las Vegas; a son, Edward Salmon, Las Vegas; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters, Yvonne Wicktor, Becker, Helen Dee, Ogilvie, and Anita Goral, Elk River.
A brother, Wilbur Schuette, died earlier.
Graveside memorial services will be 2 p.m. May 24 at the Becker Cemetery in Becker with the Rev. Tracy Srock of Deerwood officiating. Memorials are preferred.
Arrangements are with Sunrise Cremation and Burial Society in Henderson, Nev.
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