Kathleen “Kathy” Mary Salm

Kathleen “Kathy” Mary Salm, 81, of Fond du lac went to her heavenly home with her beloved

family gathered with her on Friday, November 17, 2023 at SSM St. Agnes Hospital, Fond du

Lac. She was born on May 30, 1942 in Fond du Lac, the daughter of Reilly and Ardella (Salter)

Flaherty. Kathy attended Jackson School, St. Mary’s School in Eden and graduated from

Campbellsport High School. Kathy had master typing skills and was secretary for the Director of

Instruction in Fond du Lac.

On August 14, 1965, Kathy was united in marriage to Raymond A. Salm at St. Mary’s Catholic

Church in Eden. She was a stay at home Mom raising her children and provided childcare for

many years. She then started with Manpower and for 15 years was a receptionist at St. Agnes

Hospital. Kathy loved gathering with family and friends, especially to play dominoes. She

volunteered to take communion to the sick, was a member of a Christian Book Club and was a

great supporter of Pro Life.

Those left behind to cherish Kathy’s memory her husband of 58 years Ray, children Sheila (Tim)

Kostroski of Wausau, Brian (Sue) Salm of New Port Richey, FL, Kevin (Suzanne) Salm of

Loveland, OH, Erin Salm of Wauwatosa, and Bridget (Paul) Walter of West Bend, grandchildren

Eric (Taylor), Benjamin (Maddie), Megan, and Jack Kostroski, Stephanie and Luke Salm,

Nathan and Brendon Salm, Quinn Salm, and Abby, Joel, and Grant Walter, brothers Michael

(Patty) Flaherty and Timothy (Bobbi) Flaherty, sister Debbie (Rocky) Martiny, sisters-in-law

Barb (Perry) Wood, and Mary Bartels, brothers-in-law Allen Dickmann, Edgar (Carol) Salm, and

Louie (Sandy) Salm, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Kathy was preceded in death by her parents, brother Terrance Flaherty, and sister Maureen


All services will take place on Friday, November 24.

Visitation: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac.

Mass: 11:00 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac.

Luncheon: 12:00 Holy Family Catholic Church, 271 Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac

Burial: Following the Luncheon in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Eden.

Memorials are appreciated to Pro Life Wisconsin in Brookfield.

The family extends a special thank you to Serenity Villa in Campbellsport for their amazing care.