Clarence E. “Gene” Salasberry, 79, passed away at the Humboldt Care Center North on Friday morning, October 28, 2022.
He was born June 1, 1943, in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Henry and Nellie (Phelps) Salasberry. He was raised and educated in the Mystic and Centerville area and at an early age helped his family get by while working as a farm hand. In the early 1980's he moved to Des Moines where he was employed working in a flour mill. Gene will be remembered as a prankster, someone who loved to draw, was very musical, singing and playing instruments and a man of very strong faith.
He is survived by his daughters Donna and Diana, his step-children Elaina (Ken) Childs, Jeff (Debbie) Ritter, Randy Ritter and Jennie Ritter, his brothers Albert (Doris) Salasberry and Lawrence (Linda) Salasberry, his sister Patricia (Doug) Gibford. He was preceded in death by his parents and seven brothers and sisters.
Gene chose to be cremated and no formal services are planned. Please remember Gene in your own special way. The Mason-Lindhart Funeral & Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.