Paul Jeffery Salentiny, 68, of Edinburg, ND, and a Euclid, MN native, passed away unexpectedly at his Edinburg home of natural causes Thursday, November 3, 2022.
Paul was born in Crookston, MN on November 19, 1953, the oldest of 6 children of the union of Peter and Elaine (Stinar) Salentiny. He grew up on the family farm in Belgium Township, near Euclid, and was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Euclid. Paul was educated in Crookston schools and graduated from Central High School with the Class of 1972. In November of 1971, during his Senior year he enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard. Paul received his basic training at Fort Dix, near Trenton, NJ and proudly served his country until his honorable discharge in 1978. During these years he had moved to Paynesville, MN where he was employed. Paul returned to Euclid in 1986 to help out on the farm after the passing of his father. In 1988 he moved to Edinburg, ND to farm on his own while also working for another area farmer up to the present time. Paul was an avid Twins fan and enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends.
Paul is survived by his mother, Elaine Salentiny of Euclid, MN; 5 siblings: Donna and Jim Rystad of Red Lake Falls, MN, Rick and Debbie Salentiny of Plummer, MN, Dennis and Debbie Salentiny of Red Lake Falls, Karen Salentiny of Crookston, MN, and Gary and Rhonda Salentiny of Euclid; as well as, nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Peter Salentiny; nephew, Corey Rystad; grandparents, Paul and Dorothy Salentiny, and Andrew and Angeline Stinar; and special friend, Donna Peterson. Blessed be the memory of Paul Jeffery Salentiny.
A memorial service celebrating Paul’s life will be held at 11:00am, Thursday, November 10, 2022, at the Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home in Crookston. Visitation with the family will be for one hour prior to the service. Military Honors will be provided by the Minnesota National Guard Funeral Honors Team and the Crookston Veterans Council. Inurnment will take place in the Calvary Cemetery in Crookston.
Messages of condolence may be offered to Elaine and family on the funeral home website.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Starts at 11:00am (Central time)
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral & Cremation Service
Stenshoel-Houske Funeral Home 615 South Minnesota Street Crookston, MN 56716 Thursday, November 10, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. Visitation will be for hour prior to the service.