Jennie Saler

NIAGARA, Wis. – Jennie M. Saler, 98, of Niagara, passed away Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.

She was born April 1, 1915, in Chicago, daughter of the late John and Caroline (Stanich) Folley.

Following the death of her father when Jennie was 3 years-old, her mother had to go to work; Jennie came to live with her aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. William Folley in Iron Mountain. She graduated from Iron Mountain High School, class of 1933. Following graduation, she worked in the office of Cochran Freight Lines.

Jennie married Raymond Saler on Aug. 28, 1937, at St. Mary & St. Joseph Catholic Church in Iron Mountain. Whey they moved to Niagara, she became a member of St. Anthony Church.

She did many volunteer jobs in her lifetime. Jennie was a Cub Scout leader while her sons were growing up. She was a member of the Parent-Teacher group and the Umbrella group, which was instrumental in obtaining the Niagara multi-purpose building. She also served as secretary and treasurer of the Senior Citizens Ltd., Woman’s Club and served as president of the Nutrition Board of Niagara, Maryhill Manor Auxiliary, and was a member of the SACCW Niagara Kitchen Bank.

Jennie danced with the Country Kickers, golfed at Oak Crest, and was in the senior bowling league. She was an avid golfer and bowler.

Jennie is survived by two sons, John Saler of Marinette, Wis., and Robert (Cheryl) Saler of Norway; six grandchildren, John (Tracy) Saler, Kristy Saler, Kevin (Amy) Smits, Kerry (Matt) Lang, Dana (Chris) Obenauer and Aja (Mason) Morris; and nine great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Raymond, Jennie was preceded in death by her daughter, Judy Smits, and son-in-law, Ken Smits.

Visitation will be Saturday, Nov. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Niagara.

The funeral Mass will follow Saturday at 11 a.m. at the church. Rev. Fr. Matt Settle will officiate.

Burial will be in the Niagara Cemetery.

Memorials can be made in Jennie’s memory to the Niagara Senior Center.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Jennie, or leave a condolence for her family online at

The family has chosen the Jacobs Funeral Home Niagara Chapel to honor Jennie’s legacy of life.