Michael ‘Mike’ W. Salter
June 10, 1949 — Nov. 27, 2014
Michael “Mike” W. Salter, of Waukesha, died on Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014, at
Angels-Grace Hospice following a courageous battle against Parkinson’s disease
at the age of 65.
He was born in Waukesha on June 10, 1949, the son of Lyle and Isabelle (nee
He was a 1967 graduate of Waukesha High School and received his bachelor’s
degree from Cornell University and his MBA from Harvard. During school Mike was
an avid wrestler. He worked as an electrical engineer for many years, which
allowed him to travel extensively throughout the world, often to China, Korea
and Japan. He pioneered his own company where he created test equipment for
consumer electronics companies. Mike was an aviator and loved flying and ham
radio. Mike received notoriety when he was featured in an interview with Robin
Roberts on “Good Morning America” where he raised concerns about community
cohesiveness. He was well loved by his neighbors and he became known as “Mayor
He will be sadly missed by his brother, Thomas Salter of Ashland City, Tenn.;
his nieces Erin (Zachary White) Salter and Amy Salter; his nephew Patrick Salter
and his great-nephew, Benjamin White. He is further survived by cousins, other
relatives and many dear friends and neighbors.
The family and friends of Mike wish to extend a heartfelt thank-you to the
nurses and staff at AngelsGrace Hospice for their grace and care and allowing
Mike’s final days to be comfortable and dignified.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. until the time
of the 11:00 a.m. funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110
S. Grand Avenue, Waukesha. The Rev.
David Simmons will preside.
Burial will immediately follow at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery in Pewaukee.
Memorials in Mike’s name are appreciated to AngelsGrace Hospice, N74-W35908
Servants Way, Oconomowoc, WI 53066.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Services is honored
to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at
262-547-4035 or visit www.waukeshafunerals.com
for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.