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“Querida familia Carreon, les ofrecemos nuestras más sentidas pésame y que Dios les bendiga con fuerza para sobresalir de esta falta tan...Read More »
1 of 5 | Posted by: Sal and Mia Mendoza - Edina, MN

“My heart goes out to your entire family. I know how tough it is, but you have been blessed with so many previous memories! ”
2 of 5 | Posted by: Auntie Jean Christensen - Norwalk, IA

“Sal, I'm sorry to hear you lost your Dad. He was a very kind man who Loved his family with all his heart! ”
3 of 5 | Posted by: Rita Holt (Van Dee) - Des Moines, IA

“I am very sorry to hear. ”
4 of 5 | Posted by: John Wedgeworth - Des Moines, IA

“May God be with the family during this time. Our hope is the your memories of Salvador will fill your heart during this time and forever. ”
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Salvador Martinez Carreon, 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 2, 2016 in his home. Memorial visitation will be held from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday, July 5 at Memorial Services of Iowa. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11am at St. Joseph's Church. Private family internment will be held at a later date.

Salvador was born on October 15, 1936 to Angela and Bernardo Martinez in San Juan de los Lagos in Jalisco, Mexico. He moved to the United States at 16 to pursue an education. After receiving his GED he completed his technical training in arc welding and began working at Eagle Iron Works followed by John Deere for 29 years.

Through love and great sacrifice, he often worked two jobs to provide for his family and they fondly remember his drive to fix anything and lend a helping hand. Salvador was a devout Catholic who loved music, silly jokes, classic movies, and gardening. But enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren most of all.

Salvador is survived by his wife of 55 years, Angela, and his children Sandra Mendoza (Jose), Sal Carreon (LeAnna), Elizabeth Carreon, and Steven Carreon (Shana). He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Cristina, Alyssa, Brock, Salena, Vincent, Emily, Christian, and Evan.