Alan Salter

6/12/2013

SYRACUSE — Alan Gene Salter, 60, a former resident of Syracuse and Garden City, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Friendship Village in Tempe, Ariz.

SYRACUSE — Alan Gene Salter, 60, a former resident of Syracuse and Garden City, died Saturday, June 8, 2013, at Friendship Village in Tempe, Ariz.

He was born March 15, 1953, in Rantoul, Ill., to Bobby Gene "Bob" and Patricia Ann Kunze Salter. He graduated from Syracuse High School in 1971.

On March 7, 1981, he married Joyce Marie Schmidt in Syracuse.

Mr. Salter was the assistant superintendent for Southwind Golf Course in Garden City, got his first superintendent job for a golf course in 1995 in Beatrice, Neb., and served as superintendent at the Pinon Hills Golf Course after moving to Farmington, N.M., in September 1997. In August 2007, he moved to Las Cruces, N.M., where he built the golf course that is there today.

In addition to his wife, survivors include his parents, both of Syracuse; and a sister, Patrice Vagher of Garden City. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Willis Salter, Ethel Solze Salter, Arthur Kunze and Lula Kelley Kunze.

Funeral will begin at 10 a.m. MDT Thursday at First Presbyterian Church, Syracuse. Burial will follow at Syracuse Cemetery.

There will be no visitation. Condolences may be sent to fellersfh@yahoo.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials payable to the Alan Salter Scholarship Fund or Hospice of the Valley may be sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home & Monuments LLC, Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878.

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