Fred Salomon, 1929-2019

Fred Salomon, 90, of La Porte, IN, passed away Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019, at the VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, IN.

Fred was born June 23, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany.

Fred was a Holocaust Survivor. He was a member of the French Resistance during World War II and a member of The Palmach, which was part of an elite fighting force of the Israeli Haganah. These forces assisted in fighting for Israel’s independence. In addition, Fred fought in the Arab-Israeli War of 1956.

On Nov. 27, 1951, in Shave Zion, Israel, he married Haviva Baum. In December of 1961, he immigrated to the United States with his wife and children. He worked for Hedwin as a machinist for 25 years and before that he was a union carpenter.

Surviving are his wife, Haviva Salomon; children, Ilana Mrozinski, Amnon “Max” (Davida) Salomon and Alon Salomon; 8 grandchildren, Adam (Melissa) Mrozinski, Ryan (Elisa) Mrozinski, Cammy (Mark) King, Michael Salomon, Jared Salomon, Alisha (Trevor) Flynn, Emily Salomon, and Benjamin Salomon; 7 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Edith Rodgers; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother; 2 brothers, Peter and Heinz; and son-in-law, Paul Mrozinski.

A funeral for Fred’s close friends and family will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte. Burial will follow in the B’nai Zion Section at Patton Cemetery, La Porte. Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the service Tuesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations in memory of Fred Salomon to the National Holocaust Museum or the VNA of NWI Hospice Center, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Messages of condolence may be posted below on WNLP as well as at www.cutlercares.com.

10 Responses to “Fred Salomon, 1929-2019”

  1. Jeff Barnard

    Oct 07. 2019

    Alon, I’m terribly sorry about your dad. I’ll be praying for you and your family.
    I had no idea what kind of Israeli, French AND U.S. hero he was. You must be so very proud of your dad.

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    • Bob and Wendy Mrozinski

      Oct 08. 2019

      Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May all the good memories bring you peace. 🙏

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  2. Virginia Lancaster

    Oct 08. 2019

    Ilana and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you at this difficult time. Find comfort in knowing he can rest in peace. Gina

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  3. bonnie netzer

    Oct 08. 2019

    IIana and family Rudy and i are so sorry for your loss our prayers and thoughts are with you now and forever Love bonnie

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  4. Mike Chidalek

    Oct 08. 2019

    Haviva and Amnon, I just learned about Fred’s passing from my brother Marty. Be assured that I will offer up prayers for all of you (and for Fred’s soul).
    Peace,
    Mike Chidalek

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  5. Sue Kaiser

    Oct 08. 2019

    Ilana, so sorry for the loss of your father. Prayers to all of you.
    Sue Kaiser

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  6. Gayle DeMass

    Oct 09. 2019

    Ilana. Dan and I were shocked to see this. We had some nice visits with your parents at Miller’s. Our sincere sympathy for the loss of your father. Please give your Mom our best.

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    • Bob and Lynn Bline

      Oct 10. 2019

      Illana, We’re so sorry for the loss of your father. Our prayers are with you and your family.

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  7. Evelyn Magley

    Oct 09. 2019

    So, sad to read of the passing of your Fred .Haveva I worked with you at Indiana Molding . Many blessings to you and family. Evelyn Magley.

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  8. Kathy T

    Oct 09. 2019

    What an amazing history this man had! The family must be very proud. I hope it is written down to continue to pass on to future generations.

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