Trenton “Trent” C. Salminen, 13, Hibbing, passed away Sat. June 8, 2019 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Trent was born Oct. 14, 2005 in Hibbing to Rina Godin and Matthew Salminen. Trent had just completed the 7th Grade at the Northern Lights Community School in Warba, MN. Trent’s hobbies were those that most boys loved. Trent was happiest with a fishing rod in his hands. Many great memories were made on the water, whether in a boat full of friends on big lakes or alone with his great grandpa in a small boat at the family cabin.

Trent loved being outdoors, whether it was in a deer stand, riding the 4-wheeler and mini-bikes, shooting his bow, tearing up the yard with RC cars with his dad and sister or with family BBQ’s and bonfires. Time spent with family was important to Trent. Trent enjoyed shopping for shoes, going to Minneapolis, eating sushi, shooting guns, going to waterparks, fairs and just having everyone together. Trent was everyone’s buddy. He especially enjoyed “hanging out” or playing basketball or football with his friends Tyler, Jordan, Kaleb and many others.

The family would like to thank all who helped Trent, the First Responders, his friends and the Lifelink crew, Essentia Health-Duluth ER staff, surgical team and everyone who has supported his family and friends during this difficult time.

He is survived by his parents, Rina Edstrom and Matt (Julie) Salminen, two sisters Lexi and Katie Salminen at home, his paternal grandparents, Mike Jr. and Kathy Salminen of Hibbing, maternal grandparents Darrell and LaVonne Godin of Buhl, MN, paternal great grandfather Mike Salminen Sr. of Bovey, MN, paternal great grandmother LuElla Abress of Lindstrom, MN, maternal great grandmother Doris Bentele of Buhl, maternal aunts Ketti (Jake) Chamberlin of Hibbing and their children Esme and Bodi and Libby Mayer of Hibbing, his paternal uncles Terry (Deidre) Salminen of Hibbing and their son Bradley and Shawn (Terri) Salminen of Hibbing and their son Josh along with numerous extended family and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal great grandfather Fred Abress, paternal great grandmother Audrey Salminen, maternal great grandparents Art and Dorothy Godin and maternal great grandfather Paul Bentele.


Funeral service will be held Friday, June 14, 2019 in the Dougherty Funeral Home at 1 p.m. A visitation will be held Thursday evening in the funeral home from 5 to 7 p.m. and will continue Friday from 12 Noon until service time. Honorary pallbearers are Kaleb Jukich, Tyler Farnsworth, Jordan Farnsworth and Corissa Salminen.

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