July 29, 1925 – November 16, 2021
Daria Salimes, 96 of Brookfield, WI, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at ProHealth Angels Grace Hospice in Oconomowoc, after she was admitted ten days earlier. She was born July 29, 1925, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Christ and Mary (Nee Brustouris) Kyriakopoulos. Daria’s father died at an early age and the family name was shortened to Poulos. Daria’s mother married again. Daria’s stepfather was Louis Millas. Daria graduated from Lake Geneva High School with the class of 1944. Daria was united in marriage to James G. Salimes, from Elkhorn, WI. Daria worked as an administrative assistant with the Walworth County, WI records department. At one time, Daria and her husband managed the Crossroads Motel in Elkhorn, WI. When growing up Daria worked at her family’s restaurant in Lake Geneva. Additional employment included retail sales and serving as an administrative assistant to an insurance agency.
Daria was a member of the Kimissis Tis Theotokou Greek Orthodox Church in Racine, WI. She lived a long and active life. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and hosting family parties. Daria’s baklava and other Greek pastries were exquisite in taste and appearance! In her younger years Daria sang in church choirs and enjoyed playing tennis. She was a member of the Lake Geneva Garden Club. She is best known for her gentle disposition, strength, and determination. Daria “Delores” was a role model to all whom had the privilege to know her, and she will be greatly missed. Family and friends find comfort knowing she has joined God and many other loved ones
Daria is survived by her three sons; George (Patti) Salimes, Christopher J. (Catherine) Salimes, and Louis (Jo Lynn) Salimes; seven grandchildren; James (Denise) Salimes, Andrea (Phil) Harsh, Barbara (Cory) Howe, Nicholas (Courtney) Salimes, Christina Salimes, Christopher C. Salimes, and Jonathan Salimes; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Holly, Wesley, Jessi, Brennan, Ian, Aislan, Emma, Averie, Mason, Michael, Kaiden, Abby, Aiden, Hailee; sister, Angeline “Angie” Millas; nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grand nieces and great-grand nephews, other relatives and friends.
Daria was preceded in death by her husband of many years, James G. Salimes, parents, Christ and Mary Poulos, sister, Helen (George) Condos, brother, Chris Poulos, niece Effie (George) Argiropoulos, and stepfather Louis Millas.
Visitation at ANNUNCIATION GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH, 9400 West Congress Street, Wauwatosa, WI on Monday, November 22 at 9:30 AM until time of service at 11:00 AM with Rev. Father Ciprian Sas and Rev. Protopresbyter John Ketchum presiding. Burial to follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park.