Robert Ott 'Bob' Salzman, 74, of Hallsville, passed away at The Bluffs, in Columbia, Friday, March 25.
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Visitation for Mr. Salzman will be from 6 – 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 29, at Davis Funeral Chapel in Boonville. Funeral services will be held at the Davis Chapel at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, with Rev. Dennis Stuart, pastor of Praise Assembly of God Church in Columbia, officiating. Burial will follow at Bunceton Masonic Cemetery with military honors.
Robert Ott Salzman was born in Bunceton, Mo., April 3, 1936, the son of Fred Salzman and Elma Larimore Salzman. He was the 16th of 17 children, six girls and eleven boys. Bob lived in Pilot Grove, Mo., and was employed by the MO Dept. of Transportation as a field mechanic from 1973 until his retirement in 1997. He had moved to Boone County in 1979. Bob served his country in the U. S. Army. His children are privileged to have had Bob as their father, as stated by them: "Dad was our hero, always giving without asking for anything in return and was there for us with guidance, and 'always', love." Bob was greatly loved by his family and friends and will be deeply missed. He enjoyed life and especially playing bingo on Friday night with his children and friends in Ashland. He was an inspiration to his family and leaves them with many wonderful memories.
Mr. Salzman was preceded in death by fourteen brothers and sisters. He is survived by a twin sister, Jeanette Miller and her husband Philip, of Bunceton, and a brother, Marvin Salzman and wife Barbara of Versailles. He is also survived by his children: Lisa Oswald and husband Dan, of Columbia, Jill Perrigo and husband Monty of Hartsburg, Toni Brown and husband Kevin, of Harrisburg and Jeff Salzman, of Prairie Home, as well as his 11 grandchildren: Daniel Oswald, Stephanie Oswald Parsons and her husband, Michael, Samantha Oswald and husband, Aaron and Mallorie Oswald, all of Columbia, Timothy Perrigo of Hallsville, Chad Perrigo of Santa Ana, Calif., and Lydia Perrigo, of Hartsburg, Shelby Salzman of Prairie Home, and Krista, Kyle and Trevor Brown of Harrisburg. He will also be missed by five great-grandchildren.
Memorials are suggested to the American Lung Association.
Condolences may be given on line at davisfuneralchapelboonville.com.
Published in Boonville Daily News from Mar. 28 to Apr. 4, 2011