Mr. John Thomas Salsman, 70, of Quincy, died at 9:44 a.m. Sunday (April 20, 2014) in his home after his battle with leukemia. Born June 22, 1943, in Hannibal, Mo., he was a son of Paul Truman Salsman and Louise White Salsman Copeland. John was nurtured by his grandmother, Lucinda White, and raised in the home of his stepfather, Kenneth Copeland, and his mother, Louise. He first married Sue Armentrout in Palmyra, Mo., and later married Wanda Hamann on July 12, 1997, in Quincy. She survives. He was a 1961 graduate of Slater Missouri High School. He was first employed as a mechanic and later as a service manager at Hadler International for 46 years until his retirement in 2003. John was also an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed hunting, fishing, reading, gardening, working outdoors, walking and mushroom hunting. He especially loved spending time and visiting with his friends and favorite bartender, Kim, at the VFW Club at Sixth and Payson. Survivors include his wife, Wanda; three sons, John Thomas Salsman II of Eau Claire, Wis., Kenny E. Salsman (Amanda) of St. Claire, Mo., and Andrew M. Salsman (Trish) of Palmyra; six grandchildren, Hailey Mortimer of Keokuk, Iowa, Errick Salsman of Quincy, Breanna Salsman of Palmyra, Carman Gerard of Palmyra, Gavin Salsman of St. Clair, and Kaitlyn Salsman of St. Clair; four stepgrandchildren, Jayden Roman of St. Clair, Angel Thordsen and Beth Thordsen, both of Hannibal, Mo., and Nikki Thordsen of Palmyra; aunts and uncles, Emmy White of Philadelphia, Pa., Maggie White of Center, Mo., Lucille White and Margaret White, both of Palmyra, Harry White of Quincy, Wayne White of LaGrange, Mo., and Paul and Betty White of Palmyra; a sister-in-law, Carrol Salsman of Hannibal; and one niece, Tyia Yowell (Jeff) of Hannibal. He will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Wayne Salsman. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Friday in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with the Rev. Ken Kramer conducting. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery. VISITATION: 4-7 p.m. Thursday and Friday morning until the time of services in the funeral home. MEMORIALS: Quincy Humane Society or Blessing Foundation for Hospice. ARRANGEMENTS: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home.
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Quincy, IL 62301
Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from Apr. 23 to Apr. 25, 2014