Donald Eugene Saltsman, 85, of Medaryville, IN went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, October 3, 2021. He passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his wife and family. He was born on October 30, 1935 in Medaryville to the late Hallie and Edna [Brick] Saltsman. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. On October 30, 1957, Donald married the love of his life, Beverly Jean Moisan, at the Medaryville Christian Church. She survives.
Donald was a lifelong member and past commander of the Medaryville American Legion Post #96. Donald loved fishing, being outdoors, and making new friends. He never knew a stranger and loved helping the community. Everyone that knew Donald would say that his greatest legacy was his jokes, laughter, and his amazing smile that could touch anyone’s heart. His sense of humor could lighten anyone’s day. Donald will be missed dearly by many.
He is survived by:
Beverly Jean [Moisan] Saltsman, Medaryville, IN Wife
Kathy (Jeff) McBride, Medaryville, IN Daughter
Laurie (Mike) Werner, Indian Lake Estates, FL Daughter
Jodi (Abby Thiel) Feuquay, Wheatfield, IN Daughter
Mindy (Stan Bennett) Lovely, Medaryville, IN Granddaughter/Best Friend
16 Grandchildren, 25 Great-Grandchildren, 3 Great-Great Grandchildren, which he loved dearly
Tom Saltsman, Medaryville, IN Brother
Mary Margaret (Art) Coburn, Monticello, IN Sister
Peggy (Bill) Coburn, Logansport, IN Sister
Shirley Saltsman, Medaryville, IN Sister-In-Law
Several Nieces and Nephews
He also loved and adored his extended family that he was blessed with when he married his wife
Preceded in death by:
Hallie and Edna [Brick] Saltsman, Parents
Jeffery Eugene Saltsman, Son
Archie (Pearl) Saltsman, Brother
Mildred (Ellis) Bennett, Sister
Violet McCoy, Sister
Evelyn (Marion) Nelson, Sister
Doris Saltsman, Sister
Ruth Ann (Gene) Terry, Sister
Lucille (Joe) Dunn, Sister
Karma Saltsman, Sister-In-Law
Helen Wrench, Half-Sister
Visitation will be from 11 AM – 12 NOON EDT Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel in Francesville, IN.
Funeral Services will be at 12 NOON EDT Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Frain Mortuary Querry-Ulbricht Chapel, Francesville, IN with Chaplain Joe Mollet officiating.
Military Honors will take place at the funeral home following services.
Private Burial will take place at White Post Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be made to The American Cancer Society.
Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.