John Thomas Salsman

Died: Sun., Apr. 20, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Thu., Apr. 24, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Fri., Apr. 25, 2014
Location: Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home

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   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, Missouri he was the 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 step father 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.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 6th and Payson.

   He was first employed as a mechanic and later as a service manager at Hadler International for 46 years until his retirement in 2003.

   Survivors include his wife, Wanda; three sons, John Thomas Salsman II of Eau Claire, WI, Kenny E. Salsman (Amanda) of St. Claire, MO and Andrew M. Salsman (Trish) of Palmyra, MO; six grandchildren, Hailey Mortimer of Keokuk, IA, Errick Salsman of Quincy, Breanna Salsman of Palmyra, MO. Carman Gerard of Palmyra, MO,Gavin Salsman of St. Clair, MO and Kaitlyn Salsman of St. Clair, MO; four step grandchildren, Jayden Roman of St. Clair, MO, Angel Thordsen and Beth Thordsen both of Hannibal, MO, and Nikki Thordsen of Palmyra, MO; Aunts and Uncles, Emmy White of Philadelphia, PA, Maggie White of Center, MO, Lucille White and Margaret White both of Palmyra Mo, Harry White of Quincy, Wayne White of LaGrange, MO, Paul and Betty White of Palmyra; a sister-in-law, Carrol Salsman of Hannibal, MO and one niece, Tyia Yowell (Jeff)  of Hannibal, MO. 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.

   Funeral services will be held Friday morning at 10:00 in the Zehender Robinson Stormer Cookson Funeral Home with Pastor Ken Kramer officiating. Burial will be in Greenmount Cemetery.

   Visitation will be held Thursday evening from 4:00 until 7:00 and Friday morning until the time of services at the funeral home.

   Memorials may be made to the Quincy Humane Society or to the Blessing Foundation for Hospice.

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Charles and Linda Begley
   Posted Mon April 21, 2014
Wanda, John had his own special way of doing things. So very glad to get to spend the day with him. We will cherish it forever. Love, Charles and Linda

Dotty Sweeting
   Posted Mon April 21, 2014
So sorry to hear of Johns passing, he will be missed greatly. Prayers to you and the family. Dotty

Candiss Rowsey
   Posted Mon April 21, 2014
Andrew, Kenny and John,
No words can express the loss of a parent, no matter how they left us. I want you all to know that we love you and are very sorry for your loss of your father.

Maureen Mayfield
   Posted Tue April 22, 2014
Dear Wanda, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear husband John. Having walked this path myself, I will be thinking of you, praying for you, and sending hugs your way throughout the weeks and months to come.

Your cousin, Maureen

Arnold Shawback
   Posted Tue April 22, 2014
Wanda, we are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Judy and Arnold

Judy McPhail
   Posted Tue April 22, 2014
Wanda, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Beth Boll Barlow
   Posted Tue April 22, 2014
So sorry to hear about John's passing. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that I am only a phone call away, if you EVER need ANYTHING! All my sympathies my friend. Love you
Beth Boll Barlow

betsy bimson clark
   Posted Tue April 22, 2014
John and Andrew so sorry for your loss. Will be praying for you and your families.

dena smith coffey
   Posted Tue April 22, 2014
Wanda lots of prayers and hugs coming to you my cousin in this time of sadness. if you need ANYTHING AT ALL my #217-779-1954. don't refuse to call, my phone rings at 3am as well as it does at 3pm, I love you

Eric and Shelly Hoffman
   Posted Tue April 22, 2014
Wanda we are sorry to hear of Johns passing.He was a good man and I wish we could have spent more time with you both.We love you and hope you will be okay

Bob n Sherry
   Posted Wed April 23, 2014
So sorry for your loss. He was good man. He will be greatly missed..

Phyllis and Robert
   Posted Wed April 23, 2014
Dear Wanda,
Our prayers and sincere sympathy are with you at this time of your loss of your husband John. Know what a great day last Saturday was for both of you with your own guardian angels. We are here to help in any way - and are just a call away.
Phyllis and Robert

George & Carol Baxa
   Posted Wed April 30, 2014
Hello Wanda. Carol and I wish to express our sorrow for you loss. Words seem awfully small at these times, but we have you in our prayers and our thoughts.
george & carol

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