Floyd Louis Salzman, age 86 years, of Marion, passed away peacefully at Shawano Medical Center on Friday, January 7, 2011, surrounded by family. Floyd was born May 12, 1924, in the Town of Fairbanks, and was the son of the late Louis and Elizabeth (Jolin) Salzman. He was a caring father of eight, proud grandfather of twelve, and great-grandfather of one and a member of St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. He was a WW2 veteran, serving in United States Army in Korea and Hawaii. After completion of service, Floyd was employed at FWD, Utility Tool & Body,Clintonville Co-op, Allis-Chalmers, and eventually retired as a dairy farmer. He was united in marriage to Lorraine Ruth Hoffman on July 3, 1948 at St. Rose Catholic Church in Clintonville. We lost Lorraine in December 2007. Floyd would refer to Lorraine as “a good woman” and thankful she was a part his life. Floyd had a sense of humor that he passed along to his children. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. Even until the end he he was gifted as a storyteller. Survivors include five sons; Steve of Clintonville, Dennis (Mary) of Clintonville, Mark (Merry) of Marion, James (Janet) of Appleton, and Jeremy of Clintonville. Three daughters; Anne (Bruce) Sager of Oshkosh, Elizabeth (Ron) Lohff of Clintonville, and Barbara (Art) Tessmer of Clintonville. There are 12 grandchildren, Matthew & Michael Salzman, Jason, Christopher & Sean Salzman, Jacob & Sarah Sager, Spencer Lohff, Caleb & Benjamin Tessmer, Briana & Ashley Salzman and 1 great-granddaughter Kailee Green. He also is survived by five sisters, Ruth Milanowski and Ethel Ashenbrenner, both of Wittenberg, Baeda Ashenbrenner, Shawano, Florence Redman and Loretta Salzman, both of Tigerton. He was also survived by brother-in-law Paul (Kathy) Hoffman of WA and sister-in-law Mae Miller of Appleton and numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his wife, Floyd was also preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Lenora (in infancy) and Myrtle Menge and brothers, Merlin, Marvin, and Clarence all of Tigerton and many brothers and sisters-in-law. Mass of the Christian Burial was held Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:00 AM at St. Rose Catholic Church, Clintonville. Fr. John “Jack” Malarkey will officiate, with burial later in the St. Rose Cemetery, Clintonville. Friends called Tuesday, January 11, 2011 from 6-8 PM at the BeiL-Didier Funeral Home, Clintonville, and Wednesday at the church from 10:00 AM until the time of the services. Condolences may be sent to www.beil-didier.com.
Thanks to the staff at Greentree Rehabilitation Center (Floyd was happy to call it his home) and the staff at Shawano Hospital. Special thanks to Dr. Cynthia Egan whose opinion and work ethic Floyd highly respected.