Woodrow Christian Saltzman II, 61 of Hewitt, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his home with his loved ones at his side.
Woody was born Aug. 3, 1948 in Chicago to Woodrow and Nettie Saltzman. He attended public school and attended high school in Inglewood, Calif. As a young man, Woody lived an adventurous life. He traveled the western U.S. and worked in the oil fields of California, Montana and Texas. He also worked in road construction, operating heavy equipment throughout the blue skies of Colorado, Wyoming and Utah. On April 22, 1978, Woody married his soul mate and best friend, Sandy Jo Stevens in Pontiac, Ill. This union was blessed with five children. Later, Woody worked as a carpenter in building projects throughout the country. In 1997, Woody moved his family to the Hewitt area where he remodeled an old country school house into a warm and comfortable home for his family. His heart was irreparably broken by the death of his precious wife, Sandy in July 2009.
Funeral services were held Saturday, May 1, at the Church of the Nazarene in Hewitt with the Rev. Johannes Marsland officiating. Active casket bearers were his sons and brothers: Travis Saltzman, Woody Saltzman, Bob Saltzman, Ed Saltzman, Mike Parker and Jamie Mousseau. Honorary bearers were his daughters: Pepper Woodworth, Starla Mousseau and Tonya Saltzman. To leave online condolences or to view video tribute, visit www.jonespearson.com.
Survivors include his children: Pepper Woodworth of Moorhead, Starla (Jamie) Mousseau of Hewitt, Tonya Saltzman of Wadena, Travis Saltzman of Hewitt, and Woody Saltzman III of Wadena; seven grandchildren; brothers, Ed Saltzman and Bob (Dixie) Saltzman, both of Chatsworth, Ill., as well as numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and a brother, Bill.