John P. Salzman, 56, town of Hewitt, died Tuesday, September 7, 2021 at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.
He was born August 3, 1965 in Wausau, son of the late Leonard and Alice (Wanke) Salzman.
John was a graduate of DC Everest High School and began his working career at Northcentral Technical College, Wausau, where he worked in maintenance for the metal workshop. John was very involved with local auctions and enjoyed working as a yard manager for Nitke Auction Center, Kronenwetter. He furthered his working career, proudly earning his CDL and was a professional driver for area companies.
John loved to collect train memorabilia and enjoyed steam engine train rides. He loved his tractors and “tinkering” and “fixing” cars. John enjoyed traveling the country with Rob in their RV to country music shows. They especially enjoyed seeing Nick Hickman, Camille Rae, and KT Country perform.
He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include, five siblings, Marie Hughes, Kenosha, Karen Hass, town of Weston, Tony (Sandy) Salzman, Hatley, Tom Salzman, town of Weston and Patti Salzman, town of Plover; nephew, Steven Salzman; nieces, Shannon and Shelby Salzman; step-nieces, Ann Streveler and Jamie (Justin) Miller; and his loving companion, Rob Grueneberg, Wausau.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Matthew and Mark; his life partner, Evelyn Cooper; and his brother-in-law, Brian Hughes.
Funeral services will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 17, 2021 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Wausau at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com
The family would like to thank Aspirus for the wonderful care given to John.
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