Robert E. Salzman

Robert E. Salzman, 99, Porterfield, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at The Cottages in Marinette. He was born July 26, 1923, in Marinette to Frank and Jennie (Christeck) Salzman and was a lifelong area resident. After attending rural schools he worked for Porterfield farming families before enlisting in the U.S. Army. He served in the 602nd Army Eng. Battalion in France and Germany during World War II. Bob returned to the area after service and married the former Doris Bach on August 17, 1946, together raising a family of three children.

He had a 44 year career as an employee of L.E. Jones Co. of Menominee, working first as a machinist and later in engineering, then sales until his retirement. Bob and Doris shared common interests in their family, going camping and card playing with friends. He also was an avid sportsman, enjoying hunting and fishing along with his interest in gardening. Bob had maintained his own workshop on his home property and was known for his ability to build or repair almost anything.

He is survived by three children: Linda Hays, Kenneth (Mary) and Ronald (Keyan); two grandchildren: Erika and Riva Salzman; four step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Jane Zuern and Jean Salzman; and numerous nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Doris, in 2013; a son-in-law, Don Hays; brothers: Harold and Clarence; sisters: Doris and Joyce; five brothers-in-law; three sisters-in-law; two nieces; and two nephews.

Visitation will be at Porterfield Lutheran Church on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow with the Rev. Kenneth Michaelis officiating. Burial will be in Glenwood Memorial Gardens. Military rites will be offered at the church.

Robert’s family extends a special thank you to the entire staff of The Cottages Memory Care; Heartland Hospice, especially Amanda and Sabine; caregivers at home, Lori, Danielle and Julie; and especially his daughter-in-law, Mary, for the special care and kindness that allowed Bob to remain at home for so long.

Hansen-Onion-Martell funeral home is assisting the family.