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James Salzmann

August 23, 1928 — October 19, 2009

Longtime Jackson resident, James (Dick) Richard Salzmann, age 81 died 19 October 2009. He was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, 21 August 1928 to William and Ada Virginia Mero Salzmann.

During World War II Family lived in Columbia City, Indiana where he graduated from High School. Upon Graduation he enlisted in the United States Air Force. During his time in the Air Force he fought in the Korean War conflict. He was honorable discharged and returned to his family home in Moline, Illinois. Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois was where he received his higher education degree. While in Moline he joined his Father and brother working at the International Harvester, Farmall Works.

He Married Suzanne R. Perkins, 29 May 1964. Their first trip to Jackson was in 1977 where they spent time hiking in the mountains and National Park areas. The Salzmann's moved their home to Jackson, Wyoming in 1983.

Dick Salzmann was a member of St. John's Episcopal Church as well as a long time loyal member of Rotary International. He was also a member for over 20 plus years with the American Legion Post #1413. Dick loved to garden outside in the yard of the family home and also grew inside the home many orchids. Dick was an excellent carpenter and in later years constructed exquisite detailed model sailing ship and HO miniature trains layouts. In his early days Dick was always one for adventure from his day of flying planes , riding horses, hunting, boating, sailing and fishing. His deteriorating health took away his ability to enjoy many of these adventures, but you could still see the sparkle in his eye as he talked and remembered the many stories. He is survived by his wife Suzanne, his daughter, Sarah J. Coleman and son, Donald S. Perkins, as well as two grandchildren, Sean and Katelyn Coleman all of Jackson, and an older brother, William Salzmann and family of Louisville, KY.

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