Virginia R. Saltzman, 71, of Emerson, NE passed away while surrounded by her family, on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at a Sioux City hospital, following a brief illness of pancreatic cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, March 2, 2012 at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE with Pastor Gretchen Ritola officiating. Burial will be in Rosehill Cemetery in Emerson. Visitation will begin at the church from 4:00 - 8:00 P.M., with the family present at 6:00 P.M. and a prayer service at 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, March 1, 2012. Arrangements are under the direction of Mohr Funeral Home in South Sioux City, NE. Online condolences may be posted at www.mohrfuneralhome.com.
Virginia was born in rural Emerson, NE on January 7, 1941, the daughter of Otto C. and Meta L. (Hingst) Huggenberger. She attended school in rural Homer, NE then Emerson, NE. She married John J. Saltzman, Jr. on August 1, 1958 at First Lutheran Church in South Sioux City, NE. To this union 3 daughters and 2 sons were born. The couple lived in Hartington for nine years before moving to Emerson, where they have resided for 40 years. Virginia was a homemaker.
She was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Emerson, NE.
Virginia enjoyed bowling, camping, puzzles, reading books, crocheting, cooking and QVC. She loved her kids, grandkids, great-grandkids and her dogs, Spook and her buddy, Max.
Survivors include her husband, John of Emerson, NE; children, Linda (Joe) Mildorfer of South Sioux City, NE, Ron (Anne) Saltzman, Sharon (Robert) Demke, Duane (Willa) Saltzman, and Karen (Tim) Vogel, all of Emerson, NE; sister, Wanda Coan of South Sioux City, NE; grandchildren, Sara, Nicole, Matt, Ben, Brandi, Natashia, Litton, Nick, Megan, Justin, Neal, Laurel, Abby and Lexi; 9 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Virginia was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, 3 sisters; 4 brothers; 1 sister-in-law, Luella (Rose) Reese; 1 brother-in-law, Tom Saltzman, Sr.; and her mother and father-in-law.
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Your mother was neat lady and she loved you all very much. My prayers are with you and your families.
Thinking of the family in this time of sadness. Our thoughts and prayers are with all.
Thinking of you in your time of loss.
To the family...Sorry to hear of your loss. May God comfort you during these sad days. Prayers and thoughts to you.