Wanda Saltsman

Obituary of Wanda Lee Saltsman

Wanda L. Saltsman, 84, of Niles, passed away March 7, 2022 at Hanson Hospice of Stevensville, Michigan. She was born on December 13, 1937 in a train box car to the late Orville and Ella Jane Britt in Potomac, Illinois. After schooling, Wanda married and began to see her family begin to grow. Her first love was the Lord, and she was a devoted servant her entire life. Wanda, being born in a box car had a fascination with trains, both traveling in them and collecting them. It is also possible that her December birthday prompted her love for Christmas time as well. Her children describe her as the best cook around and raved not only about her homemade spaghetti, but also her cheesecake and a treat they often enjoyed was fried potatoes with chocolate gravy. In Wanda’s spare time, although raising nine children did not permit much, she enjoyed time in her flower garden, bowling on a league where she earned many trophies, painting ceramics, oil paintings, listening or watching Elvis, and she loved movies; a little-known fact was Wanda was an extra in the movie, The Misfits. In her later years, Wanda enjoyed time around the table playing euchre with her children and grandchildren. She is preceded in passing by her parents and her four brothers. She is survived by her nine children; Terri (Brad) Batchelor, Daniel (Tabbath) Saltsman, Mark (Kelly) Saltsman, Paul (Shelly) Saltsman, Brenda (Jacob) Bratzler, Timothy (Tina) Saltsman, Matthew (Angelia) Saltsman, Troy (Shelley) Saltsman, and Shannon (Frederick Henry) Boyce. She is also survived by her sister, Ellen Downing, 43 grandchildren, her 32 great-grandchildren and her special friends Jack and Glenda Thomas. Services to celebrate Wanda will take place Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. at Brown Funeral Home, 521 East Main Street, Niles, Michigan with a time of visitation one hour prior. She will be laid to rest at Mission Hills Memorial Gardens following her service. Those who would like to make a memorial donation in honor of Wanda may do so to the charity of one’s choice. Photos, memories, and condolences for Wanda’s family may be left at BrownFuneralHomeNiles.com Wanda’s devotion to the Lord, her warm smile, and her ability to make everyone feel at home when they were around her will be missed.
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Saturday
12
March

Visitation for Wanda

8:30 am - 9:30 am
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155
Visitation for Wanda Saltsman
Saturday
12
March

Service for Wanda Saltsman

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-1155
Service to Celebrate Wanda
Saturday
12
March

Mission Hills Memorial Gardens

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Mission Hills Memorial Gardens
61453 M51
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-8333
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