Royce E. Saltzman 64, died surrounded by his loving family, Saturday January 16, 2021 at Newton Medical Center. He was born April 19, 1956 in Seward, Nebraska to Glen and Donna (Roth) Saltzman. In June of 1975 he married Bonnie Hamm at Hesston, Kansas and she survives of the home.
Royce retired from the tooling department at Excel Industries in Hesston after nearly 30 years. He has a love of motorcycles and owned several through the years. He also built his own motorcycle trike. He greatly enjoyed traveling with his wife on motorcycle trips including to Colorado Springs. Royce enjoyed being outdoors and could often be found welding yard art in his shop.
Family was important to Royce and he looked forward to spending time with his loving family and friends and was especially close to his grandson Colton.
He is survived by his wife Bonnie of the home; daughter Erica Jost and grandson Colton Jost; sister Shirley Bauer and his special Aunts Erna and Detta Saltzman.
He is preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation will be 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Petersen Funeral Home and a private family graveside service will be in the Greenwood Cemetery Newton officiated by Pastor Duane Moraine.
Memorials in memory of Royce may be made out to the donor’s choice of charity in care of Petersen Funeral Home.
Rest in piece Royce. We had lots of good times!
Royce “Red” was a special friend to my husband Jim. Jim looked forward to their weekly phone calls, which he enjoyed immensely. They discussed many things, including politics, the Bible, and getting through everyday life. He will be greatly missed by both Jim and myself. Bonnie and Erica, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you experience God’s comfort and peace.
Royce will be greatly missed.
I was saddened to learn of my old friend and classmate’s passing. May Royce rest in peace. My condolences to all that loved him.
So sorry for your loss Bonnie. Sending prayers of peace and comfort to you, Erica and Colton.
Royce, our family will miss you everyday. Our summer time fun our 4th of July. Thank you for all of the joy and fun times we had. We will forever love you ❤️
I knew Royce best in the early years. What a great boyhood friend!
Royce was a good frend of mine and a good co-worker prayers to the family. Rest in pieces goodbye my frend.
So sorry for your loss Bonnie. Prayers for you, Erica and Colton.
I am so sorry for your loss Bonnie.
It was always an adventure waiting on Red when I was at Carquest. And, I didn’t go to too many rock concerts, but when I did I always ran into him there! I’m sure he’s rocking the skies up above!