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.