Paul F. Salzman, age 97, of rural Chebanse, died on Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee. Paul was born on January 11, 1923 to George W. and Ruth (Blatt) Salzman in rural Manteno, IL. He graduated from Manteno High School in 1940 and the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1949. He married Doris Kelly on March 17, 1951 in Champaign, IL. Doris died in 2014. He farmed for over 50 years before retiring in 2002. He was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church in Kankakee where he served in various capacities. Paul enjoyed eating pie, storytelling, reading and attending farm sales.
Paul is survived by two sons, John (Kristin) Salzman of Magnolia, IL and Frederick Salzman of Worthington, OH; two daughters, Alice Salzman of Downers Grove, IL and Jo Anne (Jonathan) Stenbuck of Attleboro, MA and four grandchildren, Francisca and Ruth Stenbuck and Emily and Aaron Salzman.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris and two brothers, William and George A. Salzman.
Visitation was held on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Schreffler Funeral Homes, Kankakee Chapel. More visitation time was held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of Paul’s funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Immanuel Baptist Church in Kankakee. Burial immediately followed at Kankakee Memorial Gardens.
Memorials may be made to Immanuel Baptist Church in Kankakee and Bible Witness Camp in St. Anne.