John Edward Saltsgaver

March 16, 1934July 22, 2012

John Edward Saltsgaver, 78, of Allendale, IL, peacefully passed away at his home with family on July 22. John was born March 16, 1934 to Earl and Nedra (Osmon) Saltsgaver of Allendale. He married Doris Winters in 1954 and they had four children. John was an Ironworker by trade and a member of the Masons. Earlier in life he was an avid hunter with coon hounds and after retirement he enjoyed camping, fishing, and was a faithful fan of Wabash Valley College Basketball. Waiting for John are his parents, brother Bob, Sister Betty, and son Steve. He is survived by his wife Doris, sons Mike (Sonya) of Geff, IL, David (Lynn) of Mt. Carmel, daughter Shelby Johnson (Mark) of Evansville, In, daughter-in-law Teresa Conrad (David) of Sumner, IL, brothers Chuck and Frank, both of Allendale, and sister Earlene (Carl), of Hillsboro, IL. John was loved by 8 grandchildren, Christina, Susan, Eric, Ashley, Justin, Maddie, Travis, and Pete. There are also 7 great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to VNA Plus Hospice Care, P.O. Box 3487, Evansville, In. 47734. Visitation will be held at Ingram Funeral Home in Allendale, IL from 6PM to 8PM Wednesday, July 25, 2012. Funeral service will be at 10AM, Thursday, July 26, 2012 at the funeral home. Burial to follow at the Allendale Cemetery. Online condolences may be left for the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, July 25, 2012
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 26, 2012

John Edward Saltsgaver

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July 25, 2012

Doris and all of your children that we did not have the opportunity to meet, and other family, we offer our condolences on your great loss. Dad, Thomas Elisha Osmon, and I so enjoyed our visit with you and John in May. I can't tell you how much good my Dad got from this reconnection of the last decade to the Osmon's in Illinois. He felt a special link to John because they both knew John's Grandfather as children, Dad when "Uncle Tom" visited Arkansas to hunt with his brother Elisha. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Your Cousins, Mary Bilan (New Mexico)and family in Arkansas

July 25, 2012

Dave, Lynn, Eric, Jess, and family,

Prayers are being lifted up for you and your family. May God comfort you and give you His peace during this difficult time.

Joe and Margaret Dougherty