Madge Irene Salesman, 84, Columbia City, died at 10:27 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at her home.
She was born Feb. 18, 1933, in Larwill, a daughter of the late Ralph and Icy (Loe) Beasley. Her formative years were spent in the Larwill area where she attended elementary and high school.
On May 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to Carl Salesman, Jr. They made their home in Noble County near Big Lake. They later moved to Columbia City, Tri-Lakes, Churubusco and returning to Columbia City where they have lived for the past 14 years.
Salesman began her work career with Blue Bell, Columbia City, and then the Whitley County Memorial Hospital. After working eight years for Essex’s Wire she returned to the Whitley County Memorial Hospital until her retirement.
She enjoyed crocheting, garage sales and more recently participating in the seniors’ programs at the local YMCA. She loved her family and made them her priority.
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Carl; two children, Peggy J. Salesman and Randy L. (Luann) Salesman, both of Columbia City; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sons, Gerald, David and Rex Salesman; a grandson, Jason Christman and nine siblings.
There will be no visitation or funeral.
Memorials may be made to final expenses c/o Smith & Sons Funeral Home.