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Doralynn Salsman - August 10, 2011


Doralyn Salsman was born on Aug. 26, 1929 at Holyoke, Colo. She was the youngest of three children born to Leroy (“L.W.”) and Edna Christensen Kuskie who lived in Grant, Neb. She grew up in Grant where she attended school and graduated from Perkins County High School in 1947. After graduation, she taught briefly in a rural school in Perkins County.
Doralyn was married to Charley Salsman on May 23, 1948 at the Methodist Church in Grant. They made their home on the Salsman ranch in Chase County southwest of Grant. In 1954 they moved to their farm home four miles southwest of Grant.
Charley died in 2008 and Doralyn continued to maintain the farm until December of 2010 when she moved to Grant due to declining health. She died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday morning, Aug. 10, 2011 at her home. She had reached the age of 81.
Doralyn enjoyed gardening and tending to her plants and flowers.
In addition to her parents and husband, Doralyn was preceded in death by two daughters, an infant, Rita Ann Salsman and Marcia Hunt who died in 2007; her two brothers, Harold and Drex Kuskie.
She is survived by one son, Dick and wife Cindy Salsman and one daughter, Anita and husband Rex Burge, all of rural Grant; four grandsons, Kyle and wife Nancy Salsman and Kody Salsman, Chris and Tim Burge; one great-grandson, Carson Salsman; her brother-in-law, Jim and wife Joyce Salsman of Grant; other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011 at the Grant United Methodist Church with Rev. Rich Savage officiating.
Burial was in the Grant Fairview Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Bullock-Long Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.