Karen Salsgiver

Karen L. Salsgiver (Garman)

Tuesday, April 18th, 1950 - Sunday, January 17th, 2021
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Karen L. Salsgiver, 70, Bellwood, died unexpectedly Sunday, January 17, 2021 at her home.
She was born April 18, 1950 in Altoona, daughter of the late Clyde and Ann Garman.
On Feb. 1, 1991, she married Ronald K. Salsgiver, Sr. in Winchester, Va.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, Ronald C. (Christine) Schellhammer of Fredricksburg,
Ronald K. (Rhonda) Salsgiver, Jr. of North Carolina, and Dennis E. (Dawn) Salsgiver of Roaring Spring; a daughter, Karen A. Keller of Bellwood; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, David Miller of Bellwood; and two sisters, Sue Snyder of Hollidaysburg and Sylvia Albert of Tyrone. She was preceded in death by a brother Ronald E. “Charlie” Johnson.
Karen was owner of Karen’s Childcare, Bellwood and she was a member of Hillside Community Church, Bellwood. She enjoyed reading, winemaking, traveling to wineries and feeding the birds, squirrels and cats. She was a good wife and loving mother.

Friends will be received from 2 to 4 pm, Sat., Jan. 23, 2021 at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Inc. Bellwood. A memorial service will be held at 5pm, Sat. Jan. 23, 2021 at Hillside Community Church, Bellwood.

The family suggests that contributions in Karen’s memory be made to Central Pennsylvania Humane Society, Altoona, Pa.
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  • Visitation

    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Inc.
    618 Martin Street
    BELLWOOD, PA 16617
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 | 5:00pm
    Saturday, January 23rd, 2021 5:00pm
    Hillside Community Church
    508 S. Cambria Street
    BELLWOOD, PA 16617
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Pastor Ashley Shook

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Linda Nelson Densmore

Posted at 11:13am
Karen was one of those people you meet once and she becomes a friend for life. Her kindness and gentleness touched so many lives. My deepest Sympathy to all her family, friends and acquaintances that are left to grieve such a great loss.
Linda Nelson Densmore

Donna Bernardus

Posted at 10:52am
You were a dedicated friend. A true lady always. A wonderful wife, mother amd care giver. You always had time to talk..share a recipe...a good book. Always positive. You will be missed and have left a void in all our lives.
See you and Sandy cat over the Rainbow me a glass of wine and a place on the porch.
Eternal respect and love. Donna and Bert Cat

Joy Staley Sloan

Posted at 12:15pm
Sending thoughts and prayers to the families.

Patty Seeger

Posted at 07:38am
my Son went to Karen’s daycare. She was wonderful with kids and truly enjoyed them. I remember her as a kind, gentle lady. My condolences to the family. She will be missed

Sandra Mock

Posted at 06:30pm
Karen, what can I say. We have been friends for 59 yrs. I have a hole in my heart & soul, my heart is breaking...... I'm so glad & honored to have been your friend for so long I just thought our friendship would continue for another zillion years. I love you (& your award winning wines) and will miss you every day of my life!

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