Don Saltsman Dies At 80

A former state representative from Peoria has died.

Don Saltsman passed away Thursday at the age of 80. Saltsman served in the Illinois House from 1980 to 1996, when he lost to Ricca Slone in the Democratic primary. He was also a union head and a firefighter known for promoting organized labor and supporting Peoria's south side.

Saltsman had been in declining health for quite some time.

His funeral is set for 11:00 a.m. Monday at the Davison Fulton Woodland Chapel. A visitation will be held an hour before the service and Sunday from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the same location.

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