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Rodney Saltzman

May 2, 1973 — July 13, 2022

Rod Saltzman, 49 of Las Vegas, NV passed away on July 12th, 2022 in Las Vegas, NV. He was born in Mount Ayr, IA to John and Deanna Saltzman on May 2nd, 1973. Rod went to school in Creston IA, Snyder, NE, and graduated from Freemont, NE in 1992.

Rod was passionate about many things in his life. First and foremost was his family. He loved spending time with his parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. But his love truly got to shine when he met the love of his life Jennifer Horvath, and when his daughter Jean joined the family in July 2020 (to which Rod always credited her conception to corn-fed beef). Rod was very proud of his family. He provided for them while working for Union Pacific as maintenance away.

Rod had loved the band KISS since he was a kid. So much so that he and Jennifer were married at the KISS wedding chapel on September 24, 2019.

He loved his country, after graduating high school he joined the US Navy and was a proud crew member of the USS Conolly (DD979). He loved his shipmates and his time spent in the Navy.

He went to school at MMI in Phoenix, AZ where he learned to work on motorcycles. Rod would spend as much time as he could riding his Harley Davidson.

Rod loved his football teams, the Iowas Hawkeyes, and the Pittsburg Steelers. They were the best and no one better tell him otherwise.

Rod was preceded in death by his father, John Saltzman, his grandparents Otto and Grace Saltzman, Orville and Wilma Foreman, and Lowell and Dorothy Bray.

He is survived by his wife Jennifer, daughter Jean, mother Deanna Bray, and step-dad Dan Bray. sisters Tina 9Byron) Twohig, Angie Bray (Joseph Stednitz), brother Bret (Bailee) Saltzman, nieces Ashlee Twohig, Haley Saltzman, Taylor and Lilly Stednitz, nephews Jordan and Devin Twohig, Jon and Gage Saltzman, Trevor and Layton Stednitz, and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and mega friends.

Services will be held on Sunday, July 24, 2022, beginning at 3:00 PM at Davis Funeral Home & Memorial Park. Located at 6200 S. Eastern Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89119.

Rod's family would like to thank the staff at Sunrise Children's Hospital for their wonderful care, and the officers and detectives at Las Vegas Metro Police Department for all their hard work.

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