Leanne Carlson Elmer

Age 41, of Olivet, MI, passed away August 29, 2013. She was born February 17, 1972, in Manistee, MI.

She is survived by her children, Joshua Walle, Adam Walle, Richard Elmer, Elizabeth Elmer and Faith Lee; grandson, Isaac Walle; mother, Mary Nichols; and brothers, Jason (Keri) Carlson and Aaron (Theresa) Carlson. She was preceded in death by her father Brian Carlson.

A private family service will be held.

Arrangements by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Alanna Hansen
September 4, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Leanne will always hold a special place in my heart. She was kind and smart and witty. I will miss her greatly. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family.

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Heather frechette
September 5, 2013 at 1:20 pm

I am so sad that Leanne is gone. She was a great friend and a terrific mother. I will miss her greatly and I will never forget her. My prayers are with her family.

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Gretchen Cooper
September 5, 2013 at 3:01 pm

I simply can’t find the words to express how I feel. Leanne was an amazing person. My heart goes out to her family. Its been a long time since I last saw her, but I think of her all the time. Leanne was a part of my happiest childhood memories and I will cherish them forever. Rest in peace my friend, I will never forget you.

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Keri Carlson
September 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

Leanne will be forever Loved, Missed, and Thought of !!! She was a great Mother and Sister. I will remember her laugh and how proud she was of her children. Also, I will always remember how patriotic she was. On every Christmas, Birthday, and Anniversary Card was the American Flag. Never to be forgotten, I love you…

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Theresa Carlson
September 10, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I am so blessed that Leanne was a part of my life. I will miss hearing her laugh and seeing her smile. She was a great sister and friend. She was also a terrific mother to her children. She will be missed by many. I love and miss you Leanne.

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aaron carlson
September 11, 2013 at 12:01 am

Sweet Leo, its hard to put it into words what you meant to me, I miss you so much. As hard as it is to think about going on without you, I know you went home to family, in heaven. Now we will miss you, as they have been missing you. You set the bar high for your two brothers, we are always reminded by your five wonderful children. Someone can live forever by remembrance, and you truly will live forever. Till we meet again Leanne, I will always love and miss you.

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aaron carlson
September 11, 2013 at 12:10 am

I miss you so much.

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Richard Elmer Sr.
September 11, 2013 at 2:32 pm

Leanne the one true love of my life. Today is 9/11 she would’ve wanted us all to remember those lives that were lost that day. God bless Leanne ,God bless America. Good-bye my love till we meet again.

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Jason A Carlson
September 11, 2013 at 6:13 pm

We all sure miss you sis One day we will meet again. Rest in peace sister.

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Kirstie Carlson
September 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm

Everyday you’ve crossed my mind. I’m going to miss you and miss all of the great times we ha when you came up to visit. Heaven gained a beautiful strong angel <3 you will be missed but i'll see you again someday. Love cootie

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Timothy D. Saltsman
October 22, 2013 at 10:52 pm

My homey! There’s not a day, a minute or even second that goes by that I don’t think of you! You were my life, my soul, my everything honey! It’s extremely hard for me to go on without you! But go on I must. Because we had a little girl together that needs me more then ever now. As she grows up I will share stories of you with her so she will come to know and love her mother as I do and as your other children do. She reminds me of you in so many ways. I will cherish every moment I have with her, just as I did with you my love! You are my sunshine, my world, and always my love. We only had two years together, but in that two years, you have given me so much love and affection, so much understanding, that I don’t believe there is another woman like you in all the earth. I miss you with all my heart and continue to do so every day. I’m sorry I was not at your funeral, I missed my chance to say goodbye to you, and now its the hardest thing for me to do. I don’t think I will be able to for some time. I know that you are in heaven, because God knew your heart and your thoughts, and He is a forgiving and loving God! I know I will see you again some day, and we will be able to laugh and talk and SMILE again together! How I long for that day!! With all my heart, I miss you sooooo very much!
I Love You Leanne

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Timothy D. Saltsman
October 23, 2013 at 12:24 am

Honey? I am reminded of this song I sang to you at work one evening, when you were crying about losing a cousin in the Military. You said it was a beautiful song and that it did bring you comfort. I want to put here for all to see. Maybe they to will find comfort in knowing that you are in a better place, and I hope that it will bring them and myself piece and comfort as did for you at one time!
The Lyrics are by Sarah Darling, And Guy Penrod sings this song so beautifully! Remember?
The song is entitled: “Knowing What I Know About Heaven”

V.1
I bet the trumpets played and the angels sang
Every sweet refrain of amazing grace
And that heaven’s hands opened up the gate
And the children danced when they saw your face
As happy as they were to see you coming
I was just as sad to watch you go oh but

Chorus:
Knowing what I know about heaven
Believing that you’re all the home
Knowing that your somewhere better
Is all I need to let you go
I could hope that I could pray you back
But why on earth would I do that
When you’re somewhere life and love never ends
Knowing what I know about heaven

V.2
Where every single voice makes a joyful noise
How sweet the sound when the saints rejoice
To every broken heart and every wounded soul
New life begins on streets of gold
Where every tear is raining here from eyes
I know the sun is shining where you are

Chorus:
But knowing what I know about heaven
Believing that you’re all the way home
Knowing that you’re somewhere better
Is all I need to let you go
I could hope that I could pray you back
But why on earth would I do that
When you’re somewhere life and love never ends
Knowing what I know about heaven

Break:
I could hope that I could pray you back
But why on earth would I do that
When you’re somewhere life and love never ends
Knowing what I know about heaven

I love you so deeply honey, and I will never forget the moments we shared the past five and a half years! Especially the last two and a half years that we lived together and shared our lives with each other. I will miss you forever! Till we meet again!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

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Timothy D. Saltsman
October 24, 2013 at 7:04 pm

It’s been eight weeks today honey, and I miss you more then ever. My life has been pretty empty without you! I’m trying to move on, but it’s the most difficult thing I have ever had to endure. I’ve never known pain such as this, but I’ve never loved anyone so deeply before. I don’t think this is ever going to end for me love. You will always be my first true love! You’re the first person who gave of herself and her love to me unconditionally. I honestly feel like a widower. And what a mother you were to your children. I know you loved and cherished them very much. We will all miss you and the laughter you brought to us all. I loved your singing voice too, but you never believed me when I told you so, but it was true. I loved when you sang to me. I miss the times we shared together and the love we had between us, even when times seemed so bleak. I wish you would have shared with me more about your childhood and things that bothered you, maybe it would have helped if I’d have known. Just know that I will always hold a place, a very BIG place in my heart for you, and I so look forward to being with you in heaven. Goodbye my love, till we meet again inside the golden gates of heaven!
I LOVE YOU MY SWEET LEANNE!!!

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Nathe Martin
October 27, 2013 at 10:25 pm

Leanne,

Your transition from earth to heaven was truly unexpected. You will forever be in the thoughts and prayers of both family and friends till we all meet again.

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aaron carlson
October 27, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Leanne. I’m so sorry.

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shannon boyce
October 29, 2013 at 11:23 pm

I will miss you dearly Leanne. You would have been a wonderful sister-in-law! Thank you for giving my family our dearest little Angel,Faith!! We will Love and Cherish her forever as we would have you!! You will never be forgotten!! I miss and love you!

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Timothy D. Saltsman
October 30, 2013 at 2:03 am

Hi honey. I’m at work right now with all kinds of time on my hands, so that translates into thinking about you! I wish I could just let it go, but every time I think of you, I try and figure out why things went the way they did. People keep telling me that everything happens for a reason. I’m having a very hard time with that. That would mean it was all in God’s plan, and I can’t imagine that God could be so cruel. I know God loved you very much. He saw us in the morning praying for our breakfast! He saw us praying for all of our meals with the children! He also saw us reading scriptures together! I know that God loved you very much. And you loved God and the church too! I miss having you standing and sitting next to me in church. I loved hearing you sing praises to the Lord! Such a beautiful sound. But you were so quiet. You didn’t like your voice, so you didn’t want anyone else to hear it. Oh how I wanted you to sing out! I remember one Sunday we got a good laugh out of something Richard said, remember? He said he was the only one singing in the church. We laughed so much because you couldn’t ever hear him sing. Well, I could cause he usually sat on one side of me while you sat on the other side. Anyway those are Great memories of church time with you and our children together. I haven’t been back to our church since you’ve been gone! It would be to painful for me knowing that I will never pray with you, sing with you, hold your hand or even put my arm around you ever again! I am doing much better though honey, and I’m sure you already know that, because I believe you’ve been watching over Faith and I! I also believe you’ve been watching over you’re little brother, Aaron! Honey he is a good man. I know you tried scaring me by telling me stories about how tough he is and angry he can be, but you also said I would like him and that we would get along just fine! Well I haven’t met him yet, but I already like him! And he loved, loves you very much! And we all miss you being around! But as has been said by all pretty much, we will see you again! You just enjoy your family their with you now and we will be their soon enough. With all my heart I love you Leanne. I miss you terribly.

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Timothy D. Saltsman
October 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

Hey sweetheart! I’m about to start work again, but I just wanted to share a quote I heard today, on Criminal Minds I think it was. Anyway, we both know I don’t like shows like that, especially now that you’re not here with us. Anyway, here is the quote. “Scars remind of where we have been, but they will never dictate where we are going!” My scars almost dictated where I was going if I had let them, but if it weren’t for my children and our daughter, Elisabeth, and your brother Aaron, who knows where I’d be today. I’m sorry honey! I know I failed you, and will spend a lifetime wondering and thinking of what I or we could have done differently. I tried to be everything you would have wanted or needed me to be, but somehow that just wasn’t enough. Please forgive me honey for failing you, and not being there when you needed me most!
I would say this would be my last post to you, but I’m not sure of that! I know I love talking to you out loud, but it is sometimes better for me to put it here. I hope you don’t mind. I love you sweetie!

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Timothy D. Saltsman
November 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Hey honey. Aaron sent me a text today of a picture of your headstone! It’s truly a very nice looking headstone. And I’m glad he had your picture put on it. Now everyone can see how young and beautiful you were. It’s been almost 11 weeks, and not a day goes by honey that you aren’t on my mind. I miss you, Love you, and at times still want to join you!
Faith is doing very well. She is missing the female contact though, and is so happy when she gets it. We might be getting to meet your brother Aaron and his wife Theresa soon, that will be nice! I just wish I had the opportunity to have met them with you!
I know this is a few days late, but I wanted to say happy Veterans Day to you as well, and tell you I am grateful to you for giving of your time in the service for me, my family and children and for your family and children and all the people of the USA! I know how much you loved your country! You’re the best sweetheart. 🙂
I have to get back to work now love, but I will send you another message soon. I love and miss you abundantly. With all my heart!! <3 0:-)

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Timothy D. Saltsman
November 21, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Hi Honey! Well it’s been 12 weeks today that I/We lost you baby! 🙁 I’m always thinking of you and still praying. I know you are safe and sound now, but it’s hard to be here without you and all alone! I know you’re happy now and that’s really good! I miss you and love you, and can’t wait to see you again some day soon! But for now, I’m here and struggling through life, but I am getting better! I’m doing all I can to make a good life for our little girl and I know that Aaron and Theresa want to help do the same for our little girl! She will want for nothing! I love her so much, especially cause she’s a part of you that I can hold onto! She’s a real angel. I love you sweetie! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 XOXOXOXOXOXOXO 🙂

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Timothy D. Saltsman
December 5, 2013 at 5:41 am

Hi my love! I’ve been thinking a great deal about you these past few days, not that a day goes by that I don’t think of you/us! But I was thinking of a song that puts how I feel into perspective, and I know that friends and family read the comments left hear. At least Aaron and I do anyway. The song was written and sung by Eric Clapton. Its entitled, ” Tears In Heaven”. Now you always sent me songs when you heard them and they reminded you of me or us and our relationship, this one is for you, but really, it is for the readers as well. So if you family and friends of Leanne get a chance to listen to this song or read the lyrics, you’ll get some idea of how I’ve been feeling since Leanne’s passing. I’m not going to lie, I do have thoughts of suicide, but as this song, which is so beautifully written and sung, speaks to every aspect of how I feel, I can’t go to be with Leanne! As sad as that makes me, I have 11 other responsibilities, they are my 11 children. Especially mine and Leanne’s dear little cutie, Faith. I couldn’t imagine committing suicide and leaving our daughter Motherless and Fatherless. I want to be there in heaven with you sweetheart, but now is not my time. And I know that when my time does come, you will be there waiting for me in Heaven, and you’ll know my name and I will know yours. I sooooo look forward to that day together! I just wanna come home! You are my home!
Before I go, there is another song that I am reminded of, and it’s sung by Queen, it’s entitled, “You’re My Best Friend.” You will always be that to me honey, no matter what road my life takes me down, I will never forget, and I will always love and cherish our memories together until that day that I get to see you in Heaven. I will go on missing you greatly!
I love you babe!

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Timothy D. Saltsman
December 11, 2013 at 3:39 am

I Love You Leanne!!

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Timothy D. Saltsman
December 13, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Hi Baby! It’s been a rough week as you know. I ran across this poem that really hit home for me and wanted to share it. I did change some of the words like we to I and us to me, and she to you and so on. It’s really a message from me to you honey! The author is Unknown.

My sweet Leanne,
God saw you were getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His arms around you
And whispered, come with Me.
With tearful eyes I watched you suffer
And saw you fade away.
Although I loved you dearly,
I could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
Hard working hands to rest.
God broke my heart to prove to me
He only takes the BEST!

Leanne, you were the BEST!! You were and are everything to me. And you always will hold a huge piece of my heart! With all my heart I LOVE YOU! There will never be another person like you in all the world! What a loss for us. I pray your happy, and really truly believe you are in heaven, so I know you can’t be nothing but happy there! We all/I MISS YOU! God Bless You Love!

P.S My mothers birthday is today! She misses you, and I know she loved you. She told me how much she liked you, you were very sweet! And I say AMEN to that!! 🙂 <3 I Love You!!

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Timothy D. Saltsman
December 17, 2013 at 1:48 am

I’m sorry Leanne, but something has been bothering me since I read your obituary! All of your children have there last names, but our daughter Faith. And I believe you would want her last name to be known just as I do. So it’s my hope that this doesn’t upset anyone, but if it does, to bad. Faith’s last name should have been included. Maybe no one really knew how to spell it. So for those of you who do not know Faith’s last name, it is Saltsman. Faith Lee Saltsman! And when I get the chance, I am going to change her middle name. Faith will have two middle names. I want to continue to honor our parents, but I want to honor you as well my love! It will be Faith Lee Anne Saltsman. This way Faith will carry you around with her the rest of her life. I hope you like it. My thinking is that it will cause people to ask, “Why the two middle names?” And I will be able to tell them the story of my dear departed love. It will also allow Faith to tell people about her mother if she is asked. We will carry on your legacy sweetheart. I know we never got to marry like we had hoped, but as I told you before, we were married in Gods eyes, and in mine! YOU WERE MY WIFE!!. <3 XOXO <3
I love you with every part of my soul dear!!
I will see you soon! 🙂

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Timothy D. Saltsman
December 24, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Honey I miss you so much right now. It’s Christmas eve and I’m all alone. I never thought that I’d have to spend another holiday without someone I love, but I guess I have a lot of those to look forward to. I’m not looking forward to Christmas day without you! 🙁 It’s been so hard here lately, and I am struggling so much without you. Your brother told me that life has to go on, and of course I know he’s right, but it’s so difficult for me, I loved, Love you so much, and am having a hard time getting on with my life. I let Faith go to be with her brothers and sisters tonight, so I will be all alone for Christmas morning! That’s the way it should be anyway! It’s probably a good thing I have no money, cause tonight would be the first time I’ve ever gotten drunk! And boy do I want to do that! I just want to drink and pass out somewhere! I love you honey and miss you in this world! Glad you get to spend Christmas with Jesus though. Still wish you were here! Goodnight love!

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Timothy D. Saltsman
January 1, 2014 at 10:53 pm

As I imagined honey, Christmas and New Years were nothing without you! I think of the song by Hunter Hayes, “Everybody’s got somebody but me.” I can’t get you out of my mind, and I don’t want to. I do however want to move on, but can’t seem to let go. I pray you are watching over us and I look so very much to seeing you when God is finished with me here in this place I call Hell. I know He must have something planned for me, otherwise I’d be gone and with you! I miss you love! I should have been cuddling with you this morning and all day today for the New Year. You’re always on my mind, but you already know that. I love you babe! xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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Shawna cronk
February 8, 2014 at 11:47 am

I had so much hanging out with you and all the times working with you! Thank you for being a good friend! I love you! Rest in peace!

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Timothy D. Saltsman
February 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm

It’s been a little while since I last left a message here for you honey. I’m sorry about that. I’m just trying to let go, which has proven a very hard thing to do for me! It’s Valentines day and I sure am missing you! I knew February was going to be tough, I just never imagined just how tough it was going to be. I love you Dearly. And I will always dream about the day when I will be able to come home and join you in the heavens. I know you know I am lost here without you, but I am trying to do my very best. I miss you with all my heart!
I love you my Valentine!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Timothy D. Saltsman
February 17, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Honey I just want to say Happy birthday! I know those children in heaven rejoiced when they saw your face, and as happy as they were to see you coming, I/we were just as sad to see you go. That is part of a song I sang to you one night here at Spartan Motors. Remember? I never thought I would be singing that song to myself to try and help me get through losing you. It’s been tough, not just for me, but for your brother’s and there wives, son’s, and your daughter’s. February is a tough month honey. Missed you on Valentines day, now your birthday and this Saturday as you know is our little girls birthday! She turns two. Then three days after that is Alene’s 18th birthday. I’m sure by now you know how much Alene loved you! She told me she didn’t know how much until you passed away. I miss you so much honey. But Faith and I are making it okay, and I know it’s because you are watching over us! We love you dearly!
I show your picture to Faith every morning and every night before bedtime, and she blows you kisses and smiles! I know she loves you. I got to go, this is getting to hard for me. I love you honey!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Josh Walle
February 17, 2014 at 11:22 pm

Hey Mom. I know I should’ve done this sooner, but I haven’t been able to find the words until now.

I miss you. I miss you more than I ever thought I could miss someone. These months without you have been torture. It’s only now that you’re gone that I realize how much I needed you. How much I depended on you. How much coming home to you and everyone else meant to me.

I wish I would’ve spent more time with you. I wish we could’ve seen Isaac more together. I’ll make sure he knows who his grandmother was, but it won’t be the same without you. I’m more grateful than ever that you were there when he was born, that you got to see him and hold him and love him as you did me.

I don’t wanna say goodbye to you Mom. You mean too much to me to let you go. I know I have to but I just can’t yet. I’ll always remember you and what you stood for, what you believed in. I know you were proud of us but I’ll make you prouder.

I’ll always love you Mom. Forever and ever.

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Timothy D. Saltsman
February 21, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Honey I love your Children! I miss them so much. What Josh had to say, just breaks my heart. He’s a GREAT young man and I know he is a TERRIFFIC father. I know you are proud of him and of all your children, cause we had that conversation. I don’t think any of us who knew and loved you, are ready to say goodbye! As for me, I don’t think that day will ever come. I haven’t seen any of your children since we lost you! I’m to afraid that they all think that I’m responsible! I miss them all and would even love to see Isaac. But I fear I will never get to see any of them again. I really wish they would get this investigation over with so I can at least try and make contact with them. I just need them to know, I loved you far to much to ever harm you! It’s just not in my nature to do such a thing. I miss everyone! I
I have a feeling, a belief, that you are watching over us all, and that you have become our guardian angel. A very beautiful one!
I love you honey!

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Timothy D. Saltsman
March 19, 2014 at 5:32 am

I love you! Faith and I miss you! 🙁

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Jon Lopez
March 22, 2014 at 9:04 pm

Leanne,

I am brought to hear today by Tim. As you know, I worked with you(at one point, I worked with Tim. Security car right into the lightpole shaking my head 🙁 ). Anyways, I worked with you at Building Services until the day I realized it was time to move on, permanently. We grew apart but from time to time I would think about you. You were so fun to work with, you were an honest person and you were just hilarious. You were a hard worker, knowlegeable and a terrific human being. I can tell you how much you will be missed, but it’s been documented time and time again here. The fact that you will be missed is obvious.

I remember the last time I saw you. It was the Dollar General parking lot in Olivet. I got out of my car and walked up to the door, and saw your gold truck that you bought from Kathy. I looked, and there you were. I smiled and waved, and you did the same. Then, you drove off. That was the last image I have of you, and even though no words were exchanged, I will cherish that time until the day that I die.

I know your in God’s kingdom now, and though it brings me no joy, I find comfort in knowing that your up there, putting young men into line just as you did with me when we worked together. I remember your catch phrases and I know your up there and God is telling you to tone down the language 🙂

You were a beautiful person Leanne, and I will miss you so greatly that putting it into words would be unfair. Your body will rest in peace, but your spirit lives on forever in His kingdom.

Revelation 14:13

Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.”

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Timothy D. Saltsman
March 27, 2014 at 7:01 pm

Seven months honey, and I miss you so very much. Life is extremely hard! I hate it!! I love you!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Timothy D. Saltsman
April 24, 2014 at 8:07 pm

Hi Honey! It’s been almost a month since I’ve written any kind of letter or note to you. I want you to know that I love you still with all my heart! It’s been very hard to carry on day to day, week to week and month to month! I finally had the love of my life, so I thought. You know how I always said that getting married to Tina was my biggest mistake in life? After eight months of living without the one who made me happy about life and happy about being in love, I’ve changed my mind about that now. You are the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life! I had told you that I was in love with you for three and a half years before you and I had gotten together, and that was true. The part I never told you about is that when we were talking about getting together, I was wrestling with God on the matter as well. I felt His promptings, telling me to leave you alone and to steer clear of you, and I turned my back on Him! I loved you so much and had longed to be loved back, that I did what I wanted not what God was asking me to do. Now you’re no longer here and I still don’t understand why? I don’t understand what happened between us. Why you did the things you did? I suppose I should still be in counseling, but it really won’t do me any good, I will always feel the way I do for the rest of my life. I am hoping there will be someone out there that maybe God has for me, not to take the memories away, but to help me get on with my life! I will never forget our love and what it meant to us both at one time, but thinking about you day after day after day, is killing my slowly, but surely! All I want to do now is come home! Home has always been where you are! Home has always been where God is! And I know no matter your reasons for doing what you’ve done, He has forgiven you and has accepted you into His arms and His home. I know you’re not poor anymore, and that makes me feel better. Still, you will always be on my mind and in my heart forever! You have been my best friend love! Missing you so very much! I’ll love you always and forever! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO <3

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Timothy D. Saltsman
May 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

Thank you honey for your service to our country! I miss you deeply and love you just as much! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO <3 <3 <3

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Theresa Carlson
May 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm

I miss you Leanne <3

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Timothy D. Saltsman
June 20, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Hey honey! Just wanted to talk to you for just a bit before getting started here at work. I finally got to see Bany and Bobo for the first time since your passing! I went to a choir concert of Bany’s. You know the one where we sat and made fun of the way parents let there kids dress, and the way some of them let there little girls dress in those short, short skirts and dresses? It wasn’t as bad this time, but it was a difficult time sitting there without you. I had a hard time concentrating. Sure missed having you sit with me. Richard did let the children see Faith though. She doesn’t remember them, and it was heart breaking! But I did my best to not show my pain. Richard wouldn’t let the children hug me either. He doesn’t trust me. He still thinks I had something to do with your passing! Maybe in time that may change. You know me, I am praying about it. Bany loves me, I know that, but Bobo acted differently towards me, and maybe that is Richards influence on him too, I don’t know. Anyway that concert was on the 11th of June, so I’m a little late in talking to you about it. It’s just that recently you have been weighing on my mind again, and I miss you more then ever. You still are deeply inbedded in my heart and that is your place and always will be. I miss you so much!
I have to get to work honey, Bye for now! XOXOXOXOXO <3 <3 <3

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Timothy D. Saltsman
August 8, 2014 at 11:17 pm

<3 <3 <3 I love you and miss you honey! <3 <3 <3
I think about you and the times we shared every day, and even though they were great times, they still hurt to think about, but I wouldn't trade the memories for anything in the world. You were the best!
All my love sweetie! You are deeply missed!
XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Timothy D. Saltsman
August 29, 2014 at 7:22 pm

Hey Love! Well it’s been a whole year since your family, friends, and myself lost you! I can’t believe time has gone by so fast. This week leading up to yesterday and then of course today has been extremely difficult. I don’t know what your brothers or Theresa are going through right now, I’m sure they are grieving just as I am. The sad thing is there is no communication between us. I know you don’t want that! You have no idea how much you are missed down here. How much my heart still longs for you! Faith and I are doing okay. It looks like we may have to move, and if that is the case, I will be giving Aaron and Theresa our new address. Things are still a struggle for us, but we make ends meet every day, week, and month. I would have went to hell and back with you, just to show you how much I loved you! I am still confused as to what happened that night, and I know that I will never know, unless you can explain it to me when I meet you in heaven. I am still in contact with Elisabeth, Little Richard (Bobo), really has nothing to do with me. Faith and I don’t get to see them and the one time we did, after a concert of Elisabeth’s, Richard wouldn’t let them hug me. So Elisabeth shook my hand and Bobo didn’t do anything. It hurts to know that I have lost your children the same night I lost you! It feels like that whole side of my family has died, with the exception of Elisabeth, bless her heart! I miss them so much and it’s sad they don’t get to see there sister grow up, or spend any time with her. You know I am watching the news and seeing how our world is today compared to what the scriptures say, and It’s my belief that I will be seeing you soon. I believe prophecy is being reviled at this time in our life and I believe the antichrist is alive and well today. So maybe it won’t be to long before I see you again. I do feel good in believing you are in heaven and that you are happy, I am just selfish in that I want you here with us! I know I’m not the only one who misses you and not the only one thinking about you today! I think about you every day! I miss you Leanne, with all my heart! I can’t wait to see you again and talk with you again, and be able to just be with my best friend! I love you sweetheart! Till then, I struggle and keep fighting till that day! And what a day of rejoicing that will be! Goodbye for now my love! XOXOXOXOXOXO 3<3<3<3

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Timothy D. Saltsman
September 30, 2014 at 4:32 am

Hi honey! I saw josh tonight at Speedway. First time since your passing. He looks really good honey. I know you are watching over your children, so I don’t have to tell you anything about Josh that you don’t already know. He’s doing exactly what he went to college for and not to many people can say that. I know you are proud of him. I’m hoping I will see him again before he takes on his new job, and maybe get his number so Faith can grow up knowing her other brothers, and her nephew. Josh tells me his son is doing great! I miss your children almost as much as I miss you, but I could never miss anyone as much as I miss you! It sure was nice getting to see him again, but I must confess, I was scared to approach him. I don’t know how he feels about. It’s been over thirteen months since I gave him the terrible news about you. And that just about killed me to have to do it. I know they miss there you deeply! Faith is beautiful honey! She is getting so big. I have to get in touch with your brother and Theresa to see if they would like to take Faith sometime. I want her to know her Aunts and Uncles. Well I am at work as usual, so I need to go open the gates now and unlock a few doors so I will go for now! Always thinking of you every day! Every day! I love you sweetheart! XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Timothy D. Saltsman
October 16, 2014 at 7:01 pm

I love you and miss you so much! Can’t believe this is still so hard for me. I want to come home!

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Elisabeth Elmer
November 28, 2014 at 10:55 pm

Mom… I can’t believe your gone. It’s been so long since I saw you. I miss you more than anything else in the world. I wish you hadn’t left… I just wish you’d come back. You were the best mom anyone could ever ask for and I never realized that until you were gone. Nothing is the same without you. Thanksgivng and Halloween and Christmas aren’t what they used to be anymore. Mom I just wish you’d come back home. I love you, I love you so much… Why’d you have to go… I’m so sorry. I love you

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Elisabeth Elmer
November 29, 2014 at 12:06 am

Mom, I hope you can read this. I hope I haven’t disappointed you with how I turned out. I’ll always remember you. I’m sorry for all the bad choices and things I’ve done since you’ve been gone. I hope you can forgive me mom :'( I love you.

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Faith bryant
December 2, 2014 at 8:53 am

ok, you never knew me… but your daughter elisbeth is my best friend, she was there for me every time I needed her. she misses you and loves you, we talk about you on a daily basis, she tells me all about you. We could have been good friends. elisabeth has grown into a beautiful young woman and is the best author I know. you would be very proud of her. I know I am

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Timothy D. Saltsman
December 23, 2014 at 8:17 pm

Hi honey! So it’s Christmas once again and I can’t believe it. Already! Time is just flying by without you here. I haven’t written you in while, but I sure miss it and you very much. A lot of memories have been flooding in over me lately and I find myself getting angry with you still. I’m sorry, I thought I had forgiven you for everything, but maybe I haven’t. I need to some how find peace. I know you’re gone and not coming back, so I’m not in denial, but I don’t know how to move past it all. Maybe I need to go back to counseling! I don’t know, but I don’t want to hold onto all this anger. I’m not always like this, but I really hate it when I get this way. I really believe you are in a better place. that God is holding you on his lap and taking care of His child now. So I do find comfort in that! Honey you are missed by all of us who love you, even if your family isn’t talking to me, I know they love and miss you so much. Merry Christmas honey! You are and will be missed again this year and every year. XOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Timothy D. Saltsman
January 1, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Well honey it’s January first, year 2015! Another year to be lonely and missing you! I love you so much. I am going to try and make this a good year, but I definitely will not be forgetting you! NOT EVER!! I wish you were here with your family, even if we aren’t together. I love you

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Timothy D. Saltsman
January 16, 2015 at 7:39 pm

I miss you!

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Timothy D. Saltsman
February 17, 2015 at 11:24 pm

Hi honey! I know you don’t have birthdays anymore, but I still thought about you all day today. I miss spending special days with you! I’m sure you’re happy and I’m sure I will be too one day. I just wanted you to know how much you still, and will always mean to me. You’re deeply imbedded into my heart. I will always love you sweetie! You would have been 43 today! I miss you so much! I love you honey! Look forward to seeing you again. XOXOXOXOXOXOXOXOXO

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Timothy D. Saltsman
March 27, 2015 at 4:07 pm

I miss you! ;-(

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aaron carlson
August 14, 2015 at 11:58 pm

I haven’t forgotten you or your past situation Leanne. You always said when things were tough you could and would lean on me. JM still here sister and I will make it right for you and the kids. I miss you so much.

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Tim Saltsman
September 1, 2015 at 5:37 am

So it’s been two years now honey, and not a day has gone by that I havent thought about you! I know I havent written in a while, so much has been going on it’s so difficult without you. Faith is growing up to be as beautiful as you. Every time I look into her eyes, I see more and more of you. I’m so grateful to have her in my life, it would be much much different if she were not around too! I still show her your picture and tell her who her mommy is, and how special you were to me! I love and miss you Leanne! With all my heart! I guess Kathy Bushy has passed away now too! Back in June. Shes had several strokes. I suppose the two of you are getting to talk noe, that wouls be great! I remember the love the two of you shared as friends. She missed you dearly and now maybe the two of you are all cought up and spending lots of time together. Your brother Aaron asked me if I thought you had gone to heaven? I believe that with every aspect of my Christian life now! I know God loves you and has brought you home. It makes it easier knowing what I know about heaven! You remember that song? I played it for you and sang it to you! That song is everything to me now! It helps me to get through the tough times when I start thinking I dont understand! When I get confused! When all i need to know is that God has a place for you. For all of us who love Him, and you did love Him. I saw that every Sunday at church. I pray you are happy, How can you not be in heaven. Goodnight my love! Sorry its been so long! I lkve you!

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Tim Saltsman
February 17, 2016 at 9:45 am

I wish you were here honey, so I could wish you a happy birthday! I haven’t forgotten you, not even close! Faith talks about you all the time and is always telling her brothers and sisters, well the ones she gets to see anyway, that you are in heaven with God and Jesus and that she is going to see you again one day! I am finding it hard to move on without you, but I too know that one day I will be able to put my arms around you and tell you how much I love you! I always will! In this life and in the next one up in heaven! We miss you! We will celebrate your birthday today and I will share my memories with our daughter of her Great and wonderful mother, and what a blessing you were to so many people! I love you honey! With all my heart! <3 XOXOXOXO <3

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Tim Saltsman
August 29, 2016 at 9:53 am

Well it’s been three years since your passing hun, and I can hardly believe it still! I still miss you so much. I know life must go on for me and it does and will continue to do so for my children and our daughter Faith! She is so adorable and full of life. She is learning so fast and growing so fast I can’t imagine what it will be like when she is old enough to go out on her own! I really never want to see that day come, but it will. Life has been a struggle since you left, but I am determined to get passed everything and move on. I love you, and have never stopped loving you. You will always occupy a very huge piece of my heart. It is my prayer that you are happy now! That you are getting to see so many sunrises and sunsets, and so many beautiful things that we that are still on earth can only imagine what heaven is like! Even though I believe it was not your time to go from us (your loved ones), I believe with all my heart you are happy and in a much better place then we are here on earth! As God is my witness, I will see you again! And that will be a glorious and Great celebration! I miss you with all my heart! Until then, I will do my best with our child and yours if I am ever able to see them again one day! Love you always sweetheart! <3XOXOXOXO<3

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Tim Saltsman
February 17, 2017 at 9:05 am

Hi hun! Well today would have been your 45th birthday! Still saddened by your not being here with and for us. We who love you, miss you will all of our hearts. As you know our daughter turns 5 in 5 days. She is beautiful and reminds me of you in so many ways. She would have made you very happy! She talks all the time and sings and laughs. What a joy she is! I am saddened that you are not here in her life physically, but she and I talk often of you in heaven with God and Jesus and how much happier you are there. We love you and miss you! I wish I could wish you happy birthday, but you really won’t be having those anymore, but Faith and I will celebrate it in our own way anyway! God love you honey. Until we meet again! XOXOXOXO

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