December 16, 2020
Donald Gene Salyards died peacefully at 1:15 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020 at Heritage Point in Mishawaka, Ind. following a brief illness at the age of 89.
Don was born on Feb. 6, 1931 in Haxtun to Clyde and Maude (Holmes) Salyards. He grew up during the Depression in several small farming towns in Colorado including Littleton and Eaton. He started working after school at a young age and was always very resourceful. His numerous jobs included working in his Dad's blacksmith shop, helping at his Mom and aunt's café, melting down lead type for the newspaper, bagging groceries and harves...