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A Loss in the Lakewood Family


It’s with a heavy heart that we write this announcement about the passing of a beloved member of our Lakewood Family.

Sheila Salsman, wife of Chief of Operations Loren Salsman, left us on Jan 19th, 2016, after a long battle with ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease).

1933458_1767054426113_7489543_o Sheila was with us as we transitioned away from GE and encouraged us, providing counsel and support for Loren and our team, as we began our independent endeavor. She worked with organizations that provided products and services for the needy, including SHARE. She had a positive and loving effect on everyone she touched.  Loren and Sheila married in 2009 (at what will always be remembered as the best wedding celebration by everyone that attended). One year later, in 2010, Sheila was diagnosed with ALS and continued working until she was physically unable.

In 2011, Sheila attended the Association of Water Technologies conference in Atlanta with us, where we accepted the Supplier of the Year award. She was as proud of the award as any of us. Loren and Sheila, as well as the entire Lakewood family, appreciated the continuous, and genuine, outpouring of support from our colleagues and friends in the water treatment industry. The fellow members and staff at the AWT were especially kind and understanding as we took this journey with Sheila and Loren.




11391105_1052061668144973_7281376044002199131_nWe will remember how her smile, her laugh, and her spark brightened our day. She will always be part of our family and missed by all of us.

There will be a memorial in Wisconsin and then private services will be held in Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, donations in the name of Sheila Salsman can be made to ALS-WI on their Website (you can click the Blue button and fill-in the honoree information).


Thank you in advance for your thoughts and prayers.


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