In Memory

Jerry Slaten


Jerry E. Slaten
March 26, 1942 – June 8, 2009
MITCHELL - Jerry Eugene Slaten, 67, Mitchell, passed away at 4:10 a.m. Monday at his residence.
Born March 26, 1942, in Dubois County, he was the son of John Allen and Cora Elaine (Radcliff) Slaten. He married Henrietta Ruth Flora July 6, 1963.
He retired from Visteon and had worked at Crane.
He was a member of the Mitchell Masonic Lodge No. 228 F&AM and the Paoli Church of the Nazarene. He also enjoyed hunting mushrooms.
Jerry served eight years in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was the recipient of an Oak Leaf Cluster and Purple Heart.
Surviving are his wife, Henrietta Slaten, Mitchell; son, Jeremy Slaten, Mitchell; daughter, Jerena Ruth Bowling and husband, Mike, Mitchell; grandchildren, Mark Gardner, Jacob Slaten, Lucas Slaten, Alex Slaten, and Heather Bowling; step grandchildren, Cody Bowling and Haley Bowling; sisters, June Gresham of Mitchell, Jane Goodman, Mesa, Ariz., Betty Schmith, Beech Grove, and Erma Brandon, Bloomington; brothers, Lowell Slaten, Clayton; Larry Slaten, Orleans; and Jimmy Slaten, Paoli.
His parents, sisters, Marybelle Goodman and Anna Frances Ball; and brother, John Slaten preceded him in death.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home with Rev. Mark Bechtel officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery with military honors accorded by Cecil C. Martin American Legion Post No. 250 and Marvin R. Davis Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 9107.
Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home. A Masonic Memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Casket bearers: Mike Bowling, Robert Slaten, Hugh Gresham, Steve Grissom, Ronnie Hopper, and Rex Dalton.
Memorial Gifts; Lawrence County Cancer Patient Services.
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