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Allen D. Slater 1941-2009

Dec 22, 2009

SPIRIT LAKE — Funeral service for Allen D. Slater was Saturday, Dec. 19, at Turner Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. The Rev. Sarah Rohret officiated. Burial was in Lakeview Gardens, Spirit Lake.

Allen Dale Slater was born July 22, 1941 in Emmetsburg, the son of Mabel (Cox) and Ernest Slater. He graduated in the class of 1959 from Emmetsburg High School.

On Nov. 6, 1964, Allen was united in marriage to Karleen Anderson in Terril. The couple resided in Estherville and operated Slaters Grocery for a period of time. They lived in Terril before moving to rural Spirit Lake in 1971. He worked for John Morrell and retired from the USDA. Allen was a member of the Methodist Church. Allen enjoyed hunting, fishing, taking photos and spending time with his grandchildren.

Allen passed away Dec. 11, 2009 at Keelson Harbour Senior Living in Spirit Lake at 68 years of age.

He is survived by his wife, Karleen of Spirit Lake; sons, Paul D. and his wife, Colleen, of Omaha, NE, Alan K. of Spirit Lake and Neil and his wife, Katie of Okoboji; grandson, PJ; granddaughters, Amber, Cassie, Cat and Abi; great-granddaughter, Mariah; brother, Paul and his wife, Mary of Ogden; sisters, Phyllis Schomaker of Lakefield, MN and Sharon Sonier of Sioux City; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mabel and Ernest Slater; nephew, LCpl James P. Slater, USMC; niece, Jeannie (Sonier) Meier.