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SLIFER, Raymond 1907-1960


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 2/10/2015 at 21:33:00

Raymond Slifer Died Saturday in Marshall Hospital

Raymond Slifer, 53, Melrose township farmer, died at 5:15 p.m. Saturday in the Evangelical hospital at Marshalltown, where he had been a patient since noon the same day.

The deceased had been under a doctor's care for several years, but despite his poor health was able to continue farming until recently when his condition became serious.

He had been hospitalized at Rochester, Minn., for two weeks, then returned home until a few hours before his death.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Conrad Methodist Church, with Rev. H. H. Proett in charge. Burial was in the Conrad cemetery.

Pall bearers were Leonard Pierce, Elmer Drury, Dale Callaway, Boyd Erom, Luther Brindle and C. M. Evans.

Special music for the service was provided by Russell Kruse. Miss Evelyn Stevens was organist. Flower attendants were Mesdames Luther Brindle, John Hellmich, Elmer Drury and Leonard Pierce.

Raymond Slifer was born Feb. 18, 1907, at Worthington, Minn., the son of Orben and Lillie Mae Slifer. When he was about two years old, he moved with his parents to a farm north of Conrad, where he was to spend most of his life.

He attended rural school near the farm, and later the Grundy Center high school.

During most of his lifetime he farmed, and at the time of his death owned and operated the farm his parents had owned before him.

He recently completed a three year term as a director of the Farm Home Administration. Originally he was a member of the Ivester Church of the Brethren, but in 1946 transferred his membership to the Conrad Methodist Church.

On Feb. 27, 1938, he was united in marriage to Marie Crouse, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crouse, at the Little Brown Church near Nashua. To this union was born one child, Jane Marie, now nine years of age.

Survivors include his wife and daughter, four sisters, and two brothers, Miss Viola Slifer, Grundy Center, Mrs. John Joyce, Waterloo, Mrs. Grover Maack, Delavan, Wis., Mrs. D. A. Lockridge, Tampa, Fla.; Kenneth Slifer, Anchorage, Alaska; and Ralph Slifer, Conrad.

Also two uncles, Clyde Slifer of Minneapolis, and Oscar Slifer of Conrad.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 20 October 1960, pg 20


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