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SLIGHT, Anton 1861-1931


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 6/12/2015 at 11:02:17

Anton Slight, Early P.V. Resident Dies At Grundy Hospital

Was Sufferer From Cancer Most Of The Past Year

Anton Slight, for many years a farmer and resident of Pleasant Valley township, died at the Dr. Mol hospital at 3:30 Monday afternoon. Death resulted from cancer with which the deceased was afflicted most of the past year. He came to the local hospital for treatment and relief. In 1929 he submitted to an operation at the hospital at Rochester for the removal of a tumorous growth. When this did not bring the expected relief Mr. Slight returned to the Rochester hospital again for additional treatment and at that time the attending physician discovered symptoms of cancer.

Mr. Slight was 69 years, 4 months and 2 days old. He came to Pleasant Valley township with his parents in 1880. He lived on the home farm a short distance east of Buck Grove until fourteen years ago, when he quit active work on the farm and moved into retirement in Aplington.

Mr. Slight was twice married. His second wife survives him. There are six sons and one daughter.

Funeral services are being held at Aplington this afternoon. Burial will be in Parkersburg.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 5 February 1931, pg 1


Obituary of Anton Slight

Anton Slight was born Sept. 27, 1867, near Forreston, Ogle county, Ill., and died in the hospital at Grundy Center, Iowa, Feb. 2, 1931, at the age of 69 years, 4 months and 6 days. When very young, in 1864, Mr. Slight came with his parents to German township, Grundy county, Iowa. Not long after they settled near Buck Grove. There they continued to live until 11 years ago, when with his family he came to Aplington.

Mr. Slight was married twice. His first wife's name was Anna Haan. To this union were born two sons, Martin of Shell Rock, Iowa, and John continuing at home. March 8, 1887, Mr. Slight was called to mourn the death of his beloved wife. In the person of Katie Schuck he found again a helpmeet and they were joined in sacred wedlock March 19, 1889. To them were born four sons and one daughter: Edd, living on the home farm near Buck Grove, Lesley of Omaha, Karl of Racine, Minn., Ralph of Buck Grove, and Mrs. Leon Parsons of Waterloo.

Two brothers preceded him in death, Martin, who died in 1903, and Ralph in 1921. There remain of near relatives to mourn his death his beloved wife, the seven children and 16 grandchildren; two brothers, John Slight of Parkersburg and Dan Slight of Cedar Falls; one sister, Mrs. I. A. Ibling, living near Parkersburg. After brief services in the home at Aplington the funeral procession went on to Parkersburg, where in the Methodist church the services continued, being in charge of Rev. Lohr and Henry Frey. They both spoke words of comfort, warning and exhortation to a large audience. Interment was in the Buck Grove cemetery.

Mr. Slight's lot was to suffer intensely during his illness caused by the awful disease, cancer, but he bore with exception fortitude and resignation operation and pain.

As our friend and neighbor died in the faith of God's Redeemed let us find comfort in the lines that follow which are founded on Rev. 21:4.

The former things are passed away;
There is no more pain.
The bitter cry of anguish caused by sorrow
No longer shall remain.
Death has been swallowed up by life,
And God from weeping eyes shall wipe
Henceforth all tears away!
--Henry Frey

The following and others were here Thursday for the funeral services of Anton Slight: Paul Schuck of Sibley, returning home Sunday evening; Ed Eisenschmidt of Dubuque; three daughters and son-in-law of the late Ralph Slight of Little Rock; Mr. and Mrs. Leon Parsons and two daughters of Waterloo; Mr. and Mrs. Martin Slight of Shell Rock; Mrs. Elizabeth Turner, Arthur Eisenschmidt, Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schuck, Claude Schuck, of Parkersburg; Mr. and Mrs. Tilman Schuck, Stout; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Lowe of Brownsdale, Minn.; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Huisman, Mr. and Mrs. L. L. Bausman, Wellsburg; Mr. and Mrs. Jack Perry, Buck Grove.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 19 February 1931, pg 16


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