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SLIGHT, John 1858-1933


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/14/2015 at 13:14:31

John Slight, An Early Grundy Resident, Is Dead

John Slight, one of the earliest residents of north Grundy, died at his home in Parkersburg Saturday morning. He died very suddenly from heart failure shortly after he had gotten up for the day. He had been in failing health during the past year, due to an accident when he fell from a hay loft at his farm about a year ago.

Mr. Slight was born in Ogle county, Ill., May 17, 1858. When six years of age he came with his folks to Ackley where the family resided on a farm in north Grundy. Mr. Slight later bought a farm east of Buck Grove which he owned up to the time of his death. He lived there during the longest portion of his active life.

He was married to Johanna Haan in 1887. The wife died in 1922. Surviving relatives are a daughter, Ella Slight, Parkersburg; a son, George, from Waterloo, and a brother Dan from Cedar Falls.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 10 August 1933, pg 1


John Slight Obituary

John Slight was born May 17, 1857, near German Valley, Ill. His parents were Martin Slight and wife Geeske, nee Jochums. When the boy was seven years old, 1864, the family left Illinois and moved to Iowa, settling in German township, Grundy county. In 1881 they moved into Pleasant Valley township near Buck Grove.

Six years later, Dec. 7, 1887, John was married to Johanna Haan, who bore him three children; Martin, who died a few days after birth, George and Ella. Thirty-two years ago, in 1901, he withdrew from the farm and brought his family to Parkersburg where he had made his home ever since. Eleven years ago, March 1st, 1922, Mr. Slight suffered a severe loss in the death of his wife, whose end came after a long and severe illness. His daughter Ella stayed with him, taking good care of father and home. Again and again he gave expression of his deep gratitude for her unceasingly consecrated and unselfish service to him.

The funeral services were held Monday afternoon in the house, Rev. D. Siemsen, his pastor, preaching the sermon in German and Rev. Dr. Geo. Schnucker making an address in English. A duet consisting of Harry Button and Miss Lillian M. Sohner, accompanied by Miss Kopplin, all of Waterloo, sang a number of beautiful hymns. Interment took place in the family plot in the Parkersburg cemetery.

Six of Mr. Slight's nephews constituted the pallbearers: Martin, John, Ed, Leslie, Carl and Ralph.

--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 17 August 1933, pg 10


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