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Albert Sloat Jr. Age 73, of Sycamore, IL, passed away peacefully at his home, in the loving care of his family, Thursday morning, April 20, 2006.BORN / EARLY YEARSHe was born, September 12, 1932 in Eau Claire, WI, the son of Albert and Selma (Wik) Sloat. Named after his father, he was always "Junior" to his family and "Al" to everyone else until 1955 when he married Dee Powell, who promptly dubbed him "Charlie Brown". On May 21st they celebrated their Golden Anniversary. By unanimous family decree, this wonderful man was pronounced: "Super Dad", "Super Papa", "Super Husband", "Super Brother", "Super Soldier" and above all the rest – "Super Green Bay Packer Fan" !His growing up years were spent in Wisconsin where he attended a one room school, and was baptized and confirmed in the East Bennett Valley Lutheran Church. As a young man he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served overseas in the Korean Conflict from 1951 to 1955. Returning home, he and Dee were married and made their home in Batavia. Through the years that followed they would live in Batavia, Elgin, St. Charles, Shabbona and Elburn, where Al had worked for the Elburn Packing Company before he married Dee. In the early sixties, he began working as a machinist at Burgess Norton Manufacturing, Geneva where he was employed for over thirty years until his retirement in 1989. He and Dee then moved to Spooner Wisconsin where Al enjoyed teaching Dee how to fish "for the BIG ones". When serious illness threatened his daughter, they moved back to Sycamore, IL in 1991 where they have since made their home. Al was a CHAMPION Euchre and Pinochle player with trophies to prove it. He thoroughly enjoyed playing cards with friends and family and never let them forget that he was, in fact, THE CHAMPION.SURVIVORS He is survived by his wife, Dee, of Sycamore, One son, Norman Russell (Peg) SloatOne daughter, Sheila (Dave) Bowden, Three sisters:Arlys Rischel, Carol (Brooks) Indergrand and Doreen HornOne brother-in-law, Palmer Onstad andOne sister-in-law, Lorraine Sloat8 grandchldren: (names for reference only – not for newspaper publication)Sheila’s: Chad, April and Jeremy JohnsonSandy’s girls: Anee and Faith OlesonNorman: Denny, Steve & Scott BrinerNumerous great grandchildren: Haley Farrington, Michael Farrington and Michael Johnson and Braden JohnsonAlexis, Jada and Marcus Al BeeSavannah Oleson, Andy, Jackie, Tyler, Jordan, Devan, Steve, Stacie, Jaimie, Sean BrinerSeveral nieces and nephewsA stadium of fellow Packer Fans and a "legion of losers" to his game of cards. PRECEDED He is preceded in death by his parents: Albert and Selma Sloat;One daughter, Sandi Sloat;Two sisters: Mary Wardlow and Lucille OnstadTwo brothers: Jerry and Richard Sloat3 brothers inlaw:Kenny Horn, Everett Rishel, Clark WardlowGranddaughter Stephanie OlesonOne special cousin Howard AustinVISITATION / FUNERAL Visitation will be held Sunday, April 23 from 3-7pm and Monday 9-9:30am at Conley Funeral Home, 116 W. Pierce St. Elburn. Funeral services will be held Monday at 10am at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Meisner, interim pastor of the Community Church UCC, Elburn. Interment will follow at Blackberry Cemetery, Elburn, IL. MEMORIAL A memorial has been established in Albert’s name. Memorials checks may be made to the Albert Sloat Jr. Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family at the same address or through his obituary at www.conleycare.com.
Visitaton Sunday April 23,2006 3-7pmFuneral Service Monday April 24, 2006 10am
Burial following Service