Jack Slight, age 77, of Perry passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Wednesday, September 21, 2016, at the Boone County Hospital in Boone, IA. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 26, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. Visitation will be on Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Rippey Cemetery at a later date. Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home.
John “Jack” Bremer Slight was born January 15, 1939, in Yellow Medicine County, near Canby, MN to John M. and Freda (Bremer) Slight.
In 1943, the family moved to Russell, MN. In 1946, he contracted Polio. In 1949 the family moved to Sheldon, IA, in 1952 to Sibley, IA and in 1953 to Bagley, IA. Jack graduated in 1959. Jack was united in marriage to Dixie L. Dunn in 1963. They have lived in Perry and the Perry area their entire marriage.
Following graduation Jack attended Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines. He worked at the Farm Supply Store in Perry for several years. After that he helped a Bagley farmer for 10 years. Jack then started at the Perry Pork Plant in 1963, and continued working for Oscar Mayer until December 1986. Jack never allowed his physical challenges to affect his positive and thankful outlook on life. He would often say he was “richly blessed”.
Jack was preceded in death by his sisters Susan Slight, Polly Dawson and Myrna Koopman, and a brother Lyndon Slight.
Jack is survived by his wife, Dixie of Perry, IA; his children Al (Rhonda) Slight, J.B. (Lori) Slight both of Storm Lake, IA, Kayla (Steve) Marr, Castle Rock, CO and Jodi (Wayne) Schuttler of Perry and 10 grandchildren, Tyler (Amanda) Marr, Brittni Marr, Travis Marr, Nick Slight, Jessica Slight, Sam Slight, Amy Slight, Jack Slight, Andy Schuttler and Kate Schuttler.
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Carris Family Funeral Home & Cremation Care
1721 Park St
Perry, IA 50220
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