September 8, 2008
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/12/2008 17:00:00
202 W. Maple Street Willard OH 44890 9/13/2008 11:00:00
Raymond Slessman, age 67, resident of Willard, Ohio passed away on September 8, 2008. He was born on September 10, 1940 in Willard, Ohio to the late Neil and Velma (Moon) Slessman. He graduated from Plymouth High School in 1958 and was a life long Willard resident. He retired from Copperweld in Shelby, Ohio after 38 years of service. He was a self employed excavator and farmer who enjoyed making maple syrup and mowing his yard with his Steiner tractors. He was a member of the New Haven United Methodist Church. He enjoyed his model trains, and most of all spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Kathryn (Cole) Slessman whom he married on June 6, 1959; four daughters, Connie (Dean) Albright of Willard, Carol (Collin) Garner of Norwalk, Ohio, Brenda (Daniel) Barnett of Vilsek, Germany and Patricia (Mark) Pennewitt of Wilmington, Ohio; ten grandchildren, one brother, Duane (Dorothy) Slessman of Plymouth, Ohio; one sister, Shirley Heckman of Willard and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Cloyce Slessman and one sister, Inez Podgurski.
Friends may call at the Secor Funeral Home in Willard, Ohio on Friday, September 12, 2008 from 5-8 P.M. and on Saturday, September 13, 2008 from 10-11 A.M. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, September 13, 2008 at 11 A.M. with Rev. James Gaston officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio. Memorial contributions may be made to the Community Hospice Care in Tiffin, Ohio, New Haven United Methodist Church, American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com
Brenda, we are very sorry to hear of your loss. Donnie and I will be remembering you and your family in our prayers.
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. With Love, The Aguto’s (Vilseck, Germany)
Our prayers go out to you during this difficult time. Uncle Raymond was a giant among men in many, many ways. He has left the world a better place. The Slessman’s living in South Carolina.
We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
sorry for your loss , you have my sympathy
Kathy and family, my fond memories of Raymond are from our youth. We went for some wild tractor rides back through the woods that would have made a NASCAR driver proud. It was a wonder we both were not killed. As an adult I did not see him often but he impressed me as a man of character who did not know the word quit. My God Bless you in this time of loss.
Cousin, Dick Lewis
Just a note to let you know we will be praying for the family and that we care.
A co-worker of Doreen Weller.
Sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Phil George(AEP-Ohio Power)
We are sorry to hear of your loss. You have our deepest sympathy.
Sorry for your loss; You have my deepest
Kathy and girls~~~~
Our deepest sympathy to you all. Your dad and mom were some of our oldest friends. Even though we did not see you, Kathy, as much as we should and could have we still considered you both to be our best of friends.
Please know that you all will be in our prayers and will hold out a helping hand to you if you ever need us.
All our love, The Boyers
My Uncle Raymond was such a great guy that would do anything for anybody. He will sure be missed by all his family and friends. He will be leaving an empty hole in everyone’s heart. My prayers and love are sent to the family. With love and sympathy, THE FINNEY FAMILY