Friday, May 17, 2002

Obituary: Alfred L. Slotten

MADISON [Wisconsin] - "Al" passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2002, and was born on Jan. 8, 1921, in Madison, to Edward and Caroline (Oppen) Slotten. His last name was originally spelled and pronounced Sloten. Al attended Draper Elementary and graduated from Madison Central High School. Al served in World War II in Europe as a replacement in the Texas Fighting 36th, Company C Division, of the Infantry. He received the Purple Heart for his wounds and was honorably discharged. After military service he worked for Union Transfer and Storage and then the city of Madison Street Department, retiring in 1983. Al married the former Betty Schlecht on Sept. 3, 1946, at Indianapolis, Ind. Al enjoyed his family, the Packers and golf. He was a member of the VFW Post 7591, Disabled American Veterans and formerly American Legion Post 501. Together Al and Betty were blessed with three daughters, Jeanne (Chuck) Miller, Nancy (Al) Rhode and Cheryl (Curtis Sr.) Nowlen. In addition to his wife and daughters, he is survived by his seven grandchildren, Paul, Andy and Emily Miller, Lisa and Amy McQueen, and Curtis Jr. and Nikia Nowlen; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; his sister-in-law, Alice Slotten; and brothers-in-law, William (Gerry) Schlecht and Harry Schlecht. Thank you to Carol, Carol, Barb, RuthAnn, Ann, Lisa and Jennifer, Jan, Sue and all the others for all the TLC Al received. Funeral services will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Drive, at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2002, with the Rev. Robert W. Groth presiding. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the time of the services on Saturday. The family suggests memorials be made to the Don and Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center or the charity of one's choice.

Originally published in the Wisconsin State Journal on May 17, 2002; submitted by Michael Vahldieck (Class of 1968)

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