Jerry W. Sleichter

Jerry W. Sleichter Jerry W. Sleichter, 71, passed away suddenly at his farm near Abilene on Wednesday, October 24th. He was born June 3, 1947 in Abilene, the son of Jack D. and Roberta M. (Stantz) Sleichter. Growing up in Abilene, Jerry attended local schools, graduated from Abilene High School with the class of 1965 and from Kansas State University with a BS in 1970. On August 25, 1968, he married Sandy D. Tollefson. He proudly raised his family on the fourth generation family farm north of Abilene.
Jerry was a member of the Abilene First United Methodist Church and Johnson Community Center. He served as a swine superintendent at the CKFF, and was a National Director of the Duroc Swine Registry. He was honored to become a member of the 2001 class of Master Farmer and Farm Homemaker. He co-founded the Five Star Pig Sale and managed it for over 50 years. He enjoyed participating with his children and grandchildren in exhibiting livestock and attending school activities.
Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Rhett Sleichter.
He is survived by his wife, Sandy, of the home; a daughter Jill (Derek) Deines of Manhattan; two sons, Jeff (Meredith) Sleichter of Abilene; Jay (Linda) Sleichter of Clay Center; and nine grandchildren: Riley, Katie, Maggie, Jackie, Lainie, Raychel, Natalie, John and Bryce.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Monday, October 29th, at the Abilene First United Methodist Church with Revs. John & Jenny Collins officiating. Interment will follow in the Abilene Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 3:00 to 4:00 PM on Sunday, October 28th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the Jerry Sleichter Memorial Fund. They may be left the day of the service, or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home PO Box 758, Abilene, Kansas 67410.

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