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Bernard M. Slicker dies at 86

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Bernard M. Slicker, age 86 of Hobart passed away Saturday, October 11, 2008 at the Rensselaer Care Center.

He was born December 27, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio the son of the late William and Lela Slicker.

He is survived by four daughters, Jeanette (Karl) Friedman of Cary, Ill.; Lela (Greg) Schmidt of Chesterton; Helen (Dave) Lawson of Hobart; Sheilah (Mark) Watts of Elkhart; four sons, Alan (Kathy) Slicker of Hobart, Bill (Pam) Slicker of Hebron; Scott Slicker of Hobart, Rich (Cary) Slicker of Hobart; 21 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce A. Slicker, three daughters, Mary Lou, Virginia Sue and Pat, three brothers, Eugene and Donald Slicker and Wilbert Whisner, and one sister, Evelyn Slicker.

He was a longtime Hobart resident and was formerly of Pensylvania. He served his country in WWII in the U.S. Army. Bernard retired from Midwest Steel in 1984 and enjoyed spending his retirement with his family.

Funeral services, Pastor Allen Wright officiating, are Wednesday, October 15, at 10 a.m. at Rees Funeral Home, 600 West Old Ridge Road, Hobart. Interment will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery, Hobart.

Visitation is Tuesday, Oct. 14, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel. Call 942-2109 or online at


Posted 10/13/2008