Date of Death:  March 28, 2022

Service Details

A graveside service will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170. A luncheon will follow at the Eagles, 715 E. Hoffman St., Three Rivers.

Obituary Notice

Carl Newton “Bud” Slocum, 84, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, March 28, 2022 at Three Rivers Health.

He was born on January 24, 1938 in Three Rivers and never left.

Carl married the love of his life, Kathleen L. Kastead, on April 14, 1973. Their union lasted 49 years.

He was in the Air Force Band for four years.

Carl loved to bowl and passed on that skill, helping young children learn to bowl for many years. He served as bowling secretary for 25 years, and was on two to three leagues until his average went down and he decided to retire instead.

His best time was coaching men’s baseball leagues for several years, but his highest moment was coaching his wife’s slow pitch league here in Three Rivers and going down to Fort Wayne for tournaments.

Carl belonged to the Three Rivers Moose Lodge so he could bowl on their league, did Friday night meals and helped to do Bingo.

Then he moved on and joined the Three Rivers Eagles Aerie #2303 for 43 years. He held many chairs and was president, helped the kids with Sunday breakfast, bingo, bowling banquets and many Eagles doings.

Carl really liked to watch TV – especially sports, Westerns (he truly loved John Wayne), and World War I and II movies. He took many trips around the United States with his nieces and nephews.

The light of his life was his wife, his many dogs, and a cat.

Remaining to cherish Carl’s memory are his wife, Kathy Slocum; brother, John Slocum; sister-in-law, Judy (Bill) Todd; nieces and nephews Lynn Wetmore (Michele Schiebel) (children Jaxson and Gage), Lori (Jack) Lawson, Tom (Kathy) Wetmore, John (Kerri) Wetmore, Amy (Jeff) Mantia (children Steven and William), and Andy (Angie) Johnston (children Josh and Jeremy); and a special cousin, Sandra Easton, whom he took to the eighth-grade formal.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Carl and Isabelle (Hadley) Slocum; and sister, Mary Wetmore.

Kathy Slocum would like to thank all the people at Three Rivers Health for all the love and care they gave him, and the ones with him in his room.

Additional Information

Donations in Carl’s memory may be directed to St. Joseph County Animal Control or the Eagles.

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  1. Cathy I send my condolences to you. It is always sad to lose a friend who also happens to be your husband.
    I am sad to lose a classmate,1956, who also was a friend and a “3rd warder”!!!
    Janet (Lintemoot)Knight

  2. Kathy our thoughts and prayers are with you. Skip and I are so sorry to hear this news of Carl passing. He was always a great help getting the Christmas gifts to the nursing home every year. He always had kind words when he spoke to them. May he have Eternal Rest.

  3. Kathy, Sandra, Jackie, Julie and all other loved ones,

    Carl will be missed by all who knew him. I’m thinking of him and each of you in this difficult time. May God be with each of you.

    Brad Beams

  4. Rest in peace Carl, I have known you a very long time. You were a good man and a good citizen. To his wife and family please accept my most sincere condolences. It saddens me to see the passing of people I have known for so many years.

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