Date of Death: October 6, 2018

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 12 at Hohner Funeral Home.

Funeral services will be held at Hohner Funeral Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Hohner Funeral Home.

Interment will be held at Moorepark Cemetery with Military Honors under the auspices of the American Legion Post # 170.

Obituary Notice

Dennis Robert Slack, age 85, of Three Rivers passed away at his home surrounded by his family and love on Saturday, October 6, 2018.  He was born on March 12, 1933 the son of Edwin D. Slack and Georgina L.  (Gemberling-Slack) Youells.

Dennis was born in Moorepark and at six months of age, moved to the farm on Buckhorn Rd in Three Rivers.  Dennis helped on the farm and was employed by other farmers.  He was working at Eddy Paper at the time he was married to Ruth Arlene Buel on March 21, 1953 and entered the United States Armed Forces on March 24, 1953.  Dennis made Corporal at Ft. Lewis, TX and Sergeant First Class in the Medical Corps at Fort Carson, CO.  He returned to Eddy Paper after his service and opened Slack’s Cabinet Shop.  He then worked construction until his retirement.

Dennis was preceded in death by grandparents, parents, and eight siblings.  Also preceding him was his wife, Ruth Arlene Slack and two sons, David Alan and Kenneth Robert Slack.

He is survived by son, Michael Wayne Slack and daughter, Marilyn Kay-Kahler Slack; six grandchildren, Jennifer (Stan) Slack, Edward Slack, Allen Kahler, Christal (Alex) Slack, Andrew (Jodi) Kahler, and Aleeyah Wood; thirteen great grandchildren plus one on the way in November; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Additional Information

Memorials may be directed to the American Legion Post # 170.  Envelopes available at the funeral home.      

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  1. So sorry for your loss Marilyn. I know your dad was very special to you. He and my dad can share lots of stories together in heaven.

    “Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you.” Psalm 55:22

  2. We Love you so Much! The world Has lost the Most Amazing Man ever! Wish We could be there with our Michigan Family in there time of need! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!

  3. We enjoyed Dennis as a good friend, neighbor and he helped us replace our flat roof with a peaked roof that would catch the sun in the winter. My grandmother Carr lived on the Buckhorn Road across from the Slacks so Arlene knew Dennis as a 9 or 10 year old boy. Fond memories.

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