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Burton Slack, 79 - October 12, 2011

Burton Dale Slack, 79, of Gothenburg died Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011. in Gothenburg.
A book signing will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel, Gothenburg; with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial services will be held at Blase-Strauser Memorial Chapel on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Viter officiating.
Inurnment will follow in the Gothenburg Cemetery with military honors.
Slack was born Jan. 9, 1932, at Gothenburg to Delbert and Elva (Houchin) Slack. He attended school at Gothenburg Public Schools and was baptized at the Methodist Church on Nov. 15, 1953.
He served his country with the U.S Army from Oct. 24, 1947 to Oct. 1950. He had enlisted for two years but service was extended an additional year by President Truman.
Slack was married in 1952 and to this union four children were born, Kristi, Kathy, Karen and Kim Slack.
He enjoyed working with animals and livestock his whole life. He was a lifetime member of the VFW. He was also a local businessman for 33 years owning and operating Stor All Rentals.
Slack was preceded in death by his parents Delbert and Elva,his sister Jeanette and brother Richard.
Survivors include: three daughters—Kristi (Dutch) Edson, Kathy (Mark) Stencel, Karen (Mark) Meyer; son Kim (Marcy) Slack; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sister Norma (Wayne) Devine; extended family Linda Slack, Travis (Mindy) Brock, Detrick (Kirsten) Brock, Warren Brock and Della (Dave) Hengen, and seven grandchildren.
Memorials may be given to the American Lung Association of NE 7101 Newport Ave Omaha, NE 68152 or the Gothenburg Honor Guard.