Arnold Slaughter of Bouton


Arnold Slaughter, 88, of Bouton passed away Saturday, May 8, 2021, at the Mercy Hospice in Johnston, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held Friday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Church in Perry. Everyone is required to wear face coverings and practice social distancing while attending the funeral service. Visitation will be Thursday, May 13 from 5-7 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home and Cremation Care in Perry. Burial will be at the Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorials will be given to First Christian Church in Perry or the Mercy Hospice in Johnston and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent at

Arnold Dean Slaughter was born June 17, 1932, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Charles Scott Sr. and Florence Irene (Bacon) Slaughter.

He attended the Des Moines Technical High School.

Arnold served in the U.S. Army from July 21, 1952, to April 20, 1954, in Korea.

He was united in marriage to Mary Ann Houseman in Des Moines Oct. 27, 1951.

Arnold worked for Rock Island Trucking and retired as a truck driver for Cadco/Triple F.

He was a member of the First Christian Church and American Legion.

He enjoyed playing music and singing with Arnold Slaughter and the Country 3 Band, collecting old model cars and coin collecting.

In death he rejoins his wife, Mary Ann; parents, Charles Slaughter Sr. and Irene King; and a brother, Charles Scott Jr.

Left to cherish Arnold’s memory are his children, Bob Slaughter of Bouton and Lorrie (Rod) Trogdon of Clive; grandchildren, Jason (Paula) Slaughter of Indianola, Christina (Justin) Boat of West Des Moines, Jessica (Jon) Maifield of Ankeny, Aaron Slaughter of St. Paul, Minnesota, Bryan (Alicia) Trogdon of West Des Moines and Travis Slaughter of Mahtomedi, Minnesota; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Taylor, Samantha, Makayla, Kaylee, Isaiah, Cheyenne, Gwennyth, Elizabeth, Kaylee S., Cadence, Brittany, Peyton, Carter and Adeline; God children, Lynda Meadows, Dana Meadows and Charlotte Meadows Ayers; a sister, Evelyn Street of Waukee; and many nieces and nephews.


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