Jack Slight, 77, of Perry passed away peacefully with his family by his side Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, at the Boone County Hospital in Boone, Iowa.
Funeral services will be held Monday, Sept. 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Mount Olivet Lutheran Church in Perry. Visitation will be Sunday, Sept. 25 from 4-6 p.m. at the Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Rippey Cemetery at a later date.
Memorials will be given to family and may be left at the Carris Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent at www.carrisfuneralhome.com.
John “Jack” Bremer Slight was born Jan. 15, 1939, in Yellow Medicine County, near Canby, Minn., to John M. and Freda (Bremer) Slight.
In 1943 the family moved to Russell, Minn.
In 1946 Jack contracted polio.
The family moved to Sheldon, Iowa in 1949, to Sibley, Iowa, in 1952 and to Bagley, Iowa, in 1953.
Jack graduated in 1959.
Jack was united in marriage to Dixie L. Dunn in 1963. They have lived in Perry and the Perry area their entire marriage.
Following graduation, Jack attended Capital City Commercial College in Des Moines. He worked at the Farm Supply Store in Perry for several years. After that, he helped a Bagley farmer for 10 years.
Jack started at the Perry Pork Plant in 1963 and continued working for Oscar Mayer until December 1986.
Jack never allowed his physical challenges to affect his positive and thankful outlook on life. He would often say he was “richly blessed.”
Jack was preceded in death by his sisters, Susan Slight, Polly Dawson and Myrna Koopman; and a brother, Lyndon Slight.
Jack is survived by his wife, Dixie, of Perry; his children, Al (Rhonda) Slight and J.B. (Lori) Slight, both of Storm Lake, Kayla (Steve) Marr of Castle Rock, Colo., and Jodi (Wayne) Schuttler of Perry; and 10 grandchildren, Tyler (Amanda) Marr, Brittni Marr, Travis Marr, Nick Slight, Jessica Slight, Sam Slight, Amy Slight, Jack Slight, Andy Schutller and Kate Schuttler.