In Memory

Willard "Pete" Slaten

Willard "Pete" Eugene Slaten, 91, passed away at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Glen Haven Gardens in Alton.

He was born in Grafton on April 14, 1922, the son of the late Ernest and Agnes (Willman) Slaten.

On March 13, 1949, he married Helen M. (Pittenger) in Grafton. She passed away in 2006.

Pete served his country in the U. S. Marines Corps during World War II with combat duty in the South Pacific during 1942 and 1943. He was employed at Shell Oil Co. for 37 years, working as an electrician, retiring in February 1985. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Alton and the American Legion Post in Grafton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by one brother, Paul Slaten of St. Charles, Mo., and several nieces, a nephew and several cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Erma Stock, and two brothers, Vernon Slaten and George "Barney" Slaten.

Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Visitation will continue from 10 until funeral time at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home with Rev. George Humbert officiating.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park, in Godfrey.

Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church in Alton and or the 5 A's.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

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PWillard "Pete" Eugene Slaten, 91, passed away at 9 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, at Glen Haven Gardens in Alton.

He was born in Grafton on April 14, 1922, the son of the late Ernest and Agnes (Willman) Slaten.

On March 13, 1949, he married Helen M. (Pittenger) in Grafton. She passed away in 2006.

Pete served his country in the U. S. Marines Corps during World War II with combat duty in the South Pacific during 1942 and 1943. He was employed at Shell Oil Co. for 37 years, working as an electrician, retiring in February 1985. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Alton and the American Legion Post in Grafton and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

He is survived by one brother, Paul Slaten of St. Charles, Mo., and several nieces, a nephew and several cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one sister, Erma Stock, and two brothers, Vernon Slaten and George "Barney" Slaten.

Visitation was held Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, at Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton.

Visitation will continue from 10 until funeral time at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at the funeral home with Rev. George Humbert officiating.

Burial will follow at Valhalla Memorial Park, in Godfrey.

Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church in Alton and or the 5 A's.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at www.eliaskallalandschaaf.com.

- See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thetelegraph/obituary.aspx?n=willard-slaten-pete&pid=169391853&fhid=24789#sthash.3vWvqQqv.dpuf