Obituary for Jack Slawson (2021) – Lansing, IL

Jack Jesse Slawson

LANSING, IL – Jack Jesse Slawson, 93 years old, from Lansing, IL, passed away peacefully on Monday May 3, 2021.

Jack is survived by his beloved daughter Jackie (Michael) Starzak. The esteemed grandfather of Kristy (late David) Nondorf, Kitty (Randy) Potts, Karla Macek, Michael Maggio, Larry Madalon, LuAnn (Mike) Radziejeski, Linda (John) Copeland and Melissa “Missy” Wilson, loving great-grandfather of thirteen years great-great-grandfather of four years, loving uncle of many nieces and nephews and former daughter-in-law Diane Madalon and his little furry buddy Spike.

Jack was preceded in death by his loving wife Beatrice (nee Sciackitano) Slawson; Son Louis Madalon and daughter Mary K. “Babe” (Mike) Maggio; Parents Roscoe and Gertrude (nee Brehm) Slawson; Brother Bud Slawson and Sister Phyllis Chandler.

The funeral services for Jack will be held Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2505 Indiana Ave., Lansing, IL. Pastor John Holyer will officiate. Jack is buried in the Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens in Schererville, IN. Friends and family can visit the SCHROEDER-LAUER FUNERAL HOME, 3227 Ridge Road, Lansing, IL on Monday, May 10, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Jack spent many years at Jewel Food Stores and National Tea. In his later years he worked for Gardiner’s True Value Hardware Store in Lansing, IL, where he continued to help people with their projects.

He proudly served his country in the US Army in the Korean War, Private 1st Class, and in the United States Navy, WWII, Seaman Second Class.

Jack enjoyed woodworking, he was always in the garage creating and building beautiful pieces of furniture. He really enjoyed spending time with his son-in-law, Mike, in the garage where he built his creations. He was also very proud of his vegetable and flower gardens.

Jack was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather, uncle, son, and friend. He was loved by many and will truly be missed. Instead of flowers, donations can be made in Jack’s name to Trinity Lutheran Church in Lansing, IL.

Published by The Times on May 9, 2021.

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