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William P. "Bill" Slocum

March 17, 1933 ~ December 4, 2018 (age 85)

Obituary

OBITUARY OF WILLIAM “ BILL “ SLOCUM 12- 4 -2018

WILLIAM “ BILL” PERRY SLOCUM WAS BORN ON MARCH 17TH 1933 IN HOLDREDGE, NE. TO PERRY AND MABEL SLOCUM AND PASSED AT THE FRANKLIN CO. MEMORIAL HOSPITAL ON DECEMBER 4TH 2018 AT THE AGE OF 85.

BILL LIVED IN FRANKLIN FROM 1933 WHERE HE ATTENDED SCHOOL AND WENT TO FRANKLIN HIGH SCHOOLAND GRADUATED IN 1951.

HE MARRIED MADELON ESTHER FRUHLING ON OCT 28TH 1956 AT THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST IN FRANKLIN. THEY HAD FOUR CHILDREN KEVIN W SLOCUM, AMY JO WALTON, SALLY J SLOCUM AND EDWIN D SLOCUM ALL OF FRANKLIN.

HE WAS A SARGENT IN THE US ARMY FROM 1953 TO 1955. HE CAME BACK TO FRANKLIN AND WENT TO WORK FOR THE FRANKLIN ELEVATOR UNTIL 1958. ON MARCH 17, 1958 HE WENT TO WORK FOR THE FRANKLIN STATE BANK WHERE HE WORKED UNTIL OCT 2018.

BILL WAS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST AND WAS VERY ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY INCLUDING BEING ON THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM DEC 6 1955 TO NOV 5 1991. HE WAS FIRE CHIEF FROM 1973 TO 1990 AND AN EMT FROM 1973 TO 1990. HE WAS ON THE HOSPITAL BOARD FROM 1974 TO 1998 ALSO A MEMBER OF THE AMERICAN LEGION POST 209 AND A VERY ACTIVE MEMBER OF THE FRANKLIN COUNTRY CLUB. HE ALWAYS VOLUNTEERED HIS TIME WHERE EVER NEEDED.

BILL LOVED TO PLANT A LARGE GARDEN, GROW “RED” GERANIUMS AND PLANT UP TO 300 COLORFUL GLADS TO SHARE THEM WITH OTHERS TO ENJOY. HE PLAYED GOLF, WENT HUNTING DID LATCH HOOKING. HIS MOST LOVED ACTIVITY WAS FISHING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND WAS 2018 FALL FISH CONTEST TEAM WINNER.

BILL WAS PRECEDED IN DEATH BY HIS WIFE MADELON, HIS PARENTS PERRY AND MABEL SLOCUM, SISTERS INFANT TWINS MARILYN JEAN AND ELIZABETH ANN, GERALDINE “GED” NEUSTROM , AN INFANT DAUGHTER SALLY JANE BORN DEC 2 1961, DAUGHTER IN-LAW DEBRA SLOCUM , BROTHER IN- LAW JAMES WILSMAN SR, SISTER IN -LAW BARB WILSMAN AND FAMILY MEMBERS DENNY DECKER, JEFF WILSMAN, JOHN WILSMAN AND JEANNE WILSMAN BATES .

HE LEAVES TO CELEBRATE HIS LIFE, SONS KEVIN W SLOCUM , EDWIN D SLOCUM AND WIFE TRISHA, DAUGHTER AMY JO WALTON AND HUSBAND DOUG, EIGHT GRAND CHILDREN BRANDI CHARTER AND HUSBAND ADAM , BRYAN SLOCUM AND WIFE KASSIE AND BABY SLOCUM, MCKAYLA SCHWENKA AND HUSBAND DUSTIN, JORDON SLOCUM AND WIFE ALLANA, CARISSA WALTON, JENNIFER WALTON AND FIANCE MATT, RUSSELL WALTON AND WIFE ALYSSA, RACHEL BOSLE AND HUSBAND ZACH AND FIVE GREAT GRAND CHILDREN. AUBRIE AND LEVI CHARTER, CARTER WALTON , SUTTON AND SAWYER SKIBICKI, FAMILY MEMBERS JAMES WILSMAN JR AND WIFE PAM, SARAH DECKER, STU WILSMAN AND WIFE JACKIE, SALLY WENTWORTH AND HUSBAND LELAND, CHRIS DECKER AND WIFE SABRINA, KASI JAMEL AND HUSBAND PAUL, ANDY WILSMAN AND WIFE MELISSA, TONY WILSMAN AND WIFE CARRIE , JOE WILSMAN AND THEIR CHILDREN AND A HOST OF OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS AND FRIENDS.

SERVICES WILL BE HELD ON MONDAY DEC. 10TH 2018 AT 10:30 A.M AT UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST. THERE IS A FAMILY AND FRIENDS SERVICE SUNDAY DEC 9TH 2018 , 5:30 TO 7PM AT HUTCHINS FUNERAL HOME.

INTERMENT IS AT THE FRANKLIN GREENWOOD CEMETARY FOLLOWING THE SERVICE. LUNCH WILL BE SERVED AT THE FRANKLIN COUNTRY CLUB.

MEMORIAL SUGGESTIONS ARE FRANKLIN COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND FRANKLIN COUNTRY CLUB


SERVICES
Visitation

Saturday, December 08, 2018
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Hutchins Funeral Home
1402 M Street
Franklin, Nebraska 68939

Visitation

Sunday, December 09, 2018
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hutchins Funeral Home
1402 M Street
Franklin, Nebraska 68939

Family Gathering

Sunday, December 09, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Hutchins Funeral Home
1402 M Street
Franklin, Nebraska 68939

Funeral Service

Monday, December 10, 2018
10:30 AM

Congregational United Church of Christ
601 14th Avenue
Franklin, Nebraska 68939

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