January 18, 2007

(11/3/1915 - 1/11/2007)

John Haines Slocum 91, of Burlington, Iowa, died January 11, 2007, at Great River Medical Center Klein Center in Burlington, IA.

Born November 3, 1915 in Atlanta, MO, he was the son of Roy M. and Ruth Haines Slocum. On September 27, 1940 he married Maxine M. Alley in Burlington, IA.

Mr. Slocum was a Navy veteran of World War II serving from 1944 until 1946 as a 2nd Class Petty Officer, aviation metal smith. He retired from J.I. Case as Quality Control Manager in 1978, after 40 years of service.

Mr. Slocum was a member of Masonic Lodge, Eagles, Carthage Lake Hunting and Fishing Club, American Legion, Case Plant Retirees, Old Timers Baseball Reunion and the YMCA.

Because of his love for sports he became a Burlington resident. He played baseball with several teams here and also played in the minor leagues for the Cardinals. In addition he boxed with the Golden Gloves and played basketball. His passion was to watch his grandson race.

Survivors include his wife of over 66 years, Maxine M. Slocum of Burlington; one son, Steven (Trudy) Slocum of Burlington; one daughter, Diane (Edward) Timmerman of Burlington; two grandchildren, Jennifer Slocum and Traci Timmerman; one great-granddaughter, Isabelle Slocum; two brothers, Joe Slocum of Santa Ana, CA, and Richard Slocum of Mountain View, CA; two sisters, Dorothy Lawson of Edina, MO, and Maureen Swearingen of Portland, OR; and numerous nieces and nephews.

His grandson, Brenton Slocum; parents; and two sisters, Lauran Louise Sackett and Helen Yantis preceded him in death.

The funeral for Mr. Slocum was held January 15th in Lunning Chapel with Chaplain Frank Beaty officiating. Interment was in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for Great River Hospice and YMCA for children to attend Camp McBride and to assist needy children enjoy membership.

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