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Everett Wayne Slunaker

Everett Wayne Slunaker, 81, passed away May 20, 2006, at his home in Olney, Ill.He was born June 17, 1924, in Paynton, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Fred and Mona (Nichol) Slunaker.Mr. Slunaker was a retired coal miner and logger. He joined the U.S. Navy in August 1942 before he finished high school. He received his discharge from the Navy in December 1945. In May 2002, he received his high school diploma 60 years later, with other veterans sponsored by the ROTC at the East Richland High School graduation. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and Richland Memorial Auxiliary. He married Mildred Davis on March 26, 1945. She passed away Oct. 27, 1965.Mr. Slunaker married his second wife, Phyllis Martin, on Nov. 21, 1981.He was a member of the Olney Free Methodist Church.Mr. Slunaker is survived by his wife; sons Dennis (Loretta) Slunaker of Steamboat Springs, Fred (Becky) Slunaker of Tucson, Ariz., and Willis Slunaker of Fort Collins; daughters Phyllis (Charles) Snyder of Silt, and Dianne (Phil) Schaub of New Castle; stepsons Dr. Tony (Dr. Lucrecia) Litherland of Shawnee, Okla., Richard (Jan) Litherland of Millstadt, Ill., and Perry (Ann) Sager of Mount Vernon, Ill.; step-daughters Kristine (Mark) Constable of Carterville, Ill., and Dawn Hinkle of Bruceville, Ind.; sister Noma Anderson of Princeton, Ind.; and 25 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mildred; one grandchild, sisters Enola Wagner and Freida Foster; and brothers Vaughn and Vernon Slunaker.Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23, at the Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney.A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 24, at the Olney Free Methodist Church, with Pastor Steve Wingert and Dr. Tony Litherland officiating.Interment with full military rites by the Olney Veterans will be held at Richland Cemetery in rural Calhoun, Ill.Memorials can be made to Olney Free Methodist Church – World Missions.Summers-Kistler Funeral Home in Olney is in charge of arrangements.


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