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November 1, 2013

LARRY SLAY

OCT. 19, 1936 — OCT. 29, 2013

NORTH LIBERTY —

We are sad to announce the passing of my dear husband and loving father, Larry L. Slay, on Oct. 29, 2013, after a tenacious and admirable battle against Leukemia. Larry was 77 years old and happily retired after 35 years with HLM Architects.

A casual gathering of family and friends to celebrate Larry’s life will be held on Sunday, Nov. 3, from 2-5 p.m. at Lensing’s Oak Hill, 210 Holiday Rd. in Coralville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Larry Slay Memorial Fund.

Larry was born on Oct. 19, 1936 in Oskaloosa, the son of Paul and Marie (Krile) Slay. He married Mary L. Blackwell on Feb. 4, 1956 and together, Larry and Mary had four wonderful children.

Larry was a loving and devoted husband and father who was always deeply involved with his family of four children, 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He will be missed as a friend, husband and father. This world has lost a wonderful, caring man. We know you will be watching over us as you have always done. We love you, peace be with you in your better place.

Survivors include his wife Mary, four children: Julie Africa (Fred), Craig Slay (Mary), Eric Slay (Denise), and Jamie Slay (Shelley); 10 grandchildren: Ryan Africa, Dillon Africa, Matt Slay (Kelsey), Nic Slay (Jessica), Jeromy Slay (Kelsey) and Kelsey Musser (Brian), Whitney (Zach) and Ashley Slay, Madison and Sidney Slay; six great-grandchildren: Jillian and Sawyer Slay, Ethan Slay, Myles Schnobelen-Slay, Avery Slay and Reilynn Slay; a sister Betty Swick, many nieces and nephews and his buddy Sophie.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Pauline Fitzgerald.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.lensingfuneral.com

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