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Raymond Slack

January 20, 1934 — August 4, 2014

Raymond L. Slack, 80, of Gothenburg, Nebraska, died August 4, 2014 at Gothenburg Memorial Hospital in Gothenburg, NE.

He was born January 20, 1934 in Kearney, NE, the 12th child of 15 born to Charles W. Slack and Laura (Read) Slack. Ray attended Kearney public schools and in 1956 he enlisted in the Navy. After his discharge from the Navy in 1960, he moved to Gothenburg and worked for Power's Bakery.

On August 6, 1961 Ray married Pamela Nelson at the Evangelical Free Church in Gothenburg. They purchased Power's Bakery in 1963. After selling the bakery in 1970, he worked at various businesses in Gothenburg.

Ray was an avid fisherman and enjoyed spending time at the Harris Ranch near Brady. He enjoyed watching the deer and turkey that walked through the property. His greatest love was his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers Chester, Charles, Donald, Merl, Earl, and Riley Slack; five sisters Vera Tappan, Elnora Camp, Bertha Holt, Betty Eggers and Frances Honse.

He is survived by his wife, Pam Slack of Gothenburg, NE; son Elvin of Sheridan, WY; granddaughter Sadie and her mother Sarah Vaughn of Nashville, TN; brother, Roy Slack of Aurora, CO; two sisters Mae Humrich of Gothenburg; and Nancy Cox of Aurora, CO; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside Memorial Service: Thursday, August 7, 2014, 2:00 PM, Fort McPherson National Cemetery, 12004 S Spur RD, Maxwell, NE with Pastor Nathaniel Gustafson Officiating.

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