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“To The Slate family, Prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to you and your loved ones at this sad time. May you always hold fond memories of your...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Jack and Dana Vitcavage - PA

“Grandpa, A fond memory is of you driving the boat on tippecanoe all wild with uncle steve and i battling on the two tubes, jumping from one to the...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: A friend

Iowa 1954 “Thank you Dad for all the Love, boat rides and so much more since 1951.You did good Pop even through the waves that hit the the boat in this life you...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Michael Slate - Las Vegas, NV

“Sorry to hear of Jim's passing, I would like to offer my sincere condolences to his family. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us God is thinking thoughts of...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: A friend

James "Jim" W. Slate, 90, passed away Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Visiting Nurse in Fort Wayne. Born in Marshalltown, IA, Jim was a salesman with A.F. Schuermann in Cincinnati, retiring in 1992. He was a member of The Chapel and served honorably in the U.S. Army. He was stationed in Japan in 1947 as part of the Occupation Force and 1st Calvary Division Rifle Team. Jim was also a past Shriner. He enjoyed boating, specifically on Lake Tippecanoe, sports cars, NASCAR and traveling. He was a loving family man and he will be missed greatly. Surviving are his beloved wife of 50 years, Sandra J. Slate of Fort Wayne; sons, Michael Slate of Las Vegas, NV, Edward (Terri) Eckels of Leo, IN, and Steven (Jenifer Peterson) Slate of Fort Wayne; daughters, Kellie (Alan) Vitcavage of Hallowell, ME and Denise Bliss of Phoenix, AZ; 9 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; brother-in-law, Michael (Irene) Harris of Fort Wayne; and sister-in-law, Karen Raupfer of Fort Wayne. Jim was preceded in death by father, Clinton Slate; mother, Mollie Slate; brother, Amos Eli Slate; sister, Hazel Ream; and brother-in-law, Donald Raupfer. Service is 10:00 am, Thursday, July 19, 2018 at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, 6301 Fairfield Avenue with Gary Endersby officiating with one hour of calling prior to the service. Calling at D.O. McComb & Sons Foster Park Funeral Home, Wednesday, July 18, 2018, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. Entombment in Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to