Sherwin Stratton Slack

Slack, Shwerin obit(April 26, 1940 – November 2014)

Sherwin Stratton Slack passed away peacefully at home surrounded by all six of his children. He was born April 26, 1940, to Elwin and Anna Stratton Slack. He was raised in La Verkin, passing away not even a mile from the home he was born in.

Sherwin was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and was caring and generous. He served as a volunteer member of the La Verkin Fire Department for decades as well as Search and Rescue. He drove truck up and down I-15 for over forty years. Sherwin loved to visit his customers and take them treats on special occasions from his wife, Ann.

Sherwin loved to tell stories of his youth which were colorful and exciting. He always had his children out in the hills hiking and cooking around the fire.

Sherwin is survived by his six children, Doug (Lori) Slack; Kathy (Gary) Higgins; Anna Payne; Amy (Laron) Stout; Dallas (Crystal) Slack; Sarah (Jeramy) Dutton. He is also survived by three siblings, Aileen Ruesch, Earl (Jackie) Slack, and Clark Slack. He has 17 grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his wife, Ann; his parents, Anna and Elwin Slack; and his little brother, Aril.

Funeral Services

  • Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. at the La Verkin 7th Ward Chapel, 70 South 300 West, La Verkin, Utah.
  • A viewing will be held Monday, Dec. 1, from 5-7 p.m. at the chapel, and also Tuesday, Dec. 2 from 9:30-10:30 a.m., prior to services at the chapel.
  • Interment will take place in the La Verkin City Cemetery.

Dad lived years longer than anyone thought he could and died almost exactly 24 hours form when he decided it was time to go. He was a great example of determination and mind over matter. He pushed forward through trials that should have killed him. We will miss him, but knowing he stepped right into the loving arms of our Savior gives us joy and knowing that mom is there to keep him in line brings us peace!

Arrangements have been made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, telephone 435-673-2454. Friends and family are invited to sign Sherwin’s guestbook at the Spilsbury Mortuary website.


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