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Edward J. Slempkes Edward J. Slempkes
(June 12, 1931 - March 18, 2012)

U.S. Veteran Edward J. Slempkes 80, Lena went to his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Sunday March 18, 2012. He was born June 12, 1931 in Maywood, IL to the late John and Clara (Cota) Slempkes Sr.. On January 29, 1955 Edward married Mary Bourassa at St. Peters Catholic Church, Oconto. He owned and operated his own dairy farm and Slempkes Logging Co. in Lena for many years. He was in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Lena American Legion Post #342. Edward was a very family orientated man and lived his life for his family. Survivors include his wife of 57 years Mary, five children Linda (Tom) Blazek, Suring; Cindy (Mike) Trepanier, Oconto; Daniel (Joan) Slempkes, Lena; David (Karen) Slempkes, Lena; Julie (Jon) Bostedt, Oconto; nineteen grandchildren Amber (Jim) Kuchenbecker Jr., Travis (Krista) Blazek, Brett Blazek; Eric (Sara) Trepanier, Sarah Trepanier, Adam (Ginger) Trepanier, Luke (Jill) Trepanier, Laura Trepanier and special friend Justin; Alaina (Keith) Slempkes-Harris, Drew Slempkes, Megan (Phil) Slempkes-Brace, Brittany Sergott; Sharayah (Jordan) Preman, Alec Slempkes, Marisa Slempkes, Kendra Slempkes; Bryce Bostedt, Brady Bostedt, and Brea Bostedt. Ten great-grandchildren Hunter, Haylee, Trent, Brayden, Owen, Sophie, Rocky, Layla, Isla, and Cecelia. One brother John (Marie) Slempkes Jr., Lena; two sisters Elaine (Jim) Carrick, Green Bay, Dorothy Hays, Oconomowoc; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. Friends may call at Hillside Assembly of God Church, HWY 22 Gillett from 3-7 PM Thursday. Funeral Service 7 PM Thursday March 22, 2012 at the Church with Rev. Paul Carlson officiating. Burial will be 9 AM Friday at First Baptist Cemetery, Pound with the Lena American Legion Post #342 performing Military Rites. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Lena is assisting the family. Please visit www.rhodescharapata.com to express online condolences. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Community Memorial Hospital, Oconto Falls and Manor Care West Rehab, Green Bay for all the loving and compassionate care given to Ed and his family.