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Deane Slater 75, of Monmouth, Illinois passed away on February 21, 2020, at his
home surrounded by his family.
was born on November 7, 1944, in Monmouth, IL, the son of Michael Deane and
Helen Jane (Nelson) Slater. Bob was raised on the family farm in rural Monmouth
and graduated from Yorkwood High School in 1963.
married Pamela Dowell on March 5, 1971 in Peoria, IL; she survives.
In 1985, Bob and his family moved to
Bridgeville, DE where he pursued many career opportunities before achieving his
final career in Milford, DE at the Delaware Rural Water Association. He was
also nominated as the Delaware Rural Water Circuit Rider of the Year in May
2014 and retired in May of 2018.
was a member of the Union United Methodist Church in Bridgeville, DE. He had
served as a Commissioner for the Town of Bridgeville for several years. Bob was
a member of the Elks Lodge #2401 and the Milford Moose Lodge, Milford, DE. He
and his family resided for 35 years in Bridgeville, De., until he and his wife
moved back to Monmouth in 2019.
enjoyed metal fabrication, carpentry, boating, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing,
and had many mechanical abilities. He also loved to spend time with his family.
Bob is his wife Pamela (Dowell) Slater on Monmouth, IL; his children, Cynthia
(Kevin) Glisan of Larchland, IL, James (Tamara) Slater of Biggsville, IL,
Patricia Lamoreaux (Michael) Procino, Ocean City, MD, and Brandon (Rhiannon)
Slater, Bridgeville, DE; His grandchildren, Chelsey Procino, Jacob Procino,
Austin Slater, Emily Glisan, Jenna Procino, Haley Slater, Joseph Slater, Erin
Glisan, Hunter Slater, Abigail Slater, Jaclyn Slater, Gabriel and Morgan Bush.
Bob’s surviving siblings are: William G. (Karen) Slater of Oquawka, IL, Bonnie
Teske of Lakewood Ranch, FL, Becky (Jim) Moore of Monmouth, IL, and Betty Frost
of Aledo, IL. Bob is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mary (Alecock) Dowell
and brother-in-law, C. William (April) Dowell and several nieces and nephews.
him in death are his parents: Deane and Helen Slater, a sister, Connie Slater
and his father-in-law Thane Dowell; his brother in-laws Robert Teske and John
Bob’s request, cremation rights will be accorded and a family service will be set
at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for Harbor
Light Hospice, 1865 N. Henderson St. Suite 10, Galesburg, IL 61401. McGuire
& Davies Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of the arrangements. For more information or to leave an online
condolence please visit, www.mcguireanddaviesfuneralhome.com.