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Obituary: Slonaker, Frederick T.

SLONAKER, Frederick T. (Age 102) Passed away quietly March 17, 2013 at the Life Care Center in Ritzville. He was born in Ancoma, Illinois on December 27, 1910 to George Elmer and Bessie Alma (Griffee) Slonaker. He married Agnes Monson August 19, 1938 at Havre, MT. They lived in Montana where Fred worked in the gas fields before moving their family to Ritzville in 1957. Fred worked to bring natural gas to the Ritzville area; managing Columbia Natural Gas Co. He was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Agnes, in 2003, his parents, a brother and two sisters. Surviving are his son Norman of New Vernon, New Jersey, his daughter Janice (Steve) Shineman of Shelton, WA; two brothers: Leland Slonaker of Havre, MT and Les Slonaker of Great Falls, MT; two sisters: Olive Sheppard of Havre, MT and May Gertson of Chinook, MT. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 2:00PM at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Ritzville, WA. Private burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Havre, MT. Mr. Slonaker will lie in state in Ritzville at Danekas Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 20, 2013 from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM and again at Holland and Bonine Funeral Home in Havre, MT on Friday, March 22, 2013 and Saturday, March 23, 2013. Memorials are suggested to: Emanuel Lutheran Church 206 S Division St, Ritzville, WA 99169. Danekas Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements in Ritzville and Holland and Bonine is entrusted with arrangements in Havre, MT.