Obit: Sleznikow, Larry (1931 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Sleznikow

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co, WI) 10/08/2014

Sleznikow, Larry (12 August 1931 - 8 August 2014)

Larry Sleznikow, 82, of Neillsville died Aug. 8, 2014, in the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen one year after being diagnosed with cancer.

He was born in Flemington, NJ, Aug. 12, 1931, the son of the late Konstantin and Pauline Sleznikow. Larry worked as a pilot and airplane mechanic before being employed by Ronson Consumer Products Corporation in Somerset, NJ. He was later hired as a mechanical engineer by Lockheed Electronics Company in North Plainfield, NJ. He left New Jersey in 1979 and moved to Greenwood with his wife Esther to dairy farm. They retired from farming in 2009 and moved to a hobby farm near Neillsville.

A lifelong tinkerer and builder, Larry had numerous hobbies including rebuilding antique tractors and gasoline engines, building and flying both full-size and model airplanes, repairing antique radios, woodworking and metal-working.

He is survived by his spouse, Esther; two sons, Larry Sleznikow and his wife Carolyn of La Crosse, and Dale Sleznikow and his wife Rhonda of Withee; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church ELCA, 1131 Meridian Street Curtiss. A luncheon will follow the service.



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