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John "Jack" R. Sleighter

September 29, 1937 ~ May 15, 2022 (age 84)

Obituary

John R. “Jack” Sleighter, 84, North Manchester, formerly of South Whitley, passed away on May 15, 2022 at Peabody Healthcare Center in North Manchester. He was born on September 29, 1937 in Pierceton, Indiana to Budd B. and Maxine L. (Roberts) Sleighter.

Shortly after graduating from Chester High School in 1955, Jack married the love of his life, Bonnie Badskey on May 4, 1956. The two would be blessed with four children; Barry, Mark, Robert, and Betty.  A true father figure, Jack was a hard worker and always provided for his family. He was strong in his faith and led a life of selflessness. Jack was a member of First Baptist Church in South Whitley, after moving to North Manchester where he began attending Faith Baptist Church. He was also a member of Gideon’s International.

Jack was a farmer for many years before he began working at Strauss Feed Mill in 1985. Even after retirement in 2000, Jack would still fill in when needed unit the age of 78. Later in life, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren grow as well as attending their many sporting events. Jack was loving and caring and was known for his kind and gentle soul.

The loving memory of John R. “Jack” Sleighter will be forever cherished by his wife, Bonnie Sleighter, North Manchester; sons, Barry (Jackie) Sleighter, Pierceton, Mark (Tracey) Sleighter, South Whitley, and Robert (Darcy) Sleighter, Woodmoor Lake, Michigan; daughter, Betty Graves, Fort Wayne; brother, Paul (Linda) Sleighter, North Manchester; sister, Donna (Don) Mort, North Webster; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren. Jack is preceded in death by his father, Budd B. Sleighter; mother, Maxine L. (Roberts) Sleighter-Metzger; step-father, Don Metzger; and one sister, Agnes Brown.

Family and friends may call Thursday, May 19, 2022 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester. Funeral services begin Friday, May 20, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with calling beginning at 9:00 a.m. at Faith Baptist Church, 1303 State Road 13, North Manchester. Pastors Bruce Russell and Steve Massie will officiate. Burial is at Oaklawn Cemetery, 600 Beckley Steet, North Manchester.

For those who wish to honor the memory of Jack Sleighter, a love offering may be made to McKee Mortuary, 1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester, Indiana 46962.

The family of Jack Sleighter has entrusted McKee Mortuary with care and final arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 19, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McKee Mortuary
1401 STATE ROAD 114 WEST
N MANCHESTER, IN 46962

Visitation
Friday
May 20, 2022

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Faith Baptist Church
1303 State Road 13
North Manchester, IN 46962

Funeral Service
Friday
May 20, 2022

11:00 AM
Faith Baptist Church
1303 State Road 13
North Manchester, IN 46962

Donations

Love Offering to the family c/o McKee Mortuary
1401 State Road 114 West, North Manchester IN 46962

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