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Dwight Slaikeu

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
4:00 PM until 7:00 PM
La Porte City Funeral Service
606 Main Street
La Porte City, IA 50651

Thursday, October 6, 2011
11:00 AM
Walnut Ridge Baptist Church
Corner of Ansborough and Ridgeway
Waterloo, IA 50702

Special Services:
Burial will be held at 9:00 a.m. Thursday in the West View Cemetery in La Porte City.

Dwight Slaikeu, 59, of La Porte City, died Monday, October 3, 2011 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home of pancreatic cancer. He was born February 15, 1952 in Fort Dodge; the son of Duane and Doris Cameron Slaikeu. He married Judith Ann Pierce September 5, 1976 in Jesup.

Mr. Slaikeu graduated from La Porte City High School in 1970, attended Iowa State University for one year and then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1971, with training as a Russian Linguist. Following military service he worked for Dale’s Towing in Waterloo, La Porte City Dairy & Cheese, Inc., and beginning in 1987, was employed by the U.S. Postal Service as a Distribution Clerk. While with USPS he became an officer for American Postal Workers Union, serving as President from 1997-2010. He was a member of the La Porte City American Legion U.S.S. San Diego Post #207.

Survived by: his wife, Judith of La Porte City; one daughter, Julie (Erich) Lear of Cedar Rapids; four grandchildren, Brooklyn, Sydney, Madison and Colton; his parents, Duane and Doris Slaikeu of La Porte City; two brothers, David (Kathryn) Slaikeu of La Porte City, Darwin Slaikeu of Davenport; and numerous Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces and Nephews.

Preceded in death by: his paternal and maternal grandparents and one brother, Douglas Slaikeu.

Memorial Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, October 6, 2011 at Walnut Ridge Baptist Church in Waterloo. Burial will be held before the service at 9:00 a.m. Thursday in the West View Cemetery in La Porte City where military rites will be conducted by the La Porte City American Legion U.S.S. San Diego Post #207 and the V.F.W. Post 3983. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at La Porte City Funeral Service. Family will also receive friends one hour before the memorial service at the church.

Memorials: may be directed to the Cedar Valley Hospice Home or the Dwight Slaikeu Memorial Fund (Midwest Federal Employee Credit Union P.O. Box 1167 Waterloo, Iowa 50704).

La Porte City Funeral Service in charge of arrangement 319-342-3131. Online condolences may be left at


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