Clara E. Slaight
Age 83 of Monticello, MN
Clara was born on March 11, 1939 in Hecla, South Dakota to Claus and Mary Bell “Goldie” (Lewis) Meyer. She passed away with her family by her side on March 10, 2023, one day short of her 84th birthday. Clara and the love of her life; childhood sweetheart Raymond “Sonny” Slaight were married in 1957 and married 66 years as of her passing. They had 8 children. Clara loved visiting and telling stories; reminiscing with family and friends was her great joy. She will be greatly missed by all that knew her. Clara is survived by her husband of 66 years, Raymond Slaight, Jr.; children Rosa Rixford, Renee (Bob) Blanchette, Rhonda (Kevin) Auman, Rochelle (Steve) Knight, Rachel (Robert) Fredrick, Roxanne (Oscar) Gonzalez, and Raymond (Natalie) Slaight, III; daughter-in-law Kathy Slaight; 23 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; siblings Jake (Peggy) Meyer; Gary (Karen) Meyer, and Carrie Meyer; sister-in-law Darlene Meyer; and numerous nieces and nephews that loved her dearly. She was preceded in death by her parents Claus and Mary Bell “Goldie” (Lewis) Meyer; siblings Freda Langley, Elmer Meyer, Ruthella Buckley, Danny Meyer, and Johnny Meyer; son Randy Slaight; and son-in-law David Rixford.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. with visitation at 1:00 p.m. at Faith Lutheran Church, 12449 Clementa Avenue NW, Monticello, MN. Luncheon will follow the service at church. Interment to take place later at the Hecla Cemetery in Hecla, South Dakota. Arrangements by the Peterson-Grimsmo Funeral Chapel, Monticello, MN. 763-295-2918. (www.peterson-grimsmochapel.com)
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