Jesse Kal Van Slate

Jesse Kal Van Slate, 54, of Merrill, passed away Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at his home.
Jesse ‘Big Kal’ was born in Merrill to Judith (Raasch) and Gerald Van Slate on May 31, 1958. He attended Trinity, St. John’s, and Merrill High School.
Kal worked for S.N.E. for 32 years. He enjoyed conversing with family, friends, and neighbors, and was a friend to everyone. As one friend put it, “He was a person who was loved by all.” Kal also enjoyed hunting; fishing; and watching all sports on TV, especially the Packers. He was a member of the Nite Riders Motorcycle Club in which he remained with many true and loyal friends.
He is survived by two daughters, Catherine Van Slate and Calli Van Slate, both of Rothschild; his mother, Jutee (Jim) Lohff, Merrill; his father Gerald ‘Big Jer’ (Barbara) Van Slate, Wausau; one brother, Jay Van Slate, La Crosse; one sister, Shari Van Slate, of Tampa, FL; two step-sisters, Alexa Flood, of Eau Claire, and Christina Lohff, of Cumberland; and three nieces, Tonia, Angel and Mayahna, of Wausau.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. on Monday, March 4, 2013 at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. A private family memorial service will be held thereafter.
Memorials may be directed to the family in Jesse Kal Van Slate’s name.
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