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Douglas H. Slagel

August 22, 1961 — November 29, 2023

Viola, IL


Douglas H. Slagel, Sr., 62 of Viola, peacefully departed from this world on Wednesday, November 29, 2023, at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. Visitation will be held on Monday, December 4th from 9 to 11 AM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Following visitation, graveside services will be held at 11:30 AM at Aledo Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Slagel family.

Douglas was born on August 22, 1961, in Germany to Gerald L. & Betty (Britton) Slagel. He was a devoted husband to Rosemary Atkins. They married on November 4, 2016.

Preceded in death by his mother, Betty Slagel in 2010, Douglas leaves behind a legacy and a family who cherished him deeply. His dedication to family extended beyond his immediate kin, as he was a caring father and source of guidance to many and knew no strangers.

Douglas was a proud produce farmer for Slagel Farms his entire life. He was not only a successful businessman, but a steward of the land, contributing to the community in ways that will be remembered for generations. His entrepreneurial spirit and commitment to hard work were evident in the thriving legacy he left behind.

While we mourn the loss of a beloved father, husband, son, and friend, we also celebrate the rich tapestry of a life well lived. Douglas Slagel Sr. will be remembered for his generosity, resilience, and the enduring love he shared with his family. May his soul rest in eternal peace, and may his memory bring comfort to those who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Rosemary; father, Gerald Slagel; children: Douglas H. Slagel, Jr; Tamara & Wes Fields; stepchildren: Richie Phillips, Shawn Epplin and Nicholas Epplin and a sister and brother-in-law: Deb & Shawn Parrish and many nieces and nephews.

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Monday, December 4, 2023

9:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Monday, December 4, 2023

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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