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Mr. Gerald Michael "Mike" Slagle

Mr. Gerald Michael "Mike" Slagle
  • August 3, 1944 - February 25, 2019
  • Battle Creek, Michigan
  • Autism Research Institute
    4182 Adams Ave.
    San Diego, CA 92116

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“Linda, I am thinking of you with many prayers and my deepest sympathy. You & Mike had been through alot those past several weeks. It is just never...Read More »
1 of 3 | Posted by: DOLORES CLARK - Goodyear, AZ

“I knew Mike from the Cancer Center. Every day he and Linda would be at the cancer center when I got there. We would wait together to have radiation...Read More »
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“Our deepest sympathy to the family of Mike Slagle! May he Rest In Peace. ”
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Gerald Michael "Mike" Slagle, age 74, of Battle Creek and formerly of Saginaw passed away Monday evening, February 25, 2019. He was born in Grayling, Michigan on August 3, 1944, the son of Gerald H. and Evelyn M. (Gary) Slagle. Gerald faithfully served as a member of the United States Navy from 1961 to 1964. He loved to travel, mostly by motorcycle, and claims to have visited all but three states.

Gerald married Mary Ann Jamrog on November 9, 1964; that marriage ended in divorce. He then married Jeri Foster on June 13, 1983; she sadly preceded him in death. Gerald is survived by his children, Michael (Carolyn) Slagle and Sheila Slagle, both of Saginaw; a step-daughter, Nikki Tripple; five grandchildren, Ashley, Kelsey, Michael K., Leslie, and Sean; his loving companion for many years, Linda Gradwell of Battle Creek; a sister, Karen (Jerry) Castle; brother-in-law, Conrad Neilson; and several nieces & nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Sandra Neilson.

The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Monday, March 4th at the Bridgeport Community Church 3821 State St., Bridgeport, MI 48722 where a memorial service to celebrate Gerald's life will be held at 11:00 a.m.. Memorials directed to the Autism Research Institute 4182 Adams Ave., San Diego, CA 92116, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek. Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Gerald may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.