In memory of

Rex Allen Sleight

November 10, 1960 - March 13, 2019
From: Odebolt, IA
Rex Allen Sleight

Rex Allen Sleight

Born: November 10, 1960
Died: March 13, 2019
Age: 58
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   Rex Allen Sleight, age 58, of Odebolt, IA, passed away on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, as the result of a tragic automobile accident near Odebolt.

   Rex was born on November 10, 1960, in Carroll, IA, to Robert Lyle and Dorothy (Paulsen) Sleight.  Rex was baptized at the First Presbyterian Church in Odebolt.  He attended grade school and high school in Odebolt where he enjoyed wrestling during his high school years.

   After graduating, Rex worked as a cook in the family restaurant business (Venture Inn) for a number of years.  When the restaurant closed he went to work for VT Industries in Holstein, IA, where he worked for 25 years with a perfect attendance.  On his 20th anniversary with VT he was awarded a trip to San Francisco, CA.  His favorite memory of that trip was seeing the Golden Gate Bridge.  Rex was an avid Cubs fan and movie buff. 

   Survivors include his siblings: Robert Sleight of Denison, IA, Linda (Gary) Schau of Charter Oak, IA, and Roger (Linda) Sleight of Odebolt, IA; his nephews: Chad (Courtny) Sleight and Bret (Andrea Petersen) Sleight; and other extended family members.  His life will always be loved and cherished by his family who survive him.

   Rex was preceded in death by his parents.  

Memorial Service
11:00 a.m., Monday
March 18, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Odebolt, IA
Pastor Bill Crawford
2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday
March 17, 2019
First Presbyterian Church
Odebolt, IA
Odebolt Cemetery


Monday, March 18, 2019 at 9:40 AM
“Deepest sympathy. I always had fun talking about the "Cubbies" with Rex at the cafe. ”
- Jim Raasch
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:41 AM
“ I am sorry for the loss of your loved one. I remember him from being in Drama class. That was a fun class. Rex was quiet, but he cared for others.”
- Barb Belstene
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:41 AM
“My heart goes out to the Sleight family. I remember Rex having attended school with him all 13 years. How sad.”
- Gale (Garlock) McEvoy
Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 11:41 AM
“So sorry to hear about Rex. Our dad thought a great deal of the entire Sleight family. Dad was impressed by his work ethic and willingness to work hard. He enjoyed visiting with him, as with others in the family. So sorry got your loss.”
- Sue Beers
Friday, March 15, 2019 at 1:21 PM
“ Our heartfelt sympathy to all of the family so sorry for your loss. Hope you find the comfort you need during this difficult time.”
- Bob & Leah Fin
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