OBITUARY

Donald Erwin Sliment

October 19, 1934November 19, 2020

Donald E. Sliment, 86, of Millstadt, IL, born October 19, 1934 in East St. Louis, IL, passed away, Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL. Don was a faithful member of Concordia United Church of Christ in Belleville, IL. He spent his career of 38 years working for McDonnell Douglas and Boeing as a materials planner for many important and classified projects over the years. Don loved spending time outdoors, especially fishing. He enjoyed digging in the dirt with his tractor, while farming and tending to his gardens. He was an avid fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He was a hardworking, loving family man that always ensured his family was taken care of. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 52 years, Marian M. Sliment, nee Lopinot; his parents, Armand and Aurelia, nee Keck, Sliment; Stepmother, Dorothy, nee Bishop, Sliment; a brother, Armand (Ruth) Sliment, Jr.; and his son-in-law, Frank Uhlenbrock. Surviving to cherish his memories are his children, David (Kathleen) Sliment, of Newburgh, IN, Donna Uhlenbrock, of Labadie, MO, Doris (Jeff) Glauber, of Belleville, IL, Daniel (Jane) Sliment, of Freeburg, IL, and Tom (Judee) Sliment, of Waterloo, IL; his grandchildren, David, Jr (Holly) Sliment, Bradley Sliment, Jason (Michele) Glauber, Laura (Roger Bieri) Radford, Ashley (Riley) Luberda, Alyssa Sliment, Colleen Sliment, and Quinn Sliment; his great grandchildren, Sofia and Emma Sliment, Lily, Jackson and Sadie Glauber, Avery Radford and Emersyn Bieri; a sister-in-law, Helen (Robert) Simpson, of Millstadt, IL; a brother-in-law, Arthur “Bud” (Yvonne) Lopinot, of DeSoto, MO; and many other relatives and friends. In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Concordia UCC of Belleville, IL, or Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Foundation. Condolences may also be expressed online at www.valhallagardensandfuneralhome.com. Funeral: Due to current, statewide, Covid-19 mitigations, private services will be held for immediate family at Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11 a.m.. Private interment will follow in Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, Illinois.

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Bob & Joyce Sliment

November 26, 2020

We were sorry to hear of Don's passing. Your entire family has our deepest sympathy.

Larry Myron

November 26, 2020

Don: Such a beautifil and gentle person. It was a privilege to work with him. May he rest in peace.
With prayers,
Larry Myron

Lauren and Janet Hollinberger

November 26, 2020

We were sorry to see about your fathers passing. Memories came back about our time working together in Scouting. We would occasionally meet over the years and reminisce and catch up on the families. Your Mom, David, Doris, Donna, and Danny, and Tom. Far too many years have past and the memories have grown dim. Jan and I wish you all the best and stay safe.

Ruth Grandcolas

November 25, 2020

David and Kathy
My thoughts and sympathy go out to you on the passing of your father. Don, Marian and I are all 1952 graduates of Belleville Twp High School. After Marian passed Don started coming to our monthly 1952 "Breakfast Club" meetings. Of course we talked about you, Kathy,--all good, (well mostly-- - just kidding!) He was such a nice guy and I enjoyed our conversations. We joked about our knees and the canes we both used. Of course the breakfast group hasn't met for almost a year but I do remember Don and his cheery attitude. Know that he and his beloved Marian are together again.

Irene Seale

November 24, 2020

Don was a respected coworker at McDonnell - Boeing for his ethics and planning knowledge. He was the best trainer I had the privilege to work with. He was kind to everyone and a joy to work with. My deepest condolences to the family.

Kim Hill

November 23, 2020

I worked with Don for many years at McDonnell Douglas/Boeing. I considered Don my friend. He was always a pleasure to work with, so kind and pleasant. "He was one of the good guys".
Prayers for his friends and family at this difficult time.

Jerry Jung

November 23, 2020

Tom and family
So sorry to hear of your father passing.
Carline and I enjoyed our time with both of your parents in the late 80's. They were such good people! Always willing to lend a hand.
I can still remember conversations with your dad to this day.
Jerry Jung

Mary Sickles

November 22, 2020

Dear Donna,
I'm so sorry to read about the passing of your precious father. He was a wonderful man.
May the Lord comfort you and the family in your hour of need.
Love,
Mary Sickles

John and Alice Petrie

November 22, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the Sliment family. Don was a wonderful, wonderful friend and neighbor for 20 years. Don loved people and animals. Our dog, Sam, gravitated to Don and his house anytime we went for a walk. Many times when it snowed Don would be out plowing our driveway as a good neighbor, and rescued me with his tractor on occasion when I slid off the driveway. When we had the terrible ice storm years ago, he was right there to help us move trees that were too big for us. That was just the kind of man he was. Thoughtful, kind, and neighborly. He was a good man.
But our favorite memories of Don were just times visiting with him over lemonade on his patio. He shared wonderful memories of his life. He loved his wife and family so much and was so proud of his grandchildren. He will be missed. Don loved God and knew Jesus as his Lord and Savior and we know we will see him again. With love and sympathy, John and Alice Petrie

Dale Lindley

November 21, 2020

Don was a great friend! We both enjoyed working for McDonnell Douglas and Boeing. I will surely miss all the laughs and good times we shared together. My sincere sympathy to Donna and her family members.

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