Truman D. Slohn
October 18, 1928 – February 20, 2021
Sergeant Truman Slohn, 92, passed on Saturday afternoon Feb. 20th, 2021. Truman was born on October 26th, 1928 in Mt. View, OK. to parents Arthur & Emma Slohn. He was a graduate of Mt. View High School class of ‘46. In 1948 at 20 years old he joined the Army and was stationed at Fort Sill Army Base near Lawton, OK. During his service, he made multiple close friends whom he remembered fondly into his advanced age and told stories about.
Truman met Marjorie Dunn right before joining the Army. Upon his return, he dated her and proposed one month later. She was hesitant about the quick proposal but eventually said yes. They were married on June 20th, 1954 in Oklahoma City, OK. When asked about it all happening so fast he would say, “When you know, you know. I loved her.”
He was an avid bowler and always held a league office. He also found joy in teaching family members to bowl. He greatly enjoyed entertaining and would host end-of-the-season parties for his bowling leagues at his home. He was often found with his camera taking pictures of friends and family. He also took great pride in his backyard garden, where he grew a wide variety of vegetables and herbs. In his downtime, he worked the daily crossword puzzle in the newspaper and liked watching the birds that would play in his many birdbaths through out the yard.
Truman was a master of shorthand which he learned at Draughon's School of Business. He managed all of the licensing departments at H. J. Jeffreys, American Farm Lines, and McCorkle Truck Line for many years. After retiring in 1993, Truman was able to stay home and care for his beloved wife Marjorie during the latter days of her life.
Truman’s last days were spent with window visits from family at Bellevue Rehab Center where he was trying to recover from the Covid-19 virus.
Truman was a loving husband, dedicated father, caretaker, provider, teacher, and honorable soldier. He is survived by his son Neal Slohn & wife Donna, daughters Sheri Slohn, Roxane Roberts, Linda Thompson & husband James. He is also survived by his 5 grandchildren Christy Tapp, Kim Lee, Johnny Slohn, Brandi Thompson, and Jamie Young. As well as his 6 great-grandchildren Alyssa, Madeline, Rachel, and Lauren Tapp; Noah and Emma Lee.
Truman is preceded in death by his loving wife Marjorie Slohn, parents Arther & Emma Slohn, and sister LaVerne Corey.
The viewing will be at Bill Merritt Funeral Service, 6201 NW 39th Expressway, Bethany, OK, Thursday, Feb. 25th, 2021 from 5 pm - 7 pm. Service will be held at Bill Merritt Funeral Service at 2 pm on Feb. 26th, 2021.
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Friday, February 26, 2021
Truman D. Slohn
February 25, 2021
I always looked up to Truman, my brother thought he was the greatest man. He was good to Tom so I had a lot of respect for Truman
February 24, 2021
My sincere condolences to my dear friend Mrs Linda Thompson and family. Linda shared many stories about her dad over the years. And although I never physically met him I always felt like I knew him. Let your memories of him fill you heart and find peace in knowing that you will see him again. May God continue to bless you through this time if sorrow and always know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.