Ernest R. Sleeter

December 24, 1943June 25, 2018

Ernest R. Sleeter, 74 of Pekin, Illinois passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 in Pekin. He was born December 24, 1943 in Pekin to Walter and Margrette Pettis Sleeter. They preceded him in death. He married Sharon Wright on June 16, 1962. She preceded him in death December 17, 2016 in Marquette, Michigan. Ernest is survived by his daughter, Joy (Mike) Samms of Pekin; his son, Mark (Diane) Sleeter of Gladstone, Michigan; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two brothers: Walter Sleeter Jr. of Michigan; Rollen Starkweather of Peoria; and his sister, Leona Walker of Pekin. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Harold & Cecil Starkweather. Ernest worked as a truck driver for Air Land Express. Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice of charity. Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin is serving the family. Condolences may be submitted online at


  • Walter Sleeter, Father
  • Margrette Pettis Sleeter, Mother
  • Sharon Wright Sleeter, Wife
  • Joy (Mike) Samms, Daughter
  • Mark (Diane) Sleeter, Son
  • ~ Two ~, Grandchildren
  • ~ Five ~, Great-grandchildren
  • Walter Sleeter Jr., Brother
  • Rolen Starkweather, Brother
  • Leona Walker, Sister
  • Harold Starkweather, Brother
  • Cecil Starkweather, Brother
  • Ernest was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and brothers Harold & Cecil Starkweather

  • Donor's Choice of Charity


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Ernest R. Sleeter

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