Madison – Leroy E. Slater, age 73, died on Monday, September 9, 2013 in Madison.

He was born on October 30, 1939, the son of Rex L. and Celia (Swenson) Slater. Leroy graduated from Stoughton High School in 1958. After high school he proudly served in the U.S. Air National Guard. He worked for Oscar Mayer for 30 years, retiring in 1998.

Leroy enjoyed his morning coffee at McDonald’s with fellow Oscar Mayer retirees and friends. He also loved watching sports.

He is survived by his children: Tim, Ron, Michelle and Jennifer Slater; grandchildren, Lauren (Ernesto) Donjuan and Alexzander and Tyson Slater; siblings: Bernie (Kathy) Slater, Patricia (Archie) Christensen and June Farr; former wife, Marjorie Gillis; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John R. and Ralph and sister, Ellen Hurtado.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the Ryan Funeral Home, 2418 N. Sherman Ave., with Rev. Dean Kirst officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery.

To view and sign this guestbook, please visit www.ryanfuneralservice.com.