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Raymond Larry Slanker

February 25, 1930 -
August 7, 2019

Raymond Larry Slanker, 89 of Champaign died at 5:12 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Carriage Crossing, Champaign.

The son of Raymond H and Elsie Jane (Taylor) Slanker, he was born February 25, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan. He married Barbara Ann Olsen on May 28, 1960 in Champaign; she survives; his parents and hi…read more

Raymond Larry Slanker, 89 of Champaign died at 5:12 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Carriage Crossing, Champaign.

The son of Raymond H and Elsie Jane (Taylor) Slanker, he was born February 25, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan. He married Barbara Ann Olsen on May 28, 1960 in Champaign; she survives; his parents and his sister predeceased him.

Larry graduated cum laude from Greenville, Michigan, High School. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree and University Honors (Bronze Tablet) from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army 1954-1956. He was Art Director of the University of Illinois Press where he designed the scholarly books the University Press published.

Private services will be held at Danville National Cemetery. Morgan Memorial Home, Savoy is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the organization of the donor’s choice and condolences may be offered at www.morganmemorialhome.com.

The family wishes to express its appreciation and thanks to the Carriage Crossing staff and the Harbor Light Hospice staff for the professional and compassionate care they gave Larry.

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