Donald W. Slaven dies at Des Moines; last rites Monday.

Funeral services for Donald W. Slaven, 52, of Laurens were held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

The Rev. J. G. Skahill read the Requiem Mass and burial was in Sacred Heart Cemetery with Hitchcock Funeral Home in charge. Pallbearers were Dominic "Pete" Bellinghausen, Lyle Gulbranson, Leonard Sernett, Wayne Forry, Cecil Lowman and Marvin Loxterkamp. Graveside rites were conducted by the American Legion.

Mr. Slaven died early Thursday at the Veterans Hospital in Des Moines after a long illness.

Born Aug. 9, 1909, at West Bend, he was the son of Timothy J. and Ellen Buttermore Slaven. He was a 1928 graduate of Presentation Academy at Whittemore.

In 1931 he was united in marriage to Vila Dwyer of Laurens. They were the parents of two children, Donna and Donald Joseph. Mr. Slaven served in the Army during World War II, and had been employed for a number of years as a mechanic. He was a member of Sacred Heart Parish, Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars and was a past commander of Larimer- McCabe Post of the American Legion.

Surviving are his wife; two children, Donald at home and Mrs. Donna Fraser of Fonda; three grandchildren; three brothers and three sisters, Emmett Slaven and Mrs. Florence Wilfong of Fort Dodge, Joseph and Eugene Slaven of Kansas City, Mo., Rita (Mrs. Peter) Racobs and Margaret (Mrs. Robert) Bingham of California.

Laurens (Iowa) Sun, June 28, 1962.