Reverend Rodney Charles Slessor was born on August 27th, 1946 in Waterloo, Iowa, the son of Charles and Doris (Jipp) Slessor. He passed from this life on Wednesday, November 27th at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, Minn., having reached the age of 67. Services to celebrate Rodney's life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 7th in Wilton, Iowa, with Pastor Patrick Slessor officiating.
Rod graduated from Reinbeck High School and graduated from the University of Northern Iowa. He later received a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary in New Brighton, Minn. He married Karen Kristine Slessor on August 6, 1979. He served his entire working life as a minister in the United Church of Christ, currently serving at Community UCC in Biwabik, Minn. He recently celebrated the 40th anniversary of his ordination and had served churches in Minn., Iowa, and Ohio.
Rodney is survived and loving remembered by his wife Karen Slessor of Biwabik Minn.; his son Patrick Slessor and wife Meghan; his daughter Shannon Hutchinson of West Des Moines, Iowa; his granddaughter Ella Hutchinson of West Des Moines, Iowa; his mother Doris Slessor of Reinbeck, Iowa; his brother Stan Slessor and wife Ellen of Brooklyn, Iowa; his sisters Diane High of Waterloo, Iowa, Joanne DeLaHunt and Janet Slessor both of Reinbeck, Iowa; as well as many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father Charles, and brother-in-law Robert High.