Last updated 8/18/2021 at 6:26pm
Joe Slater passed away peacefully in his home, Saturday, Aug. 14, 2021.
He was born in 1938 in Iowa, one of six children born to Erwin and Marian Slater. He graduated from East High in Des Moines, Iowa, in 1957. He served his country in the Army, where he was stationed in California for three years as a First Class Missile Man, Sharpshooter, and Radio and Radar Expert. He married his high school sweetheart, Donna, in 1959, and they raised their children in Des Moines after he left the Army.
He served his city of Des Moines, Iowa, as a police officer in the 1960s, where he made sergeant...