Stanley Kenneth Sloan, 98 of Wolverine, passed away at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, April 7, 2020.
Born in Saginaw, Michigan on June 12, 1921, he was the son of Stanley K., known to everyone as Kenneth, and Hazel (Whitten) Sloan.
Stan served his country honorably in the United States Army during World War II in the Asia-Pacific Theater as Squad Leader and Staff Sergeant in the 124th Cavalry Regiment, the last mounted cavalry division in the U.S. He served from 1943-1945.
While visiting his grandfather in Wolverine, Stan met and married the love of his life, Emma Marie Ealy in Wolverine on August 11, 1948. They set up housekeeping on property purchased from Marie’s family, and have been there ever since.
Stan was a longtime farmer and a well-known auctioneer around northern Michigan. He was active in the 4H Livestock program in both Cheboygan and Otsego Counties, volunteering his time as mentor and auctioneer for both county programs, and for many other non-profit organizations as the need arose.
Stan was a member of the Veterans of Foreign wars, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans and the Michigan State Auctioneers Association. He was a long time member and trustee of Wolverine Congregational Church and served on the Nunda Township Board of Review for nearly 50 years. He was also an avid hunter and outdoorsman, actively involved in the NRA and local chapter of National Turkey Federation.
Surviving is Marie, his wife of almost 72 years; his children, Ada Sloan, Daniel (Jan) Sloan and Nancy (Bob) Sloan-Kimball all of Wolverine and John (Penny) Sloan of Roscommon; grandchildren, Matthew Crawford of Wolverine, Andrew (Stephanie) Crawford of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Amy (Todd) Jones of Marion, AR, Tansy Sloan and Tracey Sloan both of Wolverine, Jacob Rutland of Ypsilanti, Miles Rutland of Wolverine and Chris (Jamie) Kimball of Roscommon; great grandchildren, Jordan Crawford of Milwaukee, WI, Emilee Burrow and Megan Beard both of Kenosha, WI, Aiden Sherman and Vincent Sherman of Wolverine and Emma Jean Jones of Marion, AR; many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Stan was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Jean Kent of California and Don Sloan of Texas.
Due to restrictions on public gatherings, a memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Friday, June 12, 2020 at the LUMBERJACK PARK PAVILION in Wolverine. Those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to Wolverine Congregational Church.
Arrangements are by Gaylord Community Funeral Home & Cremation Service. Please share your memories and personal messages with the family at www.gaylordfuneralhome.com