Leigh Wayne Sloan
Leigh Wayne Sloan, 60, died Saturday, March 10, 2018, following a sudden heart attack.
A funeral liturgy will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 19, at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, with Father Gary Beckman officiating. Visitation will be Sunday, March 18, from 3 to 6 p.m. at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service, Iowa City, where the Knights of Columbus will recite a rosary at 5:30 p.m. followed by a parish vigil. Burial will be at Memory Gardens Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association in memory of Leigh's mother.
Leigh was born on Easter Sunday, April 21, 1957, in Marshalltown, the third of five children of Dallas Russell and Irene Marie Plucar Sloan. He was raised in Toledo, where he attended school and was in Little League and Cub Scouts. In 1971, the family moved to Altoona, where Leigh attended Southeast Polk Community schools. He played high school baseball and basketball, and graduated in 1975. He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Iowa. Leigh was a computer program analyst for the city of Iowa City for nearly 28 years, and worked part time at Walmart for 23 years, where he was a CSM.
On March 23, 1979, Leigh met Catherine Marchik on a westbound Greyhound bus. It was delayed in Grinnell for 19 hours due to snow. From that time on, Leigh knew Catherine was the one. They married on Sept. 27, 1980, at St. Mary's Church in Tipton.
Leigh liked to golf, read and play cards, especially pepper and contract rummy. He enjoyed cornball movies, like "National Lampoon," and British humor. His favorite movie, "It's A Wonderful Life," always brought a tear to his eye. Most important to Leigh was time spent with family and grandchildren.
Leigh is survived by his loving wife, Catherine, and their three children, Anessa (Josh) Jordan of Mesquite, Texas, Dustin Sloan of Mesa, Ariz., and Danalea (David) Blum of Wellman, Iowa; six grandchildren, Delani Blum, Aryana Sloan, Dayleigh Blum, Samuel Jordan, Dakota Blum and Hazel Jordan; siblings, Kurt (Jean) Sloan of Carlisle, Diana (Steve) Jacobs of Urbandale, Darin (Kelly) Sloan of Savannah, Mo., and Scott (Michelle) Sloan of Altoona; mother-in-law, Lorna Marchik of Tipton; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.
Leigh was preceded in death by his parents; father-in-law, Robert; and his brother-in-law.
Online condolences may be sent to www.lensingfuneral.com.