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March 9, 2021

1/26/2021 9:35:00 AM
Myron "Ben" Slagle
b. 1939 d. Jan. 23, 2021

Myron "Ben" Slagle, age 81, of Longville, MN passed away Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis, MN.

Ben was born in 1939 to Roy and Madge Slagle in Pine River, MN. He attended school in Longville, MN. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1962 and received his honorable discharge in 1964. Ben and Diana Gothmann were united in marriage on June 15, 1968 in Longville, MN. Ben worked as a heavy Equipment Operator for Gothmann Construction and Eagle Contracting, to name a few, in Minnesota and Wisconsin until his retirement in 1997.

Ben enjoyed gardening, spearing in his dark house, spending time with his family and grandchildren, and watching Minnesota sports, especially the Gophers and Twins. Ben could often be found spending time at "The Old Place", hunting, mowing, and maintaining the trails.

Preceded in death by his parents; sister, Lois "Tilly" Roller; brothers, Ronald, Roy "Bud", Larry "Bing", and Richard "Dick" Slagle; and nephews, Casey and Shane Slagle.

Ben is survived by his wife of 53 years, Diana; daughter, Kim (Brian Rutten) Schultz of Walker, MN; son, Cory (Desiree) Slagle of Stillwater, MN; brothers, Donald "Faley" (Gracie) Slagle and Darrell "Dean" (Billie Ann) Slagle, both of Longville, MN; four grandchildren, Olivia and Jonathan Schultz, Allison and Ben Slagle; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Visitation will be on Saturday, February 6, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Longville Bible Chapel, Longville, MN followed by the 11:00 a.m. memorial service. Pastor Bob Leko will be officiating. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Longville, MN at a later date.

Arrangements are with the Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids, MN. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit


Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Article comment by: Eloise Lindblom(Folwick)

God bless you my cousin and your family.

Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Article comment by: Don 'Punk' Kline

Rest in peace & comfort my FRIEND

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