Leslie Alan Sluga, age 62, of Whitehall, passed away peacefully in his home on Monday,
September 25, 2023.
Leslie was born on July 31, 1961 in Mondovi to Adrian and Rita (Pullman) Sluga. He was
raised on his family farm in Elk Creek with his parents and siblings.
Leslie graduated from the Independence High School in 1979 and was actively involved in
Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the wrestling team. After graduation, Leslie attended
the Western Wisconsin Technical Institute for farm management.
Leslie was married to Margaret Huson.
Les loved the outdoors where he hunted and fished. Even if he did not harvest an animal, he
loved being out in nature watching the squirrels and birds. In his younger days, he worked at
the Elk Creek Cheese Plant and Elk Creek Feed Mill.
Les had a herd of black angus beef cattle as he had a passion for farming while continuing to
maintain full time employment at R.E. Beaudoin, Reglin & Hesch and R.J. Jurowski & Sons
prior to his retirement in 2018 from Market & Johnson.
Les was a go-getter. He was constantly on the go working, spending time with his family and
especially enjoyed his time with his grandkids.
Leslie is survived by three sons, Michael of Jackson, Robert (Lindsay) of Chippewa Falls and
Jacob of Eau Claire; three grandchildren, Lucas, Maybri and Lillian Sluga; three sisters, Lori
Sluga of Eleva, Val Van Blaricom of Eleva and Shari (Cal) Everson of Strum; a brother, Danny
(Wendy) Sluga of Osseo; several aunts, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, grandparents and uncles, Les was preceded in death by his partner,
Nancy Swanson.
A celebration of Leslie’s life will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 from 1-3 p.m. in the Jack
Funeral Home in Whitehall. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Arlan
Helstad officiating.

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