Mr. Slezinsky was born Jan. 12, 1925, in El Campo to Rudolf Slezinsky and Jennie Stepan Slezinsky. He served in the United States Air Force and fought in World War II and at Normandy Bay. After leaving the Air Force, he married Vivian Audilet in March of 1956 in Kenedy. He worked for John Deere as a salesman for 46 years until his retirement. He was a member of the VFW and enjoyed fishing, gardening and woodworking. He was of the Lutheran faith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolf and Jennie Slezinsky; and his brothers, Rudolf Slezinsky Jr., Henry Slezinsky, Robert Slezinsky and Otto Slezinsky.
Survivors include his wife of more than 57 years, Vivian Slezinsky of Kenedy; daughters, Yvonne (Russ) Ruhmann of Cotulla and Elizabeth (Scott) Soden of Stockdale; grandchildren, Zachary Ruhmann, Trenton Ruhmann, Jennifer Soden and Tyler Soden; brother, Walter Slezinsky; sister-in-law, Eilene Slezinsky; and nieces, Virginia Lee, Rebecca Lee and Shirley Coleman.
Visitation was held Sunday, Jan. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy.
The funeral service was conducted there at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13. Interment followed in the Kenedy Cemetery, Kenedy.