Henry “Hank” E. Sleeth III, 65, of Forest, Ind., died at 11:56 a.m. February 19, 2017 unexpectedly at his home. Born April 9, 1951 in Frankfort, Ind. to the late Henry E. Sleeth II & Margaret Jean (Reppert) Sleeth Stinson. He married Karen Erb on November 7, 1969 in Howard County, Ind. and she survives. Hank attended Frankfort schools and was a 1969 graduate of Clinton Central High School. He had lived in Indianapolis from 1969-2015 before moving to Forest. He retired from AT&T after 31 years, then worked 7 years at Eli Lilly in Indianapolis. Hank attended the Forest United Methodist Church. He enjoyed playing the harmonica and blues music. Hank worked tirelessly for the Republican Party at the grassroots level as precinct committeeman and ward chairman.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be from 12 Noon-2 p.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association or F.A.C.E. low cost Animal Clinic, envelopes will be available.
Wife: Karen Sleeth of rural Forest, 2 Sisters: Joan (Dan) Davis of Greenwood, MaryAnn (Dave) Finlay of Boulder, Colorado, Mother-in-Law: Juanita Erb of Russiaville, 3 Sisters-in-Law: Joyce (Rick) Kelly of Burlington, Jenny Erb of Kokomo, Marilyn (Bill) Erb-Carlson of Kokomo, 5 Brothers-in-Law: Bob Erb of Russiaville, Darrall (Lori) Erb of Russiaville, Junior (Linda) Erb of Russiaville, Raymond Erb of Avon, Scott (Wendy) Erb of Frankfort, His faithful cat companion, “Big Handsome Tom”, and several nieces & nephews also survive.