James "Jim" Slitor

James Lewis “Jim” Slitor, 83, of Decorah passed away February 22, 2024 at Wellington Place with his loving wife, Sherry, by his side.

Jim was born January 19, 1941 in Waukon, the son of Truman G. and Gwen (Kelly) Slitor. Jim graduated from Waukon High School in 1959 and earned his BA degree at UNI in 1963. He taught junior high and high school math and science in Waterloo for two years before moving to Florida. Jim was employed for five years at IBM in Boca Raton, FL as a computer programmer.

After obtaining a MA from Florida Atlantic University (FAU), he became a statistics instructor in FAU’s college of social science where he taught for over 30 years while pursuing his PhD at Florida International University. Additionally, he taught International Relations through the Lifelong Learning Center at FAU.

Jim was a man of many talents and interests. He especially loved spending time with family and friends. He had a wonderful sense of humor that made him a hit wherever he went. He loved traveling with his wife, Sherry, enjoyed reading, jogging on the beach in Florida, playing the piano, public speaking, and working in the yard. He loved animals and had many pets throughout his lifetime.

Jim is survived by his wife of 35 years, Sheryl Ann (Hooker) Slitor, who he married September 2, 1988; a sister, Susan (Charles) LeMaster of Charles City; a brother-in-law, James “Jim” Hooker (Ruth) of Tarpon Springs, FL; and two sisters-in-law, Arlene Slitor of Marquette, MI and  Jacqueline “Jackie” Hooker of Clarksville, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Truman Wentworth Slitor.