Jack Slaymaker, the son of Russell and Charlotte (Peacock) Slaymaker, was born April 13, 1947, in Spencer, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in Spencer where he received his early education, graduating from Spencer High School in 1965.
After graduating High School, Jack spent some time in Arizona and California working the HVAC trade and, of course, fueling his passion for cars. He made good friends and remained in contact throughout the years. When Jack returned to Spencer he worked at Christians Sheet Metal as shop foreman until he purchased the business with Tony Sholly in 1996. He retired in 2009.
Jack’s passion for building, working on and driving vintage vehicles started when he was young and stayed with him throughout his life. He also loved animals and rescued many. Jack was a collector of all things. He wanted to give everything a home.
Jack married Lorri Ann Jahn on February 11, 1989, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Following their marriage, they remained living in Spencer attending numerous car events, enjoying sprint car races, swap meets and auctions together. Sometimes doing nothing but being together was a favorite pastime.
Jack passed away at his home in Spencer, Iowa, on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the age of 71. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Charlene McAmis and Diane “Didy” Kunzmann; and one brother-in-law, Neal McAmis.
He is survived by his wife, Lorri of Spencer, IA; one brother, Dennis and his wife, Sharon Slaymaker of Spencer, IA; nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.