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Published January 09, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rev. Orland Sloat

Rev. Orland Sloat, 80, West Fargo, ND, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 in his home.

Orland Samuel Sloat was born June 23, 1932 in Gettysburg, SD. He graduated high school in Gettysburg, attended South Dakota State in Brookings, and seminary at Garrett Biblical Institute. In 1957, he married Lyla Melloon. He served as a United Methodist Pastor in several communities in NE South Dakota. He retired in 1994 and moved to Fargo/West Fargo, ND area. On June 24, 2000, he married Edith Lockwood in West Fargo.

Rev. Orland Sloat

Rev. Orland Sloat, 80, West Fargo, ND, died Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 in his home.

Orland Samuel Sloat was born June 23, 1932 in Gettysburg, SD. He graduated high school in Gettysburg, attended South Dakota State in Brookings, and seminary at Garrett Biblical Institute. In 1957, he married Lyla Melloon. He served as a United Methodist Pastor in several communities in NE South Dakota. He retired in 1994 and moved to Fargo/West Fargo, ND area. On June 24, 2000, he married Edith Lockwood in West Fargo.

He is survived by his wife, Edith, West Fargo, ND; two sons, Philip (Kelly), Tekema, NE, Dayton (Michelle), Fontana, CA; daughter, Barbara Jean Greeley, Hendrick, MN; step-daughters, Leona Dodge, Washougal, WA, Lucy Martinek, Topeka, KA; step-sons, Marvin (Teena)Lockwood, Moorhead, MN, Eugene Lockwood, Fargo, Calvin (Kathy) Lockwood, West Fargo; seven grandchildren; ten step grandchildren; nine step great grandchildren; sister, Mirth (Gale) Westburg, Sioux Falls, SD; many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel and a sister, Erleen.

Memorial Service: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2013 at 11 AM at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo with visitation from 9 to 11 and reception to follow.

Burial: Gettysburg, SD.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

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