Crystal Kay Slach, 55, West Branch
Obituaries · February 01, 2018

Crystal Kay Slach, 55, of rural West Branch, Iowa, went to be with her Lord on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at Hope Church in Tipton. Burial will follow in West Branch City Cemetery in West Branch, Iowa. A general memorial fund has been established in her memory. Online condolences may be shared at

Crystal was born on Dec. 29, 1962, in Muscatine, Iowa, and was the daughter of Richard Leroy and Jene Candace Slach. Crystal graduated from Solon High School in 1981 and attended Kirkwood Community College. Crystal worked throughout her life in the service industry at various hotels, restaurants, and other businesses.

Crystal enjoyed gardening and flowers. She was a lifelong cat lover and has had too many in her life to list their names here. Crystal cherished her nieces; Jade, Navella, Jocelyn, Olivia and Winter; and nephews Ben and Ethan. Crystal called Hope Church of Tipton her home and faithfully attended when her health permitted.

Crystal is survived by her father, Richard “Dick” Slach of West Branch, Iowa; her mother, Candace “Candy” (Dan) Cookes of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; sisters, Stacy (Tim) Jones of West Branch, Iowa, Nicole (Mario) Sanchez of Port Orange, Fla., Tawna (John) King of St. Louis, Mo.; and brother, Steve (Jodie) Slach of Bettendorf, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, whom she also cherished.

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