A graveside service for Melvin Slagter, age 89, will be held on Saturday, October 17th at 10:30 am in the Forest Cemetery at Oskaloosa. According to rules put in place by the Iowa Department of Public Health, proper social distancing and reasonable personal protective equipment is advised for attending a religious public event. The Bates Funeral Chapel is in charge of the events. The funeral service will be live streamed at the funeral home’s YouTube Channel for those wishing to support the family from a distance.