|1||Del and Illena Sletten Wedding Photograph|
Del & Illena Sletten were married in 1953.
|2||Del and Illena Sletten Wedding|
Following their marriage ceremony, Del and Illena Sletten enter Bethany Hall at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea, MN and cut their wedding cake.
Del Sletten with sons Marc and Matt playing in the snow. Based on the size of the children, it appears to be the late 1950s.
Marc Sletten playing in the mud in their yard at 208 Will-O-Bruce in Albert Lea, MN. Possibly taken in the spring of 1956.
|5||Illena Sletten as a Bridesmaid|
This video features Illena, apparently returning from a wedding where she was a bridesmaid. Del and Marc also make an appearance. This may have been when her friend, Donna Haugland, married Harvey Brua on 12 Aug 1956.
|6||Christmas Dinner 1954|
Christmas Dinner 1954 at Del and Illena Sletten's house.
This video is too dark to make out exactly who the birthday boy is, but towards the end there is just enough light to see that it is a small child eating birthday cake with his hands, a tradition for a first birthday.
|8||Small Child Playing|
This video is very dark. We are not sure who it is, but it is a little tyke playing with something on the ground. Whether it is outside on a sidewalk or inside on a carpet is disputed.
|9||Marc the Mower|
Marc Sletten with a toy mower. This was probably the summer of 1956.
|10||Marc Sletten on Swing Set|
Marc Sletten playing on his swing set, probably at their home at 208 Will-O-Bruce in Albert Lea. No idea when this was taken, probably in the late 1950s.
|11||Marc Sletten's 2nd Birthday|
Marc Sletten blowing out the two candles on his birthday cake.
|12||Marc Sletten's Second Birthday|
Marc Sletten on his second birthday with his parents, Del & Illena Sletten, and his grandparents, Clarence & Amanda Sletten and Kate Henrichs.
|13||1956 Sletten Christmas Gathering|
Clarence and Amanda Sletten are surrounded by their grandchildren with Clarice and Russell Noorlun entering at the end of the clip. This gathering was in Albert Lea at the home of Del and Illena Sletten.
|14||Marc Sletten Opens Christmas Gifts|
Marc Sletten with his Christmas presents on Christmas Day 1956.
|15||Matt Sletten Comes Home from the Hospital|
Matt is going home from Naeve Hospital in mid-August 1958. The nurse is holding him with Illena standing next to her and Marc walking around them.
|16||Marc Sletten's 4th Birthday|
Marc Sletten opens his gifts and blows out the candles on his birthday cake.
|17||Baby Matt Sletten|
Matt looks like he is about three months old here, so it was possibly taken around Thanksgiving 1958.
|18||Sletten Family Desk Set|
This desk set served the Sletten boys for many years and was apparently new for Christmas 1958.
This video segment seems to be two (or more) clips that were filmed one after the other. They were obviously filmed the same day and time. Apparently the camera changed hands which can be seen in the change of the perspective.
The video starts with Del, Beverly, and Clarice standing behind Clarence and Amanda. Then we see Illena holding Val,…
Matt is having some outdoor time with his mom, Illena, and big brother, Marc, in their yard at 203 Will-O-Bruce in Albert Lea.
|21||Matt Sletten Standin in Crib|
Matt Sletten learning to stand in his crib. Taken about 1959.
This video includes the entire family for Christmas 1959, including Grandma Amanda Sletten (legs and arms only). It is a rare video that includes Del as he was usually operating the camera.
A gathering of the Henrichs family at the Sletten home in the mid 1960s. People included are: Illena Sletten, George Henrichs, Ben Henrichs (white shirt), Bud Henrichs, David Henrichs (arms folded), Marc Sletten (walking), Benjamin Henrichs (wearing dark glasses), Clarice Henrichs (red bow on dress), Judy Henrichs (blonde hair), Inez Henrichs…
|24||Phil Sletten Baptism|
Phil Sletten in his baptismal gown.
|25||Matt Sletten's 5th Birthday|
Matt Sletten's 5th Birthday party. In order of appearance: Matt Sletten, Clarence Sletten, Amanda Sletten, unknown woman, Kate Henrichs, Phil Sletten, Marc Sletten.
If someone can identify the unknown woman sitting next to Amanda (who has a towel on her head), please let me know.
|26||Kate Henrichs 70th Birthday|
Grandma Kate on her 70th birthday. Amanda and Clarence Sletten are also shown with Matt Sletten leaping through the scene. Little Philip Sletten is shown at the end of the clip.
|27||Marc Sletten's 9th Birthday|
Marc Sletten's 9th birthday with brothers Phil and Matt also in the video.
|28||Sletten Family Christmas 1963|
Phil, Marc, and Matt Sletten opening their gifts on Christmas Day 1963.
|29||Phil Sletten's 1st Birthday|
Phil enjoys the limelight while he eats his birthday cake followed by a birthday present.
|30||Philip Sletten's First Haircut|
Philip Sletten gets his first haircut, from his father. Summer 1964.
|31||Phil Sletten on the Rocking Horse|
Phil on the rocking horse that has provided two generations of Sletten children with painful memories.
|32||Christ Episcopal Church in Albert Lea|
Christ Episcopal Church located at 204 W. Fountain Street in Albert Lea, Minnesota.
|33||Storm Clouds in Albert Lea|
This must have been an awesome sight to behold. There is no doubt about why Del tried to capture this moment, although we don't know precisely when or where this was taken.
|34||Sletten Family in Washington, D.C.|
The Del Sletten family visited Washington, D.C. in the spring of 1968. This photo was taken on the steps of the U.S. Capitol building.
|35||Del & Illena Sletten 1994|
This photograph was taken at the Sletten Family Reunion in 1994, a couple weeks before Del passed away. Shown in the phot are: Del Sletten seated in wheelchair, Illena Sletten seated at picnic table in the foreground, Phil & Cheri Sletten seated on the other side of the picnic table. The man standing in the background next to Del is unknown.…
|36||Del Sletten Grave Marker|
This image shows the plaque that marks the grave and commemorates the military service of Marcus D. Sletten in the Graceland Cemetery located in Albert Lea, Freeborn County, Minnesota.
|Linked to||Family: SLETTEN/HENRICHS (F37)|