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Louise M. Slater

Louise M. Slater, aged 97 of Wyoming, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, January 31, 2019. She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmo; grandson, Isaiah. She is survived by her son, Jerry and Deborah Slater; grandchildren, Mason, Britalia, Shaylee, Keslyn, Elijah, Parker, Chanin; great grandchildren, Isabelle, Olivia, Lana, Santiago, Emiliano, Adelyn, Carmelo; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends.  Louise worked for many years as a baker and received an award for having the “largest and softest buns.”  She was an avid “tatter,” which is lace making.  She deeply loved her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Louise was known for her generosity and she and Elmo spoiled the grandkids with love and kindness.  She loved to go to rummage sales with her friend, Esther.  She was truly dedicated to her Catholic faith and was an active member of St. John Vianney Parish.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 am at St. John Vianney Church, 4101 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming with Fr. John Vallier presiding. Interment Oakgrove Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family on Sunday  from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 4031 Clyde Park SW, Wyoming and on Monday at the church one hour prior to mass. Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Vianney Educational Foundation.

  1. Dear Gerry and Family, We rejoice with you in your Mom’s release from her pain. We mourn with you in the loss of your Mom, our Sister-in-Law, and Aunt. May you feel God’s loving and comforting presence as you go through this difficult and challenging time.
    Regrettably, due to Mom’s (Aunt Pat’s) failing health, she is unable to make the trip to attend the viewing or funeral and I (Marilyn) am unable to come as I need to take care of Mom and my husband, who had surgery a week ago. We have wonderful memories of years past and those of late. We spoke to your Mom every couple of weeks and visited several times a year. We will miss her so very much. Please stay in contact. With love, Aunt Pat and Marilyn

    - Pattymae Slater Carlson/Marilyn McMullen
  2. Dear Jerry, Deborah (and family),
    Sorry to read of the passing of your mom. Mom’s are such special people! May you find comfort in the promises of our Lord Jesus Christ at this time of loss.

    - LaVonne Douma
  3. Dear Jerry & Deborah,
    I was sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    She was my neighbor on Boston St. We kept in contact over the years. She sent me her beautiful tating many years ago. I’m sure you will have beautiful memories of your Mom.

    - Elizabeth Soule

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