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Nelson Lloyd Slachter

Nelson Lloyd Slachter, age 88, of Grandville went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 12, 2019. He was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Nellie; daughter, Terry Lynn Cope. Nelson will be lovingly remembered by his children, Mark and Diane Slachter, David and Sue Slachter, Bonnie and Paul Andrews; grandchildren, Melissa and Michael Zonyk, Kelli and Eric Lanning, Nathan and Andrea Slachter, Heidi Slachter; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Elmer and Marion Slachter; and many family and friends. Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, 2019, at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home (Grandville), 4145 Chicago Drive SW, with Pastor Lee Buer officiating. Interment Grandville Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Friday from 1-1:50 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Spectrum Health Foundation (Hospice).

  1. Dear Mark, David and Bonnie – We are so sorry to hear about you dad’s passing. He was a great neighbor and we will miss him. Cannot attend his funeral because we are in Florida. We will be thinking about all of you.

    - Jim and Marlynne Goeman
  2. We were so shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Nelson, Mom Q’s tablemate since her autumn arrival at Sheldon. He was such a well-liked, positive person, willing to talk as well as listen to her repetitive words and questions. We enjoyed visiting with him during our visits to her and grew quite fond of him. I stopped there before the evening meal Saturday and found her uncharacteristically gone to supper 1/2 hour early, awaiting word since we believe the fall occurred after they sat together at the movie. We will miss his presence and struggle with telling her. May you feel comfort in memories, consolation of many, and faith during times ahead.

    - Vicki and Lou Quondamatteo
  3. Dave & Sue –
    I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing as it will leave a big hole in your hearts. Excited though that he has been promoted to his Heavenly home. May you feel God’s love through His people during this difficult time.

    - Laurie De Ridder-Eppink

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