Helen L. Slatter, Janesville (1931 - 2013)
February 4, 1931 - March 18, 2013
Helen L. Slatter, age 82, a lifelong Janesville resident, passed away Monday evening, March 18, 2013, at Cedar Crest Health Center. She was born on the family farm between Janesville and Evansville, on Feb. 4, 1931, the daughter of the late Francis and Emma (Benash) Vivian. She attended school in Janesville, and was a graduate of Janesville High School in 1949. On April 7, 1951, she married James D. Slatter, the love of her life, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church Rectory. He preceded her in death on April 7, 2000. She and Jim were longtime members of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.
Helen will be remembered as a woman of unconditional love and forgiveness. She loved and supported her family and friends with no limits, and always looked beyond the mistakes! She loved working word games and puzzles, and was also an avid Wisconsin Badger fan! Her greatest love was her family, and she would attend any activity her children, grandchildren, or great-grandchildren would participate in! Helen also was very involved at St. Patrick's with the Altar Society, and also assisted at the school when her children were students. She was also a volunteer with Mercy Hospital Auxiliary.
Helen is survived by her five children: Thomas (Susan) Slatter, Bruce (Barb) Slatter, Anne (Rick) Welsh, Karen Slatter, and James (fiancee, Maureen Mellom) Slatter, Jr.; her nine grandchildren: Kimberly Demrow, John Springer, Angie Slatter, Lindsey Clark, Sara Grim, Lucas Slatter, Matthew Welsh, James Slatter, III, and Joseph Slatter; her 14 great-grandchildren: Amanda Slatter, Danielle Demrow, Shane Potter, David Potter, Aleyha Slatter, Tori Grim, Tara Grim, Timmy Grim, Madalyn and Robby Welsh, Destiny Slatter, Naleighna Clark, Adrianna Cole, and Calab James Slatter; her great-great-granddaughter, Ra'jahney White; her brother, Richard Vivian; her sister, Betty (Ralph) Jersild; and by many nieces, nephews, and friends. Besides her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Nancy Slatter Taylor; her grandson, Robert Ziltner; and her sister, Mildred Saxe.
Funeral services with a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 315 Cherry St., with Fr. James Kuhn officiating. Entombment will take place in Mt. Olivet Cemetery Mausoleum. Friends may call on Thursday morning from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m. at the CHURCH.
Whitcomb-Lynch Funeral Home & Cremation Services
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