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Mabel Slater

June 7, 1930 — May 26, 2014

Mabel M. Slater, 83, of Cass City, formerly of Decker, died Monday, May 26, 2014 in Tendercare Nursing Facility, Cass City, following a short illness. She was born June 7, 1930 in Marietta, GA to George and Lena (Speatzel) Simmons. She married Alvin "Joe" Slater June 17, 1950 in Sandusky. He died January 11, 2009.

Mabel lived in the Decker area since she was three years old. She was a member of Cass City First Baptist Church. Mabel enjoyed cooking for her family and friends and collecting angels. She loved fresh flowers and enjoyed having a vase of them in her home. She was very friendly enjoying BINGO with friends, sharing a cup of coffee and just visiting. Mabel was happiest when her family was near.

Mabel is survived by her children: Thomas (Shirlee) Slater of Shabbona, Deborah (Don) Spencer of Cass City, Rick (Dawn) Slater of Deford, Joseph (Char) Slater of Waterford, Paul (Marie) Slater of Deford; 9 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; half brother, Ken Simmons; sister-in-law, Anna Mae Simmons of Sandusky; many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers: George Simmons, Virgil Simmons, Curtis Simmons; sisters: Beulah Ayliffe, Eleanor Jones and four infant brothers and sisters.

Funeral service held 2:00 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City with Pastor Chuck Carr of Cass City First Baptist Church officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Township Cemetery. Pallbearers for Mrs. Slater: Donald Spencer II, Paul Slater, Jr., Joseph Slater, Jr., Steven Norkunas, Jesse Vasquez and Nathan Wright. Memorials may be made to Family Discretionary Fund. Family and friends may share memories, prayers and stories with the family at
Visitation: 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City
2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2014 in Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City

Arrangements by
Kranz Funeral Home, Cass City, Michigan
Debra L. Kranz, 989-872-2195
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