Obituary for Lois M. Slinger

Lois Slinger, age 78, passed away surrounded by her family, on Wednesday morning, November 29, 2017, at her home in Northfield after a long 10-year battle against Amyloidosis cancer. Lois Minnie Chapman Slinger was born May 12, 1939, on the family farm near Worthington, Minnesota, to Emery and Minnie (Bearden) Chapman. At the age of five, she moved with her family to a farm near Lake Wilson. She was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church at Lake Wilson and attended country school. She attended Lake Wilson High School for two years and graduated from Lynd High School in 1957. […]

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Lois Slinger, age 78, passed away surrounded by her family, on Wednesday morning, November 29, 2017, at her home in Northfield after a long 10-year battle against Amyloidosis cancer.

Lois Minnie Chapman Slinger was born May 12, 1939, on the family farm near Worthington, Minnesota, to Emery and Minnie (Bearden) Chapman. At the age of five, she moved with her family to a farm near Lake Wilson. She was baptized and confirmed at the Methodist Church at Lake Wilson and attended country school. She attended Lake Wilson High School for two years and graduated from Lynd High School in 1957. Following high school, she worked at the courthouse in Slayton. On July 11, 1959, Lois married William A. Slinger at the Methodist Church in Lake Wilson. After marriage, they moved to Fairmont and began raising their family. In the fall of 1967, they moved to Faribault and Lois worked at Ryt-Way Packaging for a few years. In 1976, she accepted an opportunity to work at St. Olaf College within the custodial department. In the Fall of 1979, Bill and Lois moved to Northfield. Lois remained with St. Olaf until retiring in 2001. Lois and Bill spent several years wintering in Arizona until his death in 2010.

Lois was a member of the Northfield United Methodist Church. She loved dancing with Bill to polka, big band, swing music and square dancing. She was an excellent cook and baker and spent many hours in the kitchen at Christmas time making divinity, mocha cake, almond bark pretzels and cut out cookies for her family. Lois liked spending quiet times crocheting and needlepoint. Socializing, fishing and watching sports were activities she enjoyed as well. Family was a very big part of her life.

Survivors include 4 children and their spouses: Mark (Dawn) of Faribault, Randy (Jody) of Aitkin, Lonny (Laura) of Northfield, Pam (Kerry) Sexton of Northfield; 13 grandchildren: Jeff Slinger, Mitchell (Jeannie) Slinger, Michael Henry, Karissa Henry, Matt, Tim and Bryan Slinger, Ryan Hutchinson, Sarah and Bridget Slinger, Tyler, Brooklyn and MaKenna Sexton; 5 great-grandchildren: Zackary, Bradley, Riley, Brynnley and Marren; 2 sisters Judy Onken of Bellevue, Nebraska, Phyllis (Fritz) Bloemendaal of Lake Wilson, brother-in-law Lewellyn Wendt of Amboy; special friend Orrin Delong, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents Emery and Minnie Chapman, her brothers Harold and Francis Chapman and a sister Donna Wendt.

Services will be Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the United Methodist Church in Northfield beginning at 2:30 PM. Lunch will follow. Interment will be Monday, December 4, 2017, at 11:00 AM at Slayton Memorial Gardens in Slayton, Minnesota. Urn bearers are her grandchildren and honorary urn bearers will be her great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Friday, December 1, 2017, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Benson & Langehough Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service in the church.  Memorials are preferred to the donor’s choice. Arrangements by Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. northfieldfuneral.com.

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Funeral

December 2, 2017 - 2:30 PM


Visitation One Hour Before Service
Northfield United Methodist Church
1401 Maple St, Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

December 1, 2017 - 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

1 Comment

  1. pfl

    My condolences to the family in this difficult moments. Please remember that God can comfort us. So draw close to God in prayer so He can draw close to you to comfort you and to give you that peace of God that surpasses all understanding (James 4:8; Philippians 4:6;7).

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