Flora Mae Slater


Flora Mae Slater
Flora Mae Slater, age 80, died Sunday, June 9, 2019 at her Mankato residence after a courageous cancer battle.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2019 at Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Mankato. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Mankato. Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Northview~North Mankato Mortuary and one hour before the service at the church on Thursday.
Flora was born September 3rd, 1938 in Mankato to Leo and Celestine (Thissen) Hoffman. She graduated from Loyola High School in 1956. She was united in marriage to Donald R Slater Jr. on June 25th, 1956 in Mankato. She was a stay at home mom raising 6 children. After the death of her husband in 1985, she worked at Carlson Craft for 19 years and part-time at McDonalds. She was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church and a former member of the Moose Lodge of Mankato.
She is survived by her children, Donald (Doreen) Slater of Mankato, Deborah (David) Stenger of North Mankato, David (Cindy) Slater of Rapidan, John (Mary) Slater of North Mankato, Diane (Joseph) Zieska of Prior Lake and Nancy (John) Anderson of Mankato; 15 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; sister, Virginia Gimmer of Mankato; sister-in-law, Janice (Stan) Latourelle of Mapleton; brother-in-law, James Slater of Mapleton; and many nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband Donald R Slater Jr. in 1985; their two infant daughters Carol Ann and Rita Mae; parents Leo and Celestine Hoffman; toddler brother Leo Henry (Sonny) Hoffman; father- and mother-in-law, Donald R Slater Sr. and Marion; brothers-in-law Kenneth Gimmer Sr. and Ronald Slater; and great-granddaughter Lydia Sue Chopp.
Flora's family expresses great appreciation to the Mayo Health System Hospice staff for their devotion and excellent care. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.
Published on June 10, 2019
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Steve & Christi Klocke
Jun 12, 2019
We are sad we won’t be attending in person but want you to know…..

What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. We feel so lucky that we got to know Flora. She will be missed. Your mom was an amazing lady, and we feel privileged to have known her. We know you will miss her deeply. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Your mom touched so many lives. We’re grateful we had the chance to know her and work with her at McDonalds. Your mom blessed so many people with her kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her too. We’ll always cherish those memories of fun times spent with her. With loving
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Steve & Christi Klocke
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Laurie Hystead Leppert
Jun 11, 2019
I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. My thoughts are with all of you.
Bob and Vickie Finnegan
Jun 10, 2019
Sorry for your loss. You and your families are in our thoughts and prayers.