Marie C. Slagle, 89
Marie was born in Gresham, WI to Swiss immigrants Johanna and Ferdinand Studach. With five siblings (Johanna, Rose, John, Caroline and Fred) she learned early that family was the most important thing in life. She met and married Don Slagle and they settled in Cedarburg in 1955. There they raised children, Mike, Terri, Jim, Donna and Dave, and led a life filled with fun-loving friends, golf, art, card playing, fish fries, games, puzzles, sandcasting, cribbage, vacations at the lake, rock coloring and local sporting events.
Marie welcomed her children’s partners, Barb, Al Oppenheim, Karen Godfrey, Kevin Taylor and Karen and was the best Grandma to Michelle Taylor (Joe Taraboi), Courtney Slagle (Dan Gloudemans), Sarah Oppenheim (Rob Ganister), Nikki Slagle (John Donnelly), Bryan Taylor (Beth), Hannah Oppenheim (Kel Jackson) and Leo and Isaac Slagle. She baked them tins of cookies (always with a hidden $20) and danced a polka at each of their weddings. Great-grandchildren Aidan, Ellis, Amelia, Finley, Teddy, Jonathon, Taylor, Regan, Jordan and a baby girl on the way followed to cover her refrigerator with photos of smiling babies.
Marie belonged to multiple golf leagues and played competitively well into her 80s. She volunteered for over 30 years at Family Sharing in Ozaukee County. A celebration of her amazing life will be held on April 21, 2018, – her 90th birthday.
Donations in her memory can be directed to the Mike Slagle Scholarship fund of the Plymouth Education Foundation (125 S. Highland Ave., Plymouth, WI 53073.)