Alma Slater adored her grandchildren
Memorial services for Alma Slater, 77, of Mobridge, were held Saturday, April 27, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Inurnment was at Redeemer Lutheran Cemetery in McLaughlin under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Alma passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Alma was born on May 27, 1935, north of McLaughlin on the family farm to Adolph and Kathryn Dietterle. She attended school and graduated from McLaughlin High School in 1953.
On Aug. 8, 1953, she married Carroll Slater in Aberdeen. The couple lived on the family farm until 1962, then owned and managed the Slater/John Deere Implement until 1967. They then purchased the Mobil Bulk Dealership from John Schmidt and it became Slater Oil & LP Gas Company until present.
Alma was a member of the UCC and Redeemer Lutheran Church for more than 50 years. After moving to Mobridge in 2003, she attended Trinity Lutheran Church where she became a member.
She enjoyed her morning coffee outings, card days and spent many years bowling in the Wednesday afternoon league.
She took great and caring pleasure in her family, church and friends and adored all of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She strived to attend as many of their activities as possible.
Survivors include her daughter, Lori (Mike) Slater Cox of Pennsylvania; two sons, Brad (Jennifer) Slater of Missouri and Kent (Kristie) Slater of Mobridge; six grandchildren, Korena (Eric), Lance (Leann), Tyson, Kenzie, Jordan and Callie; two great-grandchildren, Treston and Braedyn; sisters, Dee Lauinger, Gladys Bardwell, Marlene (Mike) Kurle and Cindy (Claude) Kraft; and one brother, Roger Dietterle.