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Stanford Slama, 93, of Milton, ND passed away on Friday, October 16, 2015, at his home.
Stanford J. Slama was born May 29, 1922 to Edward and Katherine (Spivak) Slama near Milton, ND. Stanford attended school and then entered the US Marines in 1942 serving in the Second Division in the Pacific Theater alongside his brother, Raymond. After the war, Stanford returned to Milton and started farming. He and Chelda Hell were united in marriage on June 20, 1949 at Mt. Carmel, ND.
Stanford enjoyed music, and along with singing, he could play the accordion, guitar, and mouth organ. Stan and his friend, Olin Olson, entertained at the area nursing homes and the senior center for many years. He also enjoyed playing cards and was an avid curler and helped start the Milton Curling Club. Stan was a member of St. ClothildeÃ¢â¬â¢s Catholic Church in Milton and served as a trustee for many years. He was also a member of Hilltoppers Senior Citizens Club, American Legion Post #179, and on the fire department in his younger years.
Stanford is survived by his children: David of Devils Lake, Wayne (Gayle) of Langdon, Robert of Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, and Cheri (Steve) Stabo of Edinburg, ND; grandchildren: David Slama Jr., Reann Slama, Corey Slama, Jeremy (Heidi) Slama, Shawn Slama, Veronica (Jon) Webb, Dakota Slama, Tim (Kristin) Stabo, Evan Stabo, Chad Stabo; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister Mae McKay. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Chelda; siblings: Lillian (Orville) Balsdon, Raymond Slama, Alvin (Rita) Slama; brother-in-law James McKay and daughter-law Claudia Slama.
Services will be held Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon, ND. Visitation will be held on Monday, October 19, 2015 from 5-7:00 p.m. with a 6:45 Rosary and 7:00 prayer service at Brooks Funeral Home of Langdon, ND. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to service time at the church on Tuesday.
Interment Ã¢â¬â St. ClothildeÃ¢â¬â¢s Cemetery, Milton, ND
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to St. ClothildeÃ¢â¬â¢s Catholic Cemetery in Milton, ND.
I wish your family the deepest sympathy on the loss of your father, I thought of him as a member of the family,
Carol Hallgrimson Dec 4 2015 12:00 AM
On behalf of my brothers and our families, I'd like to thank everyone for all of your expressions of sympathy. It is humbling to realize how many friends we have ready to support us at a time like this.
Cheri Stabo Oct 22 2015 12:00 AM
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know he was an incredible father and grandfather. Prayers for comfort in your time of grief.
Jody French Oct 20 2015 12:00 AM
So sorry to here of your loss, Jan and My Thoughts are with the family. Man of Many Talents whom shall be missed by Many whoms lives he touched.
Pat Peterson Oct 19 2015 12:00 AM
Grandpa (Big Daddy) Slama you will be greatly missed!
Tonya Oct 18 2015 12:00 AM
My condolences to Uncle Stan's family. He is a talented, interesting and good man who will be missed.
Kenneth Stubbe Oct 17 2015 12:00 AM