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Nancy J. Slater

June 14, 2021 | 5 comments

Nancy J. Slater, 84, of Onalaska passed away Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at Onalaska Care Center.

She was born in La Crosse on June 24, 1936, to Ray Walton & Thelma Sime.   She was raised in Soldiers Grove, WI.  On November 6, 1954, Nancy married Marvin Slater at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in La Crosse.

In her younger years she enjoyed bowling, golfing, fishing, and softball.  She worked for Trane Company for 30 years before retiring.  She lived the last few years at Eagle Crest in Onalaska and loved gardening, playing cards, choir, and The Red Hat Ladies. More than anything she enjoyed getting together with her family and friends.

Nancy is survived by her son, Michael (Anatalia) Slater of the Philippines; her daughter, Mona (John) Wiacek of Sheldon, WI.; son-in-law, David Osborn of Holcomb, WI.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, her daughter Cheri Osborn, her parents, and a sister.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 26, 2021, at the Coulee Region Cremation Group, 133 Mason St. Onalaska WI at 11:00 a.m. Visitation begins at 10:00am. Reverend Phillip Waselik will officiate.






  1. Randy & Christine Sellers

    Sorry for your loss. My you find strength in prayers. May you find strength in family to keep strong.Love from all of us.

  2. Peggy pospichal

    I didn’t get to see you often but I always cherish the we had. I’ll miss you. My thought will now go to you’re family. Loved you cousin

    Peggy Pospichal

  3. Barbara Luehne

    I worked with Nancy for many years in Purchasing at Trane. She always “led the way “ for those times when women were always secretaries. She was the first woman buyer and went on to Service and we lost touch. Have many memories of her.…good ones . She was beautiful and smart. RIP Nancy

  4. Sandy Adams

    I cherish the time I had with Nancy. I will always remember her and Jeanine’s beautiful singing when we first had time together. She always called me little sis. Her smile was so big and contagious. Her fun and simplicity at life was a goal I still have not met. She will always be in my heart and essence for always. I am so sorry I cannot be there since my children and husband were already committed to my brother in law’s celebration of life the same day. My condolences to the rest of the family.

  5. Wes Panzer

    I worked many years with Nancy at Trane in purchasing. She was always helpful and willing to help. She was a joy to know and call a friend.


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