Stanford Slama

A funeral service was held Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church of Langdon for Stanford Slama, 93, of Milton.

Stan Slama

Posted on 10/23/15

He died Friday, October 16, 2015, at his home.

Interment at St. Clothilde’s Cemetery, Milton.

Stanford J. Slama was born May 29, 1922 to Edward and Katherine (Spivak) Slama near Milton. 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, he returned to Milton and started farming. He and Chelda Hell were united in marriage on June 20, 1949 at Mt. Carmel. He enjoyed music, and along with singing, he could play accordion, guitar, and mouth organ. He 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. He was a member of St. Clothilde’s Catholic Church in Milton. He was a trustee and served 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, Calif., and Cheri (Steve) Stabo of Edinburg; 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-in-law Claudia Slama.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be directed to St. Clothilde’s Catholic Cemetery in Milton.

Brooks Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.