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Norma Jeanne Slawinski
Norma Jeanne Slawinski, affectionately known as Nordie, age 95, of Swanton, Ohio, entered into eternal life, Wednesday evening, January 26, 2022, at Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center, with her family at her bedside.
Nordie was born May 12, 1926 in Toledo, Ohio to John P. and Norma B. (Monnette) Walsh, and was a 1944 graduate of Notre Dame Academy. On February 15, 1947, she married Richard S. Slawinski. He preceded her in death on January 17, 2013.
Nordie started her career working at Willys Overland as a stenographer. While her husband managed, and later owned, K-C Bowling Lanes in Swanton, Nordie was at home with the kids. After the kids were grown, she joined Richard at the bowling center as the grill cook. She was the "hamburger helper" of Swanton. When Richard sold the bowling center in 1992, she went to work at Wendy's in Swanton and was still a very familiar face to a lot of people.
Nordie was a very active member of St. Richard Catholic Parish; was a member of the Mother of Twins Club and served on the 1976 Swanton Bi-Centennial Committee. Nordie enjoyed playing in the card club with her grade school friends, loved singing for weddings and simply adored children.
Surviving are her sons, Richard P. (Virginia) Slawinski of Richfield Center, Thomas (Eloise) Slawinski of Assumption, OH, Donald (Bonnie) Slawinski of Thornton, CO, Steven (Sue) Slawinski of Swanton, OH, William (Patricia) Slawinski of Perrysburg, OH and Joseph (Wendy) Slawinski of Swanton, OH; daughter, Mary Jeanne Stine of Delta, OH, daughter in law, Mindi Slawinski of Napoleon, OH; 25 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Besides her beloved husband of 65 years, Dick, Nordie was preceded in death by her parents; son; Kenneth Slawinski; son-in-law, Hal Stine; brother, Clarence Walsh; sisters, Winifred Bondy, LaDonna Jakcsy, Jane Reed and Virginia Hawes; and granddaughter-in-law, Lori Slawinski.
Visitation will be held Monday, January 31st from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home in Swanton, where a Vigil Service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Tuesday, February 1st from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Richard Catholic Church, where a Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11:00 a.m. with Fr. Eric Culler presiding. Interment will follow at St. Richard's Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Richard Church, Swanton Rotary Club, the Knights of Columbus, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
A special thank you to the nurses and staff at Swanton Health Care & Retirement Center for the wonderful care given to Nordie over the last several years.
I was sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. She always called me one of her children because of my red hair! I remember fun times at the Slawinski house and you will always be in my thoughts.
Rick Walsh Feb 10 2022 12:53 PM
Mary so sorry to hear about your mom. Miss seeing ya take care and to your family.
Dee Jaquay Feb 5 2022 11:23 AM
Such wonderful memories of her and all of the family. Hugs to all.
Cathy (Bardwell) LImes Feb 4 2022 7:58 AM
I'm so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing lady! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Carrie Walter Feb 2 2022 10:46 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Norma Slawinski
Carrie Walter Feb 2 2022 10:45 AM
Joe and family, we're so sorry to hear of your mom's passing. She was and will continue to be a legend in our town and was part if so many lives through the bowling alley. Such warm memories.
Barb & Charlie Guess
Barb Guess Jan 30 2022 5:07 PM
Such a great lady, forever in my memories. Prayers of comfort for all of you.
Chickie Bunting Jan 30 2022 1:11 PM
To me, Mrs. Slawinski, will always be another Swanton Icon, truly a,
"GOD SENT" ! May God's eternal blessings now be your JOY ! Peace to all who new and loved her. Amen !
Rex Druckenmiller Jan 30 2022 12:22 PM
I am so glad I got to know Nordie from the nursing home. She would often visit me in my office and we would sing together. She had a beautiful voice and a beautiful spirit. Everyone whether staff or resident or even visitors remembered the special little lady with the baby. Thanks for sharing her life with mine. I truly loved her!
Terry Shear Jan 29 2022 10:47 PM
Deepest sympathy to the Slawinski family in the loss of your Mother. She was a very strong and wonderful person. Many great Memories. Prayers to you all at this difficult time.
Diane Koepfer Jan 29 2022 2:43 PM