Arlene Elma Slater

On January 7, 2023, Arlene Elma Slater, our beloved mother, grandmother, and great grandmother passed away at home at the age of 96.

Arlene was a lifelong resident of Lansing and a faithful and devoted member of Emanuel First Lutheran Church. Arlene worked for Michigan State University for 29 years. She rose through the ranks to become the first female purchasing agent, earning the Distinguished Staff Award in 1984 in recognition of her leadership and innovative ideas. Arlene and her husband Harold, enjoyed many years with their family and friends at the cottages they built at Bear and Cub Lakes. Arlene was a great cook and baker, who always enjoyed the comfort of her home and family.

She was the “dear wife” of Harold for 65 years before his passing in 2014, loving mother to Kirk (Susan), Steven (Suzi) and Arlee Anne. A proud grandmother and great grandmother. Arlene was A beautiful, strong, and loving woman who will be deeply missed by her family.

The funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 12, 2023 at the Emanuel First Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Ave., Lansing, Michigan 48906, with Rev. Paul J. Lindloff officiating. Visitation will be Thursday one hour prior to the funeral at Emanuel First Lutheran. Memorial donations in Arlene’s memory, may be made to her church, Emanuel First Lutheran. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel.

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Maureen Price-Zalba
January 8, 2023 at 4:12 pm

Mrs. Slater was a woman of beauty and grace inside and out. Always enjoyed her visits to the dental office and later on in the shared beauty shop! She loved her family to the fullest and was very proud of all of them. Such a gracious woman who will be missed by all who knew her.

Lee Anne Harmon
January 8, 2023 at 9:51 pm

My sweet neighbor will be greatly missed. I have many happy memories that make me smile when I think of her. My sympathies to Arlee Anne, who was a wonderful caregiver, and to Kirk, Steve and families.

Lorri miller
January 9, 2023 at 7:26 pm

Dear Slater family

So sorry for your loss your mom was a wonderful classy lady and will be surely missed. Heaven has gained another angel


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