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Violet "Vi" Florence (Schaefer) Slifka, 91, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. She was born to Frederick and Violet (Walton) Schaefer on Feb. 1, 1926, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Vi was a graduate of Waterford High School, class of 1943. Vi met her husband, Richard Slifka, while working at A.C. Sparkplug. They married on Aug. 3, 1957, and traveled often together. They visited Clearwater Beach, Florida, every spring for 20 years, and Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, for 30 years. Richard preceded her in passing on July 2, 2012.
Vi was an avid bridge player. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Kokomo Garden Club. Vi was an excellent cook, and everyone loved her chicken soup. She loved to listen to her children and grandchildren sing and perform. Vi will be dearly missed by her friends and family.
Vi is survived by her daughters, Susan (Walter) Fisher, Ellen (Kevin) Hawes, and Nancy Bank; grandchildren, Whitney Martin, Aaron (Kelly) Fisher, Nathan and Clayton Fisher, Joseph Hawes, Simon and Stephen Bank; and two great-grandchildren.
Vi was preceded in passing by her husband; her parents; grandson, David G. Martin; and son-in-law, Ben Bank.
Family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, at Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer, 705 Southway Blvd. E., Kokomo, IN 46902, with a funeral service to follow at 1 p.m., officiated by Pastor Allison. Friends also may visit with the family 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53005. Eulogy will follow at 11 a.m. Burial will immediately follow.
Please consider making a donation to Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer in memory of Vi.
You are invited to visit ellersmortuarywebster.com to view Vi's obituary and leave an online condolence for the family.
Published on January 12, 2018
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