Slasinski, Barbara A., Saginaw, Michigan

Loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at her home. Age 74 years. Daughter of the late Marshall and Irene (Michalski) Vallette Sr., Barbara was born November 14, 1939 in Saginaw, Michigan. She attended Holy Rosary School and graduated from St. Mary’s School of Nursing. Barbara was a nurse at St. Mary’s Hospital until she started to raise her family. Barbara was married to Michael F. Slasinski on July 10, 1963 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. He survives her. Barbara raised her family then developed the library and became a Librarian at Shields Elementary School for 30 years. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Church. Surviving besides her husband Mike are two sons, Robert Slasinski; Steven and Leann Slasinski and their son Chase, all of Saginaw. Barbara was preceded in death by her brother Marshall Vallette. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Monday from 3:00-5:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Shields Elementary Library. Barbara’s favorite saying, “You don’t have to read every day, just the days you eat!”