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Marvel F. Slanga, 87, of Osseo

Marvel F. Slanga, 87, of Osseo, formerly of Silver Lake, died on her wedding anniversary, Oct. 23, 2014, in Brooklyn Center.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held today (Wednesday) at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church in Silver Lake. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass.
Interment will be in St. Adalbert’s Cemetery in Silver Lake.
Marvel Slanga was born May 27, 1927, to John and Clara (Littfin) Knoop. She married Francis Slanga on Oct. 23, 1947. Together they owned and operated the Slanga Hardware Store in Silver Lake. They enjoyed traveling to the western United States and visiting the national parks. They also enjoyed working on crossword puzzles. They spent time at their cabin near Maple Lake. Mrs. Slanga loved living in Silver Lake. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Francis; son, Mark; and daughter, Judy.
She is survived by her daughters, Carol McLain, Connie Shovelin (Jim Buettner) and Barbara Toovey; grandchildren, Michael Shovelin, Amanda McLain, Jillian McLain, Sarah Jappe and Kelley Toovey; great-grandchildren, Megan Meier and Davontey Parker; brother, Ken (Marlys) Knoop; and sister, Arlene Leier.
Memorials are preferred to North Memorial Hospice.
The Maresh Funeral Home in Silver Lake assisted the family; www.mareshfuneralhome.com.