Nancy M. Slater

SlaterNancyNancy Mae (Chamberlin) Slater, 73, of Cambridge, Minn., formerly of St. Paul, died Thursday, February 7, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West.

Nancy was born April 19, 1939 in St. Paul, Minn. to Arnold and Gertrude (Greenfield) Chamberlin. She grew p in St. Paul, graduating from Washington High School in 1957, and then Hamline University in 1961.  In 1962 she moved to Paul’s Lake in Cambridge. There she worked at The Imperial, Schmidt Music, and Fleetway while raising a family and then operating a bookkeeping service for several small companies.

She was on the board of the Isanti County Historical Society, the board of Washington High School’s 50+ Reunion Club, and loved volunteering at the Shalom Shop and many other local activities.

Nancy was preceded in death by her father Arnold Chamberlin; brothers-in-law Charles Slater, Duane Slater, and Tommy Slater.

She is survived by her husband John Slater; mother G. Mae Chamberlin of Cambridge; sons Eric (Tracey) Skalbeck of Eveleth,  Mark (Laura) Skalbeck of Anoka, Dean (Kathy) Skalbeck of Peralta, N.M., David (Jill) Slater of Cambridge; brother Tom (Janice) Chamberlin of Midland, Mich.; grandchildren Justin, Jake, JoHannah, Ty and Josh Skalbeck, Kelsey and Kayla Ostrom; great grandchild FaeLynn Skalbeck; sisters-in-law Marie Slater, Maralyn Slater, Karen Slater, Judy Ziebarth, and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A Celebration of her Life will be held at noon, on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at Common Ground Methodist Church with Rev. Jean Rollin officiating. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church. David Nyberg, accompanied by Dorcie Larson will provide the special music. Honorary pallbearers will be Nancy’s seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers or memorials, donations to The Harbor Room at Cambridge Medical Center, or Lil Farm Children’s Home are suggested. Arrangements were with the Carlson-Lillemoen Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Cambridge.