Margaret Slowiak, 84, of Stanley, died Monday, March 27,
2017 at the Homeplace-Stanley under the care of St. Joseph’s
Hospice. She was born on January 10, 1933 in Thorp the
daughter of the late Oscar and Catherine (Heiman) Mertens.
She was raised in Thorp and graduated from Thorp High in
1952. On June 7, 1955 she married Felix Slowiak at St.
Bernard’s Catholic Church-Thorp. The couple farmed in the
town of Thorp until 1990 when they retired and moved into
She is survived by her brother, Robert (Rosalie) Mertens of
Thorp, her sister, Theresa Westberg of Eau Claire and sister
in law, Mary Ann Mertens of Appleton and many nieces and
nephews. Margaret is preceded in death by her parents,
husband Felix in 1997, brothers, Francis, Hugo, Bernard
Father Michael Mertens and sisters, Dolores Techmeier,
Marcella Nye, Ruth Weix, Helen Koenig, Marie Weix and
A memorial mass will be at 11AM on Saturday, April 8th at Holy
Family Catholic Church-Stanley with Father William Felix
officiating. Interment in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 10AM until time of service at the church.
Plombon Funeral service assisted the family.