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Audrey K. Slapnicher

November 19, 1940 — March 15, 2024

Wheaton, MN

Audrey K. Slapnicher

Audrey K Slapnicher fell asleep in death on March 15, 2024 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo North Dakota, surrounded by her many family members. 

Audrey was born on Tuesday November 19,1940 in Little Fork Minnesota. Audrey was the daughter of Clarence and Ellen Grove. She attended High School partly in International Falls Minnesota and Baudette Minnesota but graduated from Baudette High School as part of the class of 1958. She married Anthony T. Slapnicher on November 08, 1958 and from that union came three children: Theodore (Anita) Slapnicher of Helena, Montana; Timothy (Beth) Slapnicher of Bemidji, Minnesota and Stacy (Terry) Ehli of Wheaton, Minnesota. Audrey is survived by her husband; all three of her children and their spouses; her six grandchildren; and her ten great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother (Harry Grove); and her granddaughter (Heidi Joy Slapnicher). Most of Audrey’s life centered around the raising of her family (in the Bemidji area), studying the Bible and sharing what she learned with others. At one time Audrey worked three jobs to support herself. Later in life, Audrey moved to live by her daughter (Stacy) and husband (Terry) in Wheaton, Minnesota. Some words that best described Audrey are: fantastic/empathetic listener; sincere; loyal; private; content; honest; generous; patient; and kind-hearted. She loved people in general, but had an especially soft spot for children. She loved to dance and was so graceful, especially when she danced to polkas. She loved teaching the things she had learned from the Scriptures with others and endeavored to live by them herself. Other things that she enjoyed were: spending time with her family and friends (both in person and by telephone); reading; working picture and crossword puzzles; coloring; playing cards; and playing games (EXCEPT Monopoly and Aggravation). She never wanted any long speeches to be given about her life's activities but felt that Ecclesiastes 7:1 best summed things up: “A good name is better than good oil, and the day of death is better than the day of birth.” She proved she was loyal to her creator to the end. She was DEEPLY loved and is already GREATLY missed. A lesson that Audrey always taught her children is best summed up in the following poem: “It's not the things that can be bought that are life's richest treasure- It's the little " heart gifts " that money cannot measure.” (Helen Steiner Rice). And the poem that best describes her children's feelings about her is: “MY MOM WAS ALWAYS THERE” (Author Unknown).   “When I look back upon my life, no matter when or where, At every age and step and stage, Mom, you were always there........You made me feel so safe, so loved, your kindness meant so much, I still can hear your words of cheer and feel your gentle touch..... When I'd set out to bring about some special dream or plan, your pride in me was plain to see- you were my biggest fan..... You'd hang in there to help me bear the stresses and the stings And always know when to let go so I could try my wings   And still today I'm glad to say I feel your loving care in the deepest part of my grateful heart.....Mom, you were always there!” (End of poem). Just a few of Audrey’s favorite scriptures:

Isaiah 46:4- Until you grow old I (Jehovah God) will be the same; Until your hair is gray I (Jehovah God) will keep bearing you. As I (Jehovah God) have done, I (Jehovah God) will carry you and bear you and rescue you.

1 Corinthians 15:26- And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses in Bemidji, Minnesota with John Flaws officiating.
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Past Services

Memorial Service

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses

1659 Adams Ave. NW, Bemidji, MN 56601

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