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Mildred A. Slama

  Mildred A. Slama, age 92, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Thursday, March 21, 2019 at Avera Sr. James Care Center in Yankton. Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, March 25, 2019 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home with Reverend Dani Jo Bierwagen officiating. Burial will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery in Yankton. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral on Monday at the funeral home. Mildred A. Slama was born September 5, 1926 in Tyndall, South Dakota to John and Josephine (Pavlis) Stekly. She grew up on the farm near Tyndall and attended school there. She worked with her sister for a short time and then began caring for her nephew when his mother died shortly after he was born. She married Frank Slama Jr. on February 16, 1953 in Avon, South Dakota. Together they farmed as dairy farmers near Wagner, South Dakota milking Brown Swiss cows. They retired in 1985 and moved to Yankton, where Mildred enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, crocheting, and baking kolaches. She also enjoyed dancing, polkas, bowling with Frank and traveling together to Europe, Hawaii and Czechoslovakia to visit relatives. Survivors include her two sons: David (Connie) Slama of Grant, Minnesota and Terry Slama of Derby, Kansas; two grandsons: Jason (Katie) Slama and Matthew Slama; great grandson, Caleb Slama; sister-in-law, Fran Andersh of Rogers, Arkansas; brother-in-law, Ben Slama of Avon, South Dakota and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Frank on May 24, 1994; two brothers: John Stekly and Emil Stekly and sister, Rose Kloucek. To send an online message to the family, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com.

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