Celia Slackman

Print Obituary
Celia Michiko “Michi” Slackman, nee Sato, 92, of Shiloh, IL, born March 27, 1928, passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.

Michi was the eldest daughter of Jisaburo and Fushiko Sato. She married Technical Sergeant Robert Slackman in February of 1951, in Fukuoka, Japan, and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in April of 1955. As an Air Force couple, and later a family, they traveled extensively and were stationed at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, Blytheville AFB, Arkansas, Kaden AFB, Okinawa, Japan, and finally, Scott AFB, in 1963.

Michi devoted her life to creating a warm and loving home for her family, while occasionally working outside the home for several local businesses. Michi especially enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, eating at local restaurants, crocheting, and watching the Food Network. She was famous among family and friends for her “Grandma Michi sugar cookies.”

She was preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Robert Slackman; and her parents, Jisaburo and Fushiko Sato.

Surviving are a son, Richard (Lynn) Slackman of Shiloh, IL;
a daughter, Dorothy (Charlie) Simpson of Swansea, IL;
and two grandchildren, Rachel (Bob Libutti) Simpson, O.D. of Reading, PA, and Max (Alina Gritsan) Simpson, J.D. of University City, MO.

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: A private graveside service will be held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


6 Comments on Celia Slackman

Mary Beth Krein Piekarski said : Guest Report Feb 01, 2021 at 12:12 PM

My sincere condolences to the family. Michi was a very sweet special person and she was the last survivor of my mother's friends. I was so very sorry to learn of her death.

  • Surprise
  • AZ
Marilou Blum said : Guest Report Jan 02, 2021 at 11:38 PM

So sorry for your loss, Dorothy. Deepest sympathy!

  • Swansea
  • IL
John and Linda Fritsche said : Guest Report Jan 01, 2021 at 11:11 AM

We are so saddened to hear of your loss. Rest assured we are praying for you and your family. May the angels now take her to paradise where there is no more suffering and no more pain, only happiness.

  • Swansea
  • IL
Annemarie Garcia said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2020 at 7:10 PM

What a beautiful obituary. My heart and prayers are with you all. Her wonderful memories will last forever.

  • Marine
  • Il
Ron & Beth Beard said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2020 at 6:54 PM

Please accept our condolences. Your mother was such a sweet lady and was so kind and thoughtful to our son. She will be missed.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Nancy Dunn said : Guest Report Dec 31, 2020 at 4:11 PM

Thinking of you.. so sorry for your loss.

  • O’Fallon
  • IL

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.