Debra Sue Slanec Marine City Debra Sue Slanec, 57, of Marine City, went home on May 6, 2014. She is more alive now than she ever was and is gathered up in the presence of her Heavenly Father where there is no more pain and no more sorrow. Deb was born to Ira McConnell and the late Arla McConnell, October 4, 1956, in Cass City, Michigan. She was married to Douglas Slanec for 23 years. Deb is survived by her daughters, Shannon Slanec, Deanna Slanec, Tara (John) Simonian, and Lindsay (Dan) Worden; grandchildren, Tyler Hysko, Jaden Simonian, Kai Simonian, and Arla Worden; her father, Ira McConnell; brother, Randy (Becky) McConnell; sister, Sherry (Richard) Planey; brother, Pat (Carol) McConnell; good friend and companion, Tim Wegmeyer; several nieces and nephews, many friends, and dearly loved members of her church family. She was a member of Crossroads Community Church where she was active as a youth group and Bible study leader. Youth and horses were her passion. "Miss Deb" as she was fondly referred to, spent her life as a dedicated mother of four, a riding instructor and horse trainer, impacting and bringing the joys of horsemanship, her faith, her love of life, and laughter, to countless young students. The joys of her life were her four grandchildren who she loved to play football, baseball and trackball with. She loved camping, hunting, boating and watching the ships on the St. Clair River from her home at Cherry Beach. Visitation and sharing will be held at Young Funeral Home, (www.youngcolonial.com) 4061 St. Clair Hwy., East China, MI on Friday May 9th, from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place at Crossroads Community Church, 3631 King Rd. China, MI on Saturday May 10th at 12:00 p.m., with visitation preceding at from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Deb loved to share her faith, especially with young people, and wishes to further that discipleship by providing seed money for a youth bus. Memorials may be made to Crossroads Community Church "Youth Bus Fund".
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Young Colonial Chapel Funeral Home
4061 Saint Clair Hwy East China, MI 48054
Published in The Times Herald from May 9 to May 10, 2014