IRONWOOD TOWNSHIP - Memorial services for Aleda A. Slade, 88, of Little Girl's Point, will be held Friday, July 11, at 2 p.m ., preceded by visitation at 1 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, in Ironwood, with the Rev. Rosemary DeHut officiating.
Aleda passed away on March 5, 2014, at the home of her daughter, in Ortonville.
She was born in Ironwood to Charlie and Ellen (Hansen) Hulstrom on Jan. 14, 1926. She grew up at Little Girl's Point, where she attended the one room Lake School. She also attended Roosevelt School and graduated from Luther L. Wright High School in 1944. She moved to Pontiac to work for GMC Truck and Coach to support the war effort. On Aug. 19, 1946, she was united in marriage with Raymond C. Slade, of Ironwood, at Bristol Methodist Church in Flint, with the Rev. Hedley Bennett officiating.
Ray and Aleda made their home in Pontiac where they raised three children. After Ray retired in April 1973 from the U.S. Post Office, they returned to make their home at Little Girl's Point.
Ray and Aleda were members of the Wesley United Methodist Church, where Aleda participated in the United Methodist Women's group. She created many friendships that remained throughout her lifetime. While living in Pontiac, she was proud to serve in the Sunday School program at Central United Methodist Church in Pontiac for more than 25 years. She was also involved with the former Ironwood Township Sportsmen's Club, and since 1972, was a charter member of the Ironwood Township chapter of AARP. She held various office positions in each of these groups.
She is survived by two sons, Dennis, of Ironwood Township, and David (Sue), of Pontiac; a daughter, Judy (Ed) Zull, of Ortonville; four grandsons, Chris (Heather) Zull, Andy (Katie) Zull, and Sam and Ben Slade; three great-grandsons, Landin, Isaac and Ethan Zull; a brother, Barney Hulstrom, of Little Girl's Point; numerous brothers- and sisters-in-law; and approximately 50 nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband and parents, Aleda was preceded in death by her sisters and their husbands, Lou (Mike) Morgan, Fran (Stanley) Oman and Doris (Kermit) Rice; her brothers and their wives, Ray (Mary), Butch (Harriette), George (Jean) and Ted (Joyce); two more brothers, David, in infancy, and Billy, in childhood; and a sister-in-law, Toots (Barney).
A private interment will be at Sunset Acres Cemetery in Ironwood Township.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Aleda's memory to memorial funds at either Wesley United Methodist Church in Ironwood or the Immanuel Lutheran Church at Little Girl's Point.
The family thanks Michael Patrick at McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home of Ironwood for his assistance.