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The Passing Of Ann Slomkowski



Ann E. Slomkowski, age 57, of Northville, Mich., passed away on August 25, 2016. She was born September 25, 1958 in Cadillac, Mich., daughter of Paul and the late Katherine Cruikshank. Ann graduated in 1980 from Central Michigan University teacher education program as their top teaching candidate. She was a high school math teacher in Plymouth/Canton schools for over 30 years. She was a dedicated educator and always put her students’ needs before her own. 

Ann and her husband Michael own and operate Showcase Stables. Ann was a well respected trainer, instructor and judge. In 1977, Ann became the first coach of Team USA Morgan, representing the United States in South Africa. She was also known for her beautiful singing voice, for being an excellent cook, and never missing a chance to watch her son Grant play baseball. Ann will always be remembered for her generous and kind spirit, and for being a devoted and selfless wife and mother.

She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Michael; her son, Grant; her father Paul Cruikshank; and her step-mother, Bonnie. She is also survived by countless family members, friends and students. She was preceded in death by her mother, Katherine in 2006. 

Visitation will be held on Monday, August 29 from 2:00PM-8:00PM at Phillips Funeral Home, 122 W. Lake St., South Lyon, Mich. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 30 at 7:00PM at First United Methodist Church of South Lyon, 640 S. Lafayette, South Lyon, Mich. Ann will be laid to rest in Cherry Valley Cemetery in Evart, Michigan. 

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