Katlyn Marie SlaterJanuary 20, 1995 ~ November 11, 2017 (age 22)
Katlyn Marie Slater, age 22, of Paw Paw, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 11, 2017. She was born January 20, 1995 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Chris and Becky (Goniwicha) Slater. Katie is survived by her mother and father, Becky (David Green) Slater and Chris (Janine Crandell) Slater, one brother, Kyle (fiancée Stacie) Slater, grandparents, Richard (Donna) Goniwicha and Cathy (late Gary) Slater, her fiancée, Robert Gonzales, Jr. and his mother, Francis and brother, Lamberto Gonzales, Sydnie Green and two nieces, Calli and Amelia along with her two adored canine friends, Leo and Remy. Katie was preceded in death by her grandfather, Gary Slater and her cousin Joshua Goniwicha. Katie was a graduate of Paw Paw High School and recently received her Bachelor’s Degree. She was working on returning to school to complete her PA Degree. She was currently employed in Mattawan as a Research Associate with MPI. Katie will be remembered for her infectious laugh, smile, her kind heart and willingness to help others. She enjoyed to read and had a slight obsession with Harry Potter! Katie led a very organized life and enjoyed to bake, play softball and work on arts and crafts. Katie and Robert were looking forward to their wedding that was to take place New Year’s evening. She will be missed by her family and many friends.
A gathering of family and friends will take place on Wednesday, November 15, beginning at 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Adams Funeral Home, 502 West Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, where a rosary will commence at 7:30 p.m. Funeral services will follow on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. Joseph Xavier officiating. Cremation will follow. A Luncheon will immediately follow the funeral service at the Paw Paw Fire Hall. Memorial contributions may be directed to Saint Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
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