Mary Irene “Missy” Klopatek (Slazas) of Mercer, WI passed away July 18, 2022 after a 17-year battle with cancer. Her final days were spent at home enjoying her deck and beautiful view, surrounded by family and visiting with friends.
Missy was born May 20, 1962 in Champaign Urbana, IL to Stanley and Judith Slazas.
She married the love of her life, Scott Klopatek, on May 1, 2002.
The pride and joy of her life were her two children, Drake Hunter and April Dawn. Missy’s strong will to live and need to love and take care of her family drove her to overcome many obstacles.
Missy’s love of life and the outdoors lead her to enjoy fishing, ice fishing, deer hunting, bow hunting, and turkey hunting. Every trip back from the deer stand had a story.
She also enjoyed planting flowers, gardening, and feeding the birds and other wildlife. She had a passion for cooking, her skills in the kitchen were a special treat.
She looked forward to family trips to Canada fishing, Mexico, Florida, and visiting national parks like Glacier, Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon and many more.
For many years Missy took pride in being a hockey mom. She enjoyed everything from traveling to see games and cheering on her children to preparing soups, treats, and other foods for the concessions.
Her strength and courage throughout her cancer journey was admired by many. Her kind heart and generous nature touched many lives. She was always willing to go out of her way to help others despite what she was going through. Always smiling, always positive, always loving, she will be missed by many.
Missy is survived by her husband Scott, son Drake Hunter, daughter April Dawn; Mother Judy Slazas, Stepmother Elizabeth Slazas; Siblings: Debra (Richard) Vasquez, Michael (Lisa) Slazas and Veronica Slazas; Step Sisters: Karen (Jim) Francis and Kimberly Wickman; Father-in-law John H. Klopatek (Pa), Brother-in-laws Gary (Pat) Klopatek, Randy (Karen) Klopatek, and John A. (Mary) Klopatek; Sister-in-law Julie (Jaymie) Fehr; as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father Stanley Slazas and mother-in-law Mary Ann Klopatek.
A celebration of life will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 from 4pm-8pm at The Great Northern Hotel, 5070 N Hwy 51, Mercer, WI
Online condolences may be shared at nimsgernfuneral.com
NIMSGERN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES IS SERVING THE FAMILY.