Daniel P. Slivinski

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Daniel “Dan” Slivinski, age 72, loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend, passed away at home on Saturday, March 18, 2023.

Dan was born June 1, 1950, in Grayling, Michigan, to Walter and Isabelle (Jurek) Slivinski. The family resided in Gaylord and Dan graduated from St. Mary High School in 1968. On September 7, 1974, he married Laura Blasko.  Dan and Laura remained in Gaylord on the family farm, Stoney Hill Farm, and raised three children,  Shelly, Linda, and Jeffrey.

Dan worked for Georgia Pacific for 39 years as a boiler operator.  He also farmed full-time, raising mostly beef cattle and crops, for the majority of his farming years.  Dan loved farming, polka dancing, hunting, playing euchre, and spending time with his family.  In his later years, attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and extra-curricular activities, held a special place in his heart and became a priority. For many years he was actively involved in 4-H with his children, serving as supervisor of the livestock barn at the Otsego County Fair as well as serving on the Fair Board. Dan also served on boards with Farm Bureau and the USDA.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Isabelle; sisters, Barbara, Theresa, and Diana; and brother, Frank.

He is survived by his wife Laura; his children, Shelly (Dan) Bozzer, Linda Weiss (fiancé Steven Sulkey), and Jeffrey;  grandchildren, Logan, Brooke, and Carter Bozzer,  Kate, Cooper, and Kenzie Weiss, Drake, and Bazil Slivinski, and Madison and Blake Sulkey; sister, Veronica Dainoviec of Petoskey; and brothers, John (Margie) Slivinski and Leonard (Joyce) Slivinski, all of Gaylord.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., from St. Mary Cathedral in Gaylord.  Visitation will be held at the church on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services.

Services will be live streamed­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­ on the St. Mary Cathedral’s website, https://www.stmarycathedral.org/

  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations and/or cards of condolence, may be made to St. Mary Cathedral or Holy Redeemer Church online athttps://dioceseofgaylord.org/giving-generously or through the Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, PO Box 1548, Gaylord MI 49735

Arrangements were entrusted to Nelson Funeral Home and Cremation Service, P.O. Box 1548, Gaylord, MI 49734.

17 comments on “Daniel P. Slivinski”

  1. Mike and Connie Zaborowski

    Laura & Family;
    We extend our sincere sympathy to you and your family. You all were a blessing to him during his illness. May our God reward you with blessings and comfort your sorrows.
    Mike and Connie Zaborowski

  2. Laura and family, I am so sorry for your loss. May your memories give you comfort in your days ahead.
    Jackie Coon Wcisel

  3. Laura and family my heart is so heavy right now. Dan was a great friend. He will be sorely missed. The GP buddies seems to be getting bigger up there. Hugs to you all.

  4. Cynthia K Francis

    Laura and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Dan was a great guy. I know you have a lot of great memories, as we have. May you find comfort in the peace that passes all understanding from our Heavenly Father.
    Paul and Cindy Francis.

  5. LAURA and family. I worked with Dan at the fair for several years.
    Great man and he will be missed. My condolence to the family.

    Ken Bur

  6. Laura and family. My heart breaks for all of you. Marv always spoke fondly of Dan and I also have good memories of him. I pray his passing was peaceful and that you find strength in each other as you navigate the weeks and months ahead.
    Mary Evans

  7. We extend our deepest condolences for your loss, our prayers are with you and your family. May God Bless you.

  8. Rick and Colleen Blasko

    We are so sad to hear that Dan has passed. We will always remember his kindness and his beautiful sunflowers. Praying for all of you.
    Love Rick and Colleen Blasko

  9. I am sorry to hear of Dan’s passing. Thinking of you with loving condolences, knowing he will be resting in peace.

  10. Laura and Family,
    We are sorry for your loss.
    Another angel gets his wings.
    You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
    Joyce and Gary Boyd

  11. Laura and family,
    Dan was a good friend and will be greatly missed by all who have known him. He was a very hard worker and still donated his time to the Otsego County Fair. my thoughts and prayers are for the family at this time of great loss. Rest in peace my old friend until we meet again.

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