Nettie, age 102, passed away peacefully on at the Marilyn Anderson HospiceCare Center, Fitchberg, after a brief illness. Nettie was born on a farm in Norway Grove, Vienna Township, near DeForest, the ninth of 13 children of Ole & Mary (Sorenson) Anderson, a well-known Dane County pioneer family. Nettie was baptized and confirmed at the Norway Grove Lutheran Church and was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church, Madison, for 76 years. She retired in 1991 from the Wisconsin Department of Revenue. Nettie was an active member of Supporting Active Independent Lives and enjoyed many years of volunteering and spiritual fellowship at Bethel Lutheran Church. She married Donald Slickman in 1933 in Madison where they were active in community activities, including square dancing, until his death in 1963. In 1970, she married Alvin Spevacek in Madison. Nettie and Al spent many happy winters in Largo, FL, and traveled to many interesting places together. Al preceded her in death in 1995. She was also preceded in death by her parents; six brothers; and six sisters. Nettie is survived by her son, David Slickman (Lorraine Morton) of Issaquah, WA; two grandsons, Derek (Maren) of Two Rivers, WI, and Don of Hilbert; and three great-grandchildren, David, Katie, and Laura Slickman. She is also survived by three stepsons and their families, William (Patricia) Spevacek of Mineral Point, WI, Robert of Tempe, AZ, David (Nonie) of Falls Church, VA.; her sister-in-law, Fran Anderson of Madison, WI; special nieces, Marie Connor and Jean Mindel of Waunakee, WI; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Bethel Lutheran Church with the Rev. Rick Lund officiating.
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