Margaret Anne (Slonecki) Afton, age 70, of Lowell, passed away on Friday, April 6, 2018 at Faith Hospice, Trillium Woods, in Byron Center. She was born on February 22, 1948, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the daughter of Francis Benjamin and Esther Kathryn (Wronski) Slonecki. She attended St. Isidore Catholic Elementary School and Catholic Central High School. She continued her education at Grand Rapids Community College and earned an Associate’s Degree in nursing and worked as an LPN for many years. During her nursing career, she served patients in hospital, nursing home and home-health environments. She also worked as a Pharmacy Technician for several years. Margaret attended St. Mary Catholic Church in Lowell for many years.
Margaret leaves a loving family to cherish her memory including her daughters, Heather (Bill) Doane of Lowell and Jennifer Afton of Kalamazoo; dearly loved grandchildren, Aaron Schulte, Evan Schulte and Emma Schulte; a sister Kathryn (Fred) Faiks of Greenville; step-siblings, Cindi Zdroy and Frank (Leslie) Zdroy both of California; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Joseph Slonecki; her step-mother, Eleanor Slonecki and a step-sister Nadine Campbell.
Visitation and Funeral Mass will take place on Friday, April 13, 2018 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 402 Amity Street, Lowell, Michigan 49331, with Fr. Aaron Ferris the Celebrant. Visitation will take place at the church from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. and the Mass will be Celebrated beginning at 11:00 a.m. Private Interment is being planned at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lowell. Memorial contributions are recommended to Faith Hospice or the Franciscan Life Process Center near Lowell.