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Norma B. Slaback
Norma B. Slaback

Norma B. Slaback, age 76, formerly of Monroe passed away on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Skaalen Heights in Stoughton.  She was born on October 3, 1947 the daughter of Norman and Mescal (Walter) Nemec in Richland Center.  Norma's early years were shaped by the love and guidance of her maternal grandmother, Lillian Walter, who raised her and her siblings after the tragic loss of their parents in 1957. She graduated from Kickapoo High School in Viola and then went on to attend UW Whitewater where she received a degree in Business Education. Norma married Raymond Slaback on August 9, 1969 in Viola. 

Norma was a high school teacher at Black Hawk High School and Brodhead High School, from which she retired in 2005. Her passion for teaching extended into the evenings, where she also instructed night classes at Blackhawk Technical College.  Norma was also an executive secretary at Swiss Colony. She was deeply involved in her community, volunteering her time and energy at Family Promise in Monroe and Stoughton Public Schools. Her greatest joy, however, was found in the laughter and love shared with her children and grandchildren, who were the center of her world.

Norma is survived by her husband, Ray; children, Dale (Kami) Slaback of Friendswood, TX, Kevin (Joy) Slaback of Cypress, TX, Ryan (Wendy) Slaback of Menomonie, and Carla (Sam) Simon of Stoughton; ten grandchildren; sister Carolyn (Bob) Behrens of Whitewater; and brother, Ken Nemec of Benson, AZ. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; grandma, Lillian Walter; and daughter, Traci in 1994. 

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 at 11:00 AM at Shriner Hager Gohlke Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Greenwood Cemetery. 

A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 15, 2024 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM and Friday at 10:00 AM until the time of the service at the funeral home.  Condolences may be sent to the family at: