FRANCES MARION (REID) SLIETER was born to Alfred and Frances (Bates) Reid June 12, 1936 at McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She was raised in Sioux Falls and graduated from Washington High School. Frances and Verlyn were united in marriage October 28, 1955; they had four children. In 1972 they purchased the Jasper Meat Market and moved their family to Jasper, Minnesota. In 1982 they sold the Meat Market and continued to live in Jasper until 1986, when they moved to Ihlen, Minnesota. In 2018 she moved back to Jasper.
After selling the meat market, Frances worked at The Glass House in Ihlen until 1987. She then became secretary of the Jasper ELCA, a job she dearly loved; and she retired November 2015 after 28 years.
Frances was active in the Jasper ELCA Church, Ihlen Eden Seniors, various card clubs, and the Jasper Lion’s Club. Frances was also a proud Blood Donor to the American Red Cross.
Frances loved attending grandchildren’s sporting events and traveling to visit her children when they lived in different parts of the country and world. Frances was an avid fan of all Minnesota sports, and was known to watch multiple sports at one time.
Frances was predeceased by her husband, Verlyn in 2013; her parents; and her brother, Richard Reid.
Fran is lovingly remembered by her children, Kathryn L. (Thomas) Baier, Judith A. (Paul) Bussell, Susan M. DeSchepper (William DeSchepper), and John D. (Dawn) Slieter; 11 grandchildren, Jeffrey B. Baier, Aric J. Baier, Stephen Bussell, Katie Bussell, Michael Bussell, Sean DeSchepper, Alec DeSchepper, Eli DeSchepper, Grace DeSchepper, Jacob J. Slieter, Natalie A. Slieter; four great-grandchildren, Jeremy Baier, Ian Baier, Nelson Baier, and Charlotte Bussell; one sister, Helen Jensen; and BFF, Virginia Hieberger.