Nancy G. Slingerland

Nancy G. Slingerland, 84, of Altamont, Illinois, died at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, May 12, 2019 at Lutheran Care Center in Altamont.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran Care Center, Altamont, Effingham County Humane Society, or EARS. Gieseking Funeral Home of Altamont is assisting the family with arrangements.

She was born on Saturday, June 30, 1934 in Granite City to Henry and Dorothea (Shroeder) Slingerland.

She is survived by her brother Marshall Slingerland of Neoga; sister, Shirley Muchow of Altamont; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister Beverly Schulze.

“Do not stand at my grave and weep…

I am not there. I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.

I am the diamond glints on snow.

I am the sunlight on ripened grain.

I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awake in the morning hush,

I am the swift, up-flinging rush

Of quiet birds in circling flight.

I am the soft star-shine at night

Do not stand at my grave and cry…

I am not there. I did not die.”


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