Violet Vi Elizabeth Slopansky
April 4, 1917 December 6, 2018
Violet E. Slopansky peacefully passed away on December 6, 2018 at Golden Apricot Manor in Whittier, California. She was 101 years old. Violet Vi was brought into this world by Everett and Mary Willard on April 4, 1917 in Miltonvale, Kansas. She was married to William Bill Slopansky on April 27, 1935 and together they had a son, Paul Slopansky. She was a wonderfully giving woman and will be missed deeply by her family and all those who knew her.
Shortly after Vis birth, her father passed away due to a fatal illness that he caught while helping build military barracks during WWI in eastern Kansas. Without her father to care and provide for the family, growing up in Miltonvale with her mother was very difficult. Nonetheless, these early years were very formative in Vis life as she and her mother had to rely on their own strength to carry on. Vis mother was re-married to a wonderful man, Ingraham, who was a kind and gracious step-father to Violet as she grew up.
Vi attended Concordia High School in Concordia, the neighboring community to Miltonvale. During her time in high school, Vi met the man that would be her husband, Bill Slopansky. Vi met Bill through a friend that was in a band with Bill. Despite her mothers protest, Vi married the band member on April 27, 1935 when they were married by a Justice of the Peace. Vi and Bill were meant to be together. They were wonderful parents to their only child, Paul, and ended up following their son to California in 1976 after he moved away from home. Vi and Bill settled in Anaheim where they took up a variety of activities.
Vi was a diligent homemaker. She was also very active in the church throughout her entire life. She was an accomplished organist and was a choir leader for nearly 40 years in church. After coming to California, she and Bill became involved at the Crystal Cathedral, where she actively volunteered as a greeter for nearly 10 years. She and Bill also volunteered at the Anaheim Senior Center where they played music for the weekly dances and entertainment. She was fondly remembered for her artistic capabilities; capturing precious moments on her camera lens, in addition to creating them with her brush strokes.
Violet is survived by her son, Paul (Hilda) Slopansky; her three step-grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband Bill.
A funeral service for Violet will be held on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 at 10am at White Emerson Mortuary, 13304 Philadelphia St., Whittier. Interment will take place at the Crystal Cathedral Memorial Gardens.